Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bridal Bouquet Ornaments

I'm back for Wedding Wednesday!  I can't believe it's been over five months since I got married!  Time sure does fly.  Even though my wedding is over, it doesn't mean the wedding projects are.  After my wedding, my mom kept my bridal bouquet and dried the flowers for me.  I had no idea what to do with my dried bouquet, so I decided to make some ornaments for myself, my parents, and my husband's parents.


I'm really happy with the way they turned out, and I think our families liked them too.  I couldn't wait to give them to them at Christmas, so they got them at Thanksgiving :)  But they would make great Christmas presents!

Here's what you need:
Dried Flowers
Clear Glass (or plastic) Ornaments (got mine from Hobby Lobby for 50% off)
Alphabet and Number Stickers

Take the top off the ornament and carefully slide your petals in, one by one.  I thought this would be difficult, but my petals were actually soft, not hard and brittle like I thought they would be.  I didn't have any problems with them breaking  when I carefully folded them to stick them in the ornament.


Once you have your ornament as full as you want it, put your top back on and decide what you want written on your ornament.  I put our names on one side and our wedding date on the other, using the alphabet and number stickers.



You could even add a cute ribbon to the top, but I decided not to do that on ours.  I love having another keep sake from our wedding, something that we can put on our Christmas tree for years to come!  I'm also glad I was able to make some of these for our families, so they can enjoy them too.

What do you think?  Have you done any fun wedding projects AFTER the wedding was over?




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13 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! LOVE how they turned out!

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  2. cute, i've seen them done with the invitations, which i may try..since i had no real flowers.

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    1. How do you do it with the wedding invitation? Just got married last month and this sounds cool! Thanks!

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  3. Ummm that is the CUTEST idea ever! Love it!

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  4. I really like this idea! How cute. I would never have thought to save the bouquet. So smart!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  5. I LOVE this idea! I totally want to do this, too! Pinning! :)

    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. This is such a cute idea! I am making our flowers, but if we had real ones, this would be a great way to preserve them!!

    -L

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  7. These are so cute! My boquet is sitting dried on my desk, still unsure what to do with it. But I just might have an idea now!

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  8. This is such a wonderful idea!! I will have to do this, especially since my bouquet will be yellow roses - my fiance's mother's favorite flower. She died when he was a child so it will be a wonderful gift for all of the family members!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These look great! We have very close anniversaries (mine is 6-30-12)!!! So funny. What a special way to keep your bouquet!

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  10. This is such an awesome idea! I wish I would have saved mine to do this!!!!

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  11. What a pretty finished product, and a great concept too! I'm visiting today from Fun Friday. :)

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  12. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again next week!

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