Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{favors} mini farmer's market flowers




there is something about farmer's market flowers wrapped in paper that make me want to run home and arrange them in my favorite vase.  i love this idea for a casual outdoor wedding - offer your guest mini farmer market bouquet to take home as favors.  display them in baskets or tin pails with a sign to remind guest's to take a bouquet home.

here's my little tutorial to create these cone-shaped bouquets.

{material}
kraft, butcher, newspaper, waxed tissue paper
water picks
fresh cut flowers
ribbon

{directions}
spread the paper out flat in front of you and position it so it is a straight square.

gather the flowers into a small bouquet with your hands. Cut the ends to the same length and insert into a water pick.

place the bundle of flowers onto the tissue paper in a diagonal position across the middle of the paper.

roll the paper with the flowers in it, starting at the flower’s corner. Roll the paper from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. This will create a cone-like wrap for the flowers.

tie a pretty ribbon around the cone bouquet to hold it together.

voila!

{tip}
instead of ribbon use a custom sticker or label with your monogram and wedding date to seal the cone closed.
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12 comments:

  1. these are some lovely images and a really great tutorial! definitely reminds me of spring!

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  2. Love this idea of farmers market flowers as favors! I want to go to a wedding that hands that out!

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  3. That's a great idea! Thanks for the how-to.

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  4. I´m so in love with this all concept! It´s so beautiful and fresh and... happy! I would love to do this in one of my weddings! Thank you Chris!!

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  5. Love the farmer's market flowers - we want ours from the U-pick farm down the road so I'm hoping they turn out something like this.

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  6. I am so in love with this idea! I will be keeping this lovely idea in mind when we are planning our wedding for april...xo

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  7. Great tutorial for this lovely, simple gift!

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  8. Its a beautiful, lovely,precious idea. I have to keep it and use it.

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  9. Oh how pretty! What a cute and creative idea. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

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  10. What an adorable way to present flowers!

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