Monday, July 13, 2009

The Great Bouquet Mock Up of 2009

For my bouquet, I basically want white hydrangeas. That's pretty much the extent of it. I clandestinely "borrowed" some hydrangeas from a vacant house down the street...I know, totally wrong, but it's not for sale and no one lives there.

Anyway, I picked about 4-5 blooms. The hydrangea plants were not in good shape, as they haven't been watered at all this summer. I stripped the stems of leaves, first.

I didn't do anything fancy like angling the blooms....I just kind of stuck them together. I wound some ribbon around the stems, and voila.

Are you underwhelmed? Because I am. It looks so.....underwhelming. I really want to do the bouquets myself, but I don't think this is going to cut it. I will say though, that I made these Saturday morning and kept them in water, drug them over to my mom's and manhandled them, and they still looked really nice by Sunday afternoon. At least I know they'll hold up!

To be fair, I need to try this again with floral tape. I think that would've helped quite a bit. I still think it's missing something, though.

What do you think?


  1. I love it! And if I didn't I would stay quiet about it, so you know I'm not just being nice :) I really like the spherical shape. What is it you don't like about it? Maybe if you used different ribbon and wrapped it farther down the stems?

  2. I love them...this is the bouquet Im hoping for...the exact color too! Maybe a thicker stem and ribbon? And maybe a little sparkle clip added to the ribbon? Im thinking of putting a butterfly stem I bought for my bouquet and my grandmother's pin of her name, which is my middle name. Great job and looks simple.

  3. I've been thinking about this for a while--I definitely agree that a thicker stem is necessary. What do you think about adding a few wooden branches to thicken it up? Since you are thinking of doing that for your table centerpieces, that would also help tie everything together. Take maybe a small bundle of twigs (make sure that the ends are hidden in the poof of flowers on top, all evenly cut at the bottom with stems). Then you can wrap your ribbon around it. In my mind, I'm also seeing a few of those decorative curls of wood (you know like the type that the have a Hobby Lobby-ish palces) just as an accent.

    That all sounds a little funny, but it looks really nice in my mind! haha.


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