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Bouquet Photo by Lockie Photography
I wanted to share a recent DIY project Ian and I did to repurpose our wedding flowers into fun little keepsakes for our family. This post is a little past its holiday prime, but hey, that’s what you get when your crafts are also surprise gifts for family :)
When Ian and I married this past July, I had the most beautiful bouquet crafted by the ingenious Remy from Labellum. It was a fragrant bouquet filled with rosemary, lavender, mint, ferns, ornamental cabbage, and more. When the day was done, I couldn’t bear to throw it away.
Photo by Lockie Photography
I’d caught wind of the idea of using your dried bouquet to fill glass ornaments, which really resonated with me. It seemed like a great way to transform a commonly ephemeral piece of the wedding into a preserved treasure. I wanted each ornament to maintain the feel of my bouquet, so instead of crushing the leaves or using just the flower petals, I managed to gently coax whole bits of flowers and greenery and move them around with a bamboo skewer. Once everything was placed, I put the metal cap back on, and tied a little ribbon to the top. I love the modern organic look, and each one is a piece of art holding so much meaning within a little glass orb.
We created an ornament for everyone in our wedding party and a couple extra for us to keep (gotta have spares in case one breaks!). Now we all have a little memento to remind them of that awesome day we tied the knot. :)