Preserve your bouquet (or any special flowers) in an ornament

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Susie had a bouquet that was collecting dust and getting sadder by the day. In an attempt to preserve the bouquet and find a way to display it, the dried flower bouquet ornament was born. While this is a great fit for those who have a floral bouquet on hand, any flowers that you collected (or received from a special someone) would be a fit for this project.

You'll need an ornament that's got a pretty big opening and will hold a fair bit of flora. Dry your flowers (here's a how-to!), trim them into smaller buds and pretty pieces, insert into the clear ornament, and that's it: instant holiday decor with a whole lot of extra meaning. You can see more photos over at Ruche Blog.

Photo by Photography by Susie

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Comments on Preserve your bouquet (or any special flowers) in an ornament

  1. You can also do this with your wedding invitation, which is great for people like me who had a bouquet made of artificial flowers.

  2. I did this with my bouquet! My biggest worry was that I didn’t want to cut up some of the bigger flowers into pieces small enough to fit into the top opening, so instead I found clear plastic ornaments that broke apart into two halves (similar to these – and then once I filled them with the flowers, I super-glued them shut. My husband and I hung two of the ornaments that I made on the tree together and I gave another two to my parents and in-laws. Such a great memento!

  3. I did something similar but with the wedding cards. I had a heart hole puncher and made confetti with it and put it in a clear ornament.

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