What do you do with your wedding bouquet after your wedding? There are lots of ideas out there. Some cliche, some verrrrry price and some you basically had to have I motion six months before you even walked down the isle. You hate tossing it, but what do you actually do with it!!???
I have been brainstorming what to do with my wedding bouquet. I had the most beautiful wedding bouquet made by Robin, The Wedding Lady, that I adored. It is modern, yet classic and fit the style of our day so perfectly.
While we were on our honeymoon, my parents let it hang to dry out to give me time to think about what I wanted to do with it. Over the last four months, I have let the dried bouquet be a piece of decor in our loft. I placed it in a simple vase and let it be for a bit.
I had contemplated a bell jar to let it be displayed all Beauty and the Beast style, but I don’t know if I could find a bell jar large enough and was never really sold. I wanted some smaller, less loud ways to display it. I hope to use the florals in a variety of ways, but started with this,
a Christmas Ornament.
I purchased two of these clear ornaments from Michaels that were 50% off. Amazon has a similar option. I purchased two as I had remaining dried flowers from the pressed art I created a while back from the first flowers my husband gave me while dating. I have had a zip lock bag of left petals in our memory box that made a perfect secondary. I also chose a plastic version so I didn’t have to worry about the breakage factor.
I disassemble my bouquet from any binding that still remained to make things easier and pulled out some of the key elements I wanted to use, while keeping other key pieces in place for potential future projects.
I continued to pull the pieces into small enough pieces to fit into the neck of the ornament.
Honestly, the results are quaint and perfect. After my $3.00 investment total, I was able to walk away with two perfect little memories as decor that I get to hang on our tree yearly and add an extra smile to our faces.
Whether this is something to hold on to yourself or give to a family member, it is something so sweet and personal. This allows you to hold on to a memory in a small, yet perfect way!