I’m a sucker for a $5 bunch of flowers, especially now that I know how easily pimp-able they are. This quick tutorial will teach you three different ways to fancy-up a cheap bunch.
I am such a tight ass, not for things like clothing and food, but for things like flowers and gourmet sandwiches. Everytime I have ever had a fancy bunch delivered my second thought is, man, I could have bought new shoes with the money they would have cost. My first is obviously a mixture of surprise, gratitude, awe and joy. But it doesn't take long to get to the shoes.
Terrible right? I am a bad person. It's just that I would prefer my family to pick me a bunch of flowers, or grab a $5 bunch from Aldi. Because of this I rarely splash out on flowers for other people, but i do sometimes gussy up a $5 bunch.
So I have put together three ways you can pimp your supermarket flowers, there is something for everyone, provided they like either confetti, vintage or rustic neon. That's everyone I know.
Grab some $2 shop wrapping paper, the thinner the better. If you use good quality paper it doesn't take the shape as well. While you're there also get some tissue paper an a ribbon. First scrunch up the tissue paper and flatten it out again. Next carefully rip the edge so it is jagged. Now wrap the bunch in it and use some tape to hold it together. Now it's time to cut a rectangle of wrapping paper, about the dimension of two squares next to each other. Does that make sense? Lay the bunch diagonally on the rectangle making sure the top of the bunch is pointing to one of the corners. And wrap, wrap it good. Now tie it up with a ribbon.
You are going to need some sort of vintage music notation or newspaper of some kind. Every op shop has piles of this, the more age damaged the better! You just need to make a rectangle, just like before and place the bunch on it, diagonally, flowers pointing to the corner, then grab some folded up tissue paper and wrap it around then tie it with some string.
And for my last, and favourite bunch/bouquet you just get a square of burlap or hessian and fold it into a rectangle. Lay it flat, landscape style (i.e not portrait) and pop the flowers down on it. Now fold it up (like a burrito) and wrap it around, (like a burrito) – now finish off with some pink builders line, because it wouldn't be a Patchwork tutorial without pink builders line. This one ended up so pretty and could totally be a DIY wedding bouquet.
Now just let your pet rabbit eat them because you couldn't be bothered fending it off anymore, no, just me?
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