Need a quirky, fun gift that will impress everyone around you?
Try making a gift bouquet!
I just made one featuring two of my favorite things: vodka and nail polish!
I only wish it was a gift to myself!
I tried to re-purpose as much as possible to keep cost down and to use up stuff around the house.
Here's a list of what I found around the house:
plastic flower pot, pot and base
colored scrapbook paper
Here's a list of what I purchased:
the gifts (nail polish, mini liquor bottles, and lollipops)
DRY floral foam
|Newspaper laid out to spray paint my old flower pot.|
I started with a plastic flower pot and kabob skewers. I spray painted them gold with some paint I had from a former crafting project.
I also had some navy ribbon left over, so I know I wanted to incorporate navy with the gold. In my mind, I thought lime and/or yellow would create a nice color palette.
Next I went shopping. I got 5 bottles each of nail polish, mini vodka bottles. Then I headed over to the craft store. My local craft store has decorative ribbon sold by the yard. I got 4 yards of ribbon. A thick lime colored ribbon that has flowers sewn on to go around the pot and then thinner yellow and blue ribbon to tie on bottles.
|Bottles with skewers taped to the back.|
Once I had all the skewers arranged, I put dots of hot glue where the skewer met the foam, just for added stability. I would recommend using a few stones on the bottom of the pot if you plan to add a lot of items. The end project is quite top heavy. Lastly I used some colored shredded paper to cover the foam.
Gift Bouquet Ideas!
The man in your life: mini liquor bottles, cigars, packages of peanuts, packs of gum, lottery tickets, gift cards, etc. (Baseball game, game tickets, snacks, small car decal of his favorite team)
Crafter: ink pads, stickers, ribbon (spools would look like lollipops! Cute), fancy pens, stamps, gift cards, etc (Decide on a theme, color or shape and find crafting accesories to match)
Child: little toys, basically almost any thing you'd put into a Christmas stocking!
Your BFF: nail polish (of course) travel size products. mini liquor bottles, craft supplies, snacks, lip stick/gloss, eye shadow, gift cards, etc.
As I mentioned above, just about anything you'd use as stocking stuffer will work. There are so many variations on this idea, I used a flower pot because I just happened to have one around the house, but I think a vase, basket, or metal container would work great. You can use glass beads or stones to cover the foam, or even Easter grass. Just keep in mind the items will be supported by a skinny stick and tape! Larger, tall items in back, shorter ones in the front.
I'd love to see what you come up with, leave a comment of your ideas, or better a picture of the gift bouquet you made!!
And check out pintrest for some awesome ideas! http://pinterest.com/search/?q=gift+bouquet