I bought 2 bunches of Baby's Breath from King Soopers three weekends ago. I haven't had a chance to do anything with them until today. I finally decided to try my hand at making my own bouquet today.
This is what I started with:
There were 3 stems in each "bunch." So, I had 6 stems to work with. First, I sorted them out and trimmed them up so that the flowers would be more even. Then I wrapped them in floral wire and trimmed up the ends.
Then I grabbed some ribbon I had lying around. I wrapped the stems up in it and then put in some pearl tipped pins to hold the ribbon in place (and to snazz it up a bit!). Then I tied a bow around the top. And, this is what I was left with:
I know it's not perfect, but I'm really pleased with it. I mean, I only spent about 5 minutes on it -- tops! So, I now have complete faith that we can get these bouquets done very quickly before the wedding. And, I know that the flowers will last! These flowers are already 3 weeks old and look almost as good as the day that I bought them -- just a little crispier!