This year, I’m incredibly excited (and blessed) to bring on a few contributors to the Live Laugh Rowe team. Katie is super talented and as sweet as can be! I got to meet her for lunch recently and we could have talked the entire day away. Please give her a warm welcome as she shares this lovely DIY Flower Bouquet tutorial with us today!
Hello there Live Laugh Rowe lovers! I’m Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog. I am incredibly excited to be with you all today. I am sharing a super easy but very thoughtful DIY Flower Bouquet. One of my favorite things to do is giving caring gifts to my loved ones. Plus, flowers are just so darn pretty.
Flower season is upon us. There is Valentines Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation and they would be darling for spring time in general. I thought that giving a flower bouquet that is wrapped by hand with a little love would be a perfect gift for all of those occasions or if you simply just want to say hello to a friend that you haven’t seen in awhile. All you need are a few supplies that you probably already have on hand, at least I did. This bouquet is very easy and takes little time to make. You just need to wait a bit until the paint dries, but that doesn’t take long.
- White wrapping paper
- Black satin multi-surface paint
- Round sponge brush
- Alphabet stamps
- Black ink pad
- Manila tag
Here is how I made it:
First I started by buying a pretty flower bouquet already arranged. Over the weekend I took a day trip with my mom and daughter to see my sister who recently moved to St. Louis. We did a little shopping and one of the stores we stopped at was Whole Foods. I found this lovely bouquet of bright and pale pink flowers with lime green flower accents. It is beautiful, don’t you think? Whole Foods has the most lovely flowers and sometimes you can catch them on sale.
To make the paper wrap I used a textured white wrapping paper that I bought at Christmas time from Michaels. To add a handmade touch, I used a black satin multi-surface paint and round sponge brush to make large polka dots all over the paper. You don’t have to make the paint dots perfect. In fact, I didn’t want them to be perfect, I wanted them to look hand stamped. I think this pattern looks modern but still classic at the same time. Plus, any color of flowers will go with black and white.
Once the paint dries, gently wrap the flowers with the paper. I found that placing the flowers at one corner made it easier to wrap and it centers the flowers nicely. Then I taped the paper using clear tape. You could also use a pretty washi tape. The colors of the flowers really pop off of the white and black paper.
*Tip: Place a damp paper towel around the stems of the flowers. Then place a plastic Ziploc bag over the damp towel. This will keep the flowers moist and protect the wrapping paper at the same time.
To add a personal note, I made a “hello” tag using an alphabet stamp set, black ink pad and large manila hang tag that I purchased from House 129. I wrapped a piece of ivory and gold baker’s twine which I also got from House 129 around the wrapping paper and tag to secure the tag in place. You can personalize the tag to fit any occasion.