How did people live before the Internet? I have learned so many totally random skills from the Internet, including:
- How to take apart a road bike
- How to change a bike tire
- How to remove a tick
- How to clean hardwood floors
- How to say â€œYou are beautifulâ€ in five languages
- How to use natural birth control
- How to brush a dogâ€™s teeth without them biting your fingers off
And now, I can safely say, I can make a bridal bouquet. Thanks, Internet!
Someone is getting married at the courthouse today, and I offered to make a bouquet and a boutonniÃ¨re. The boutonniÃ¨re was easy â€“ insert pin in the back of a flower, but the bouquet required a little more work.
Hereâ€™s how I did it!
Last night, I bought 18 red Gerber daisies from Trader Joeâ€™s. When I got home, I snipped 1 inch off the ends and placed in lukewarm water with plant food.
Today, I put the bouquet together. First, spread out your flowers on a table (massage table not necessary) and pick the largest one for the center piece.
Work your way out, taping each flower to the center flower as you go. I just used regular old clear tape.
Because Gerber daisies are so big and beautiful, I used the last eight to create a ring around the base of the bouquet.
Then, run tape up and down the length of the stem (two fistsâ€™ worth at least).
Now itâ€™s time to add the ribbon! Start at the top. Use a little piece of tape to secure the end of the ribbon to the stems and wind the ribbon down and back up. I used 9 yards in total. Secure the end with a push pin. Youâ€™ll want to push the pin in and up â€“ make sure it doesnâ€™t stick out the other side!
I created a fun little swirl with a bunch of red pins.
Cut off the remaining stems.
Last, but not least, spray the flowers with some hair spray. This will help preserve them!
And thatâ€™s it! A bridal bouquet for less than $25 â€“ finished in 45 minutes. I paid $100 to have someone else make mine for my wedding â€“ I wish I had thought to make my own! It wouldâ€™ve been a fun pre-wedding activity with my bridesmaids.
Now â€“ the BIG question isâ€¦ â€œWhoâ€™s getting married today, Caitlin?!â€ My lips are sealed for now, but in just one hour, the wedding bells will be ringinâ€™!