A DIY flower-bouquet bar is the perfect party activity for a Galentine’s Day bash with your besties, bachelorette party or even a casual get-together with your gals.
Flower bouquets bring beauty to any event and they’re easy to put together, making this activity one you and your friends will want to do again and again! Thanks to Style Me Pretty and Foxglove for the inspiration!
Here’s what you need for the bouquets:
- Flowers (Pick your favorites — the more the merrier.)
- Sheet of kraft paper- we prefer a brown paper for a minimalist look!
- Sheet of wax paper
- Washi tape
1. Clean and cut your stems. Remove thorns and leaves. Cut stems to a size that fits nicely in your container of choice. (Flower vases, mason jars or tall glasses all work.)
2. Cut your kraft paper and wax paper. Keep the paper about 3-4 inches shorter than the flower stems. (For example, if you cut your stems to 10 inches, you’ll want to cut your paper to 6 or 7 inches.)
3. Place your flowers in a container.
4. Grab your supplies — ribbon, washi tape, paper and a pair of scissors.
5. Lay your wax paper square on top of your kraft paper square and turn the papers to create a diamond shape with a point at the top.
6. Fold one side corner down towards the bottom corner, then repeat on the other side. Wrap one side around the stems, then the other side on top of the paper and tape.
7. Tie your ribbon into a bow around the bouquet. Ta-da! You’ve made a gorgeous flower bouquet!
Pro tip: Make your own preservative to keep cut flowers fresh longer. Dissolve 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar per quart (liter) of warm water. When you fill the vase with your flower bouquet, make sure the cut stems are covered by 3-4 inches of the prepared water.