It’s not exactly a secret that I have a love affair of sorts with flowers.
The only downside, really, is that it can get expensive fast. And I happen to be most drawn to flowers that are pricey, for some reason. So I can break the bank without even trying. And I do on the regular.
But I do like a budget challenge as much as the next DIY girl, so I try to come up with affordable flower projects as often as possible. You know, when I’m not covering a three foot tall ampersand in piano garden roses or creating a hanging pendant light covered in calla lilies and dahlias.
Which is why, I’m happy to report that today’s flower DIY pretty much takes the cake on the budget scale. It costs $2 to make! And the flowers are store bought, not picked from my imaginary garden. The trick is using filler flowers, instead of larger blooms, and keeping it small. Super small.
My favorite part about these little bouquets though, aside from the price, is the secret message. It’s a nice surprise for whomever you decide to give these little bundles to. Once the newspaper is unwrapped from the bouquet, the message is revealed. Surprise!
I think these bouquets would be cool alternatives to standard thank you cards, Valentine’s Day gifts/ greeting cards, weddings, etc.
You can see the full tutorial and more photos on Project Wedding.
Think you’ll make some of these little guys? What messages can you think of that would be fun to unveil?
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This is adorable! I am definitely going to try this soon. Such a sweet, little something to show you care.Monica
This is absolutely adorable! I love the size!
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So cute! This would be great for Valentine’s Day too (with a secret love note inside), or for a kid to bring to school for his/her teachers. Always great ideas from you Brittni!Ellie
Thanks Annie. And Stacia, I hope so too. I think the chances are pretty good considering the flowers have to be unwrapped to put them in a vase. And if the message is big enough, it will be hard to miss.papernstitch
So cute! Let’s just hope no one throws them out before they get the message!Stacia
Simple but cute! I love it!Annie
Thank you Brittni, that is so sweet! 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!Marlene
Haha. You totally should Hannah! Maybe he’ll get the hint. It really is easy enough for a guy to recreate, even if he’s not especially creative. Good luck. 🙂papernstitch
Haha I’m with Marlene on this one…I need to ‘inadvertently’ leave this post open for my husband to see. I love your floral posts, they’re always so beautiful. The secret message is such a cute idea!Hannah
Thanks Marlene. I really appreciate that. By the way, loved that recent DIY you did for new years…the ‘Kiss Me at Midnight’ garland. Hope your new year is off to a good start.papernstitch
Wow, Brittni, this is fantastic! I LOVE the secret message idea. And, I would love to not only give but also RECEIVE a bouquet like this (too bad my beau doesn’t read blogs). Beautiful!Marlene
Well thank Stel. Definitely a very easy project, but still one that looks thoughtful and sweet to whoever you give the bouquet to.papernstitch
really beautiful DIY!!! and so easy to do!!!
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Thanks Kel. I think I’m going to circle back to this idea for birthdays or hostess gifts.papernstitch
This is adorable! I love the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” message/idea!Kelly @ Studio DIY
So adorable!YOLONDA WASHINGTON