How to Make a Mini Flower Bouquet for $2

By Brittni • Updated on 02/23/2024

A mini flower bouquet to brighten your day! I love the idea of creating a small bouquet of flowers like this one as a gift to a friend, a simple thank you, or even to pop a special question…like ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’. There’s a secret message in this bouquet.

woman wearing wedding ring, hiding small bouquet of daisy-like flowers

Whether you’re thinking about an upcoming wedding or just looking for a cute mini flower bouquet, this DIY flower idea is adorable and easy to recreate. But more than that, it’s probably one of my favorite flower ideas because it’s super affordable as well. And it’s no secret that I have a love affair of sorts with flowers, so that’s really saying something – from ideas for small flower arrangements to my list of fave flowers for beautiful floral arrangements every time.

Often times, the only downside to making floral arrangements at home is that it can get expensive fast. And I happen to be most drawn to flowers that are pricey, for some reason. 

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 flower ampersand in piano garden roses or creating a flower 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.

woman with beige dress and peter pan collar holding small flower bouquet

supplies for making mini flower bouquet

How to Make a Mini Flower Bouquet

If you’re thinking about using this idea for your wedding. Here’s a quick way to incorporate this DIY idea into your big day…
 
Ask your friends and family to be a part of your bridal party in a memorable way, that won’t break the bank.
 
These flowers, from a local florist, are extremely affordable because they’re in the filler category. At just a couple of dollars per bunch, you can pick up enough flowers to make five mini bouquets like this one for about $10, making each one just $2 to make. 

Materials for Mini Bouquet

  • Scissors
  • String
  • Newspaper
  • Marker or pen
  • Montecasino flowers
  • Solidago

making small flower bouquet with several types of small flowers

How to Create a Small Bouquet of Flowers

1. Cut stems and strip leaves.

Cut small 5-6 sprigs from larger bunches of each flower type and strip the leaves from each stem.

2. Arrange flowers.

Using a combination of Solidago and Montecasino, create a mini bouquet that is about the size of two clenched fists. I used the same method for arranging as I did with my mini bouquet tutorial.

3. Tie the bouquet.

Tie the stems of the bouquet together with string to keep the flowers in place.
 
woman holding tiny bouquet of yellow and white flowers

4. Cut the paper.

Next, cut a long rectangle from newspaper that is roughly three times the size of your bouquet.

5. Write a message.

Using a marker, write a message, on the newspaper clipping, to your soon-to-be bridesmaid to ask her if she’d like to be in your wedding party. 

6. Wrap it up.

Now, wrap the bouquet in the newspaper, keeping the message concealed on the inside of the bouquet, and tie it off with another piece of string.
 
When friends or family open the bouquets to put the flowers in water, the newspaper message will be revealed.
 

step by step instructions for making mini flower bouquets

My favorite part about these mini flower bouquets, 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 little wrapped arrangements would be cool alternatives to standard thank you cards, Valentines gift idea/ greeting cards, weddings, etc.

woman wearing pastel beige outfit, holding small bouquet of daisies

woman tying a string to the bottom of a small bouquet

woman holding tiny $2 flower bouquet against a simple white background

woman wearing wedding ring holding small bouquet of flowers wrapped in newspaper

How to Make a Mini Flower Bouquet for $2

Brittni
A mini flower bouquet to brighten your day! I love the idea of creating a small bouquet of flowers like this one as a gift to a friend, a simple thank you, or even to pop a special question...like 'will you be my bridesmaid?'. There's a secret message in this bouquet.
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Ingredients
  

  • Scissors
  • String
  • Newspaper
  • Marker or pen
  • Montecasino flowers
  • Solidago

Instructions
 

Cut stems and strip leaves.

  • Cut small 5-6 sprigs from larger bunches of each flower type and strip the leaves from each stem.

Arrange flowers.

  • Using a combination of Solidago and Montecasino, create a mini bouquet that is about the size of two clenched fists. I used the same method for arranging as I did with my mini bouquet tutorial.

Tie the bouquet.

  • Tie the stems of the bouquet together with string to keep the flowers in place.

Cut the paper.

  • Next, cut a long rectangle from newspaper that is roughly three times the size of your bouquet.

Write a message.

  • Using a marker, write a message, on the newspaper clipping, to your soon-to-be bridesmaid to ask her if she'd like to be in your wedding party.

Wrap it up.

  • Now, wrap the bouquet in the newspaper, keeping the message concealed on the inside of the bouquet, and tie it off with another piece of string.
  • When friends or family open the bouquets to put the flowers in water, the newspaper message will be revealed.

Notes

My favorite part about these mini flower bouquets, 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 little wrapped arrangements would be cool alternatives to standard thank you cards, Valentines gift idea/ greeting cards, weddings, etc.
Did you make this?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

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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I cant you the two dollar mini message floral bouquet tutorial can you send it to me

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This is adorable! I am definitely going to try this soon. Such a sweet, little something to show you care.

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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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STEL STYLE

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

Thanks Yolanda.

papernstitch

So adorable!

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