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Favor Centerpieces: Mini Bouquets

Introduction

Give guests sprightly bouquets of their own: Arrangements of 'Ping Pong' mums, chamomile, and lady's mantle (or other blooms to fit your color scheme). The flowers are held in small plastic floral tubes filled with water. Cones of decorative green paper hide the tubes. Then, pairs of the bouquets are propped in glass cylinders customized with bands of grosgrain ribbon around their bases. Narrow bands of green paper wrapped around the napkins and taped in back serve as place cards.

Materials

  • Glass cylinders, 5 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter
  • 1 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Plastic flower tubes
  • Sturdy decorative paper
  • Flowers
  • Cone template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut ribbon to fit around base of each glass cylinder, and tape in place.

  2. Step 2

    Make paper cones: Using template, trace and cut out as many as you need. Curl into cones, and tape.

  3. Step 3

    For bouquets, remove lower leaves from the flowers, and trim stems. Fill plastic floral tubes with water; insert flowers. Slip tubes into paper cones, and place a pair of bouquets in each glass cylinder.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2002

Reviews (3)

  • Andrea2 7 Sep, 2008

    This is a wonderful idea and I like the versatility. This could easily be transformed to fit any season or color scheme. The mini bouquets would be darling in sweet pastel colors for a baby shower, or a birthday party for Mothers, Aunts and Girlfriends!

  • Andrea2 7 Sep, 2008

    This is a wonderful idea and I like the versatility. This could easily be transformed to fit any season or color scheme. The mini bouquets would be darling in sweet pastel colors for a baby shower, or a birthday party for Mothers, Aunts and Girlfriends!

  • mimzie 10 Aug, 2008

    THIS IS A GREAT AND SIMPLE IDEA FOR THE PARTY..SPECIALLY FOR WEDDING PARTY,AND IT'S NOT EXPENSIVE..GOOD IDEA!!!! I WAS IMPRESSED!!