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Rehearsal Bouquet

A bride shouldn't walk down the aisle at the rehearsal empty-handed. This bouquet, made out of ribbons from the bridal shower, is a much more practical accessory than the traditional hat fashioned from ribbons and a paper plate.

Introduction

Tips: A bridesmaid can be assigned to collect ribbons from shower gifts.

Materials

  • Ribbons
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Compass
  • Pencil

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Draw a circle on a piece of card stock with a compass. Cut out the circle, scalloping the edges. Cut a 1-inch X in center. Fold each piece of ribbon in half, and make a knot in the middle of the folded ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Thread the ends from the top down through the X until the knots rest on the surface of the card stock. Gather the ribbon ends together, and, starting just below the card stock, bind them together by wrapping them tightly with an additional ribbon to create a 4-inch handle.

  3. Step 3

    Secure the binding ribbon with two straight pins. Trim ribbon ends to various lengths, then finish by trimming the ends at an angle or by cutting notches into each end.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, 1999

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Reviews (1)

  • Dixie_Bella 19 Sep, 2008

    Cute, But in my family we always made a bouquet with the paper plate, bows and ribbons instead of a hat. If the bride had more than one shower, the bouquet was brought to each and added to, if it were too full only then was a hat made to complement the beautiful bouquet.