Flower DIY to Try // The 60 Second Bouquet


The Quickest DIY Bouquet You Will Ever Make

Yesterday, I took a little break to stop and smell the roses. But today I’m back to share the quickest DIY bouquet you will ever make, along with the tote bags and temporary tattoos I recently designed with MakrI used their new iPhone app that allows you to design tees, temporary tattoos, and tote bags on your phone – and then ships your designs right to your door.

But first…the DIY! This protea bouquet takes all of 60 seconds to make. So, no matter how busy you are, I’m pretty sure you can handle this. AND it makes a great last minute gift idea too.

Stop and Smell the Roses


To make your own you’ll need a single type of flower, that makes a statement. In this case, I used Pincushion Proteas, which are super cheerful and vibrant. But I also had Stock as a backup option, so you can really use any flower you want. You’ll also need a newspaper and a rubber band.

How To:

1. To make the bouquet, turn a sheet of newspaper to form a diagonal and rest the bouquet at the top of the point (as shown in the photo).

2. Then, fold under the bottom 1/3 of the newspaper, to create a flat edge at the bottom.

3. Wrap the two side points around the bouquet. Add a rubber band. Done.

Insanely simple, right?

DIY // The 30 Second Bouquet

DIY // The 30 Second Bouquet

So now that you know how to make the quickest bouquet possible, it seems fitting to talk about the quickest (and easiest) way to design tote bags, t-shirts…and even temporary tattoos. With the Makr iPhone AppI designed this set of tote bags and temporary tattoos in under an hour and there are tons of interesting illustrations, typefaces, borders, and patterns that you can choose from to create your own as well. Or skip the templates and upload your own files, just as easily.

Plus your custom tee and tote creations can be made available for purchase in the Marketplace, to generate revenue for your designs. I recently added my designs to the Makr Marketplace and am curious to see how it goes. 

DIY // The 30 Second Bouquet

Stop and Smell the Roses Tote

DIY // The 30 Second Bouquet

Hey There Tote

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this 60 second flower bouquet DIY a try?

This post is sponsored by Makr. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

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15 comments | Click here to reply

I love the newspaper idea! I sometimes use the newspaper to wrap gifts! It is pretty much to best and least expensive wrapping paper.

Katie | October 2nd, 2014 at 11:22 am

Yep – least expensive and easiest. Love using newspaper for things like this.

Brittni | October 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 am

I love newspaper wrapping anything. I’ve never seen this before but guess what? I love it! thanks for sharing =)

3girls1apple | October 2nd, 2014 at 11:40 am

Glad to hear that. Thanks for stopping by.

Brittni | October 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

What a fabulous idea! This would be so cute to do with colorful wrapping paper too! The newspaper is such a classic look though :)

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Sarah | October 2nd, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Colorful wrapping paper would be fun too, Sarah. For sure.

Brittni | October 2nd, 2014 at 12:40 pm

This post has everything I love! I absolutely adore those totes!
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Rachel | The Crafted Life | October 2nd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Aw, thanks Rachel.

Brittni | October 3rd, 2014 at 1:26 am

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Those totes are AMAZING! As are these photos with the bike! Nailed it.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | October 3rd, 2014 at 10:15 am

Thanks Kel. Hope you have a great weekend.

Brittni | October 3rd, 2014 at 10:37 am

everything is perfect!
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Carol | October 3rd, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Makr sounds so awesome! I love the idea of being able to design temporary tattoos ON MY PHONE (oh technology!!)
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Joelle | October 13th, 2014 at 8:05 am

Such a practical idea!

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