Make This: The $2 Mini Message Bouquet DIY

bouquet on a budget //  costs $2

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.

DIY Flowers // secret message bouquet

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.

$2 mini DIY bouquet

making a mini bouquet for $2

make a two dollar budget bouquet

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?

26 comments | Click here to reply

So adorable!

YOLONDA WASHINGTON | January 8th, 2014 at 11:19 am

Thanks Yolanda.

papernstitch | January 8th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This is adorable! I love the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” message/idea!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | January 8th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Kel. I think I’m going to circle back to this idea for birthdays or hostess gifts.

papernstitch | January 8th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

really beautiful DIY!!! and so easy to do!!!


STEL STYLE | January 8th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Well thank Stel. Definitely a very easy project, but still one that looks thoughtful and sweet to whoever you give the bouquet to.

papernstitch | January 8th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

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!
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Marlene | January 8th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

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 | January 8th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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!
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Hannah | January 9th, 2014 at 4:43 am

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 | January 9th, 2014 at 4:47 am

Thank you Brittni, that is so sweet! 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!
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Marlene | January 9th, 2014 at 9:19 am

Simple but cute! I love it!
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Annie | January 9th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

So cute! Let’s just hope no one throws them out before they get the message!
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Stacia | January 9th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

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 | January 10th, 2014 at 1:07 am

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!

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This is absolutely adorable! I love the size!

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alex | January 11th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

This is adorable! I am definitely going to try this soon. Such a sweet, little something to show you care.
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I love this idea so much, the flowers you choose, the littleness of it, the paper, the message.. I love it all!
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