I don’t have anything against handing out candies and chocolates for Valentine’s Day, or any day, but I still wanted to try a different idea for spreading the love in a really special and simple way (which could definitely be done in addition to those chocolates.) Flowers are that other big thing to give this holiday, but I can’t be spending a million dollars on large arrangements for everyone I know. So, a few simple details and going on a mini scale can stretch out and make a couple bunches of flowers from Trader Joe a lot more memorable and cute, making it possible to show more of the flower-loving people you know that you think they’re pretty cool.
The flowers I used are purple stock, orangey-peach African roses, and white waxflower (I shared a glimpse of some of these on Instagram last week). Using filler flowers, like stock and waxflower, is the way to make bouquets more full without going bankrupt, but I want to stress that “filler” does not mean they have to be added with anything else. You can for sure make gorgeous mini bouquets with just filler flowers alone!
Bunch a few of your flowers together, cut them down to desired mini length, and tie them all together with a rubber band or floral tape.
Cut a square piece of tissue paper and place the mini bouquet at one corner of the tissue paper. Wrap the left side of the paper over to the right, the bottom portion up over that, and the right side over on top. Repeat with a square piece of kraft paper, wrapping a little lower than where the tissue paper is so that the tissue peaks over the top of the kraft paper.
Tie with a string and it’s officially really, really cute.
Simple, adorable, and exciting to see how small details can make all the difference, yea? This definitely doesn’t have to be a strictly V-day thing either and could just be a favor for an event, or just because. Not exactly sure in what other occasion I’d receive one of these for, but I know that I’d love getting one. Would you?
Still won’t be doing any V-Day decorating, so this is the last before you love birds or galentines celebrate the holiday, or not! I’m curious to hear any thoughts you have about V-Day. It’s not my most favorite or the most important day to me, but with me and boyfriend not having any sort of anniversary, we celebrate V-day like a replacement for that. Aside from that, I’m seeing it more and more as a day to just show appreciation to anyone you love or respect and make cute things like mini flower bouquets. How do you feel about the holiday?
69 comments on “DIY Mini Flower Bouquets”
What an adorable and sweet idea! I would love to gift/receive these beauties.
Thank you, Melissa! I’d be happy to give you one :)
These adorable bouquets remind me of the Tussi Mussie’s they used to use in New York back in the and 19th century, when the only mode of transportation were horse and buggy which caused a horrific stench hence the tussie mussie were used to attach to men’s lapels and women’s dresses.to tolerate the smell.
This is what we are doing for our church for mother’s day. Thanks for the wonderful idea
These make me really happy and are the absolute cutest! And I would totally love to receive one, on any occasion! Definitely with ya on Vtines day; not a huge fan and think we should show appreciation to our loved ones every day of the year. But I won’t be mad if I get chocolates and flowers ;)
Haha yes exactly, I’ll take chocolate and flowers always. Thanks, Bre! Sending you a virtual mini bouquet <3.
This is a great idea for our next event! We’re having a family reunion on Mother’s Day n Im coordinating the activities. This is the perfect craft everyone can make. Mine will be minis with a magnet for fridge or pin for a lapel!! ThanQ sooo much!!!
That sounds like it’s going to be an amazing time! So happy you’ll all be making these. Thank you, Anni!
rather have one of these as a favour, you can keep your chocs etc
I will make some of these for the wedding party coming up shortly.
So pretty, Amy! They would be perfect for a Galentine’s party!
Thanks, Alexis! Agreed, these have galentine written all over them.
Yay, these are so beautiful! I was thinking when I saw this that the $4-$5 bunches from Trader Joe’s would be perfect for this (: So sweet!
Aw thanks, Kaye!! I stare at all those bunches every time I go grocery shopping and think about what I can do with them next. Great to be on the same wavelength <3.
So pretty, love the idea of spreading the Valentine’s love a bit further!
Yes! That’s a new concept for me, one I wish I thought of participating in sooner. Thanks, Lana!
GORGEOUS! i need to make these now :)
Haha Jennie do it and then show me!!!
Such a sweet idea!
Thank you, Katharine!
Too cute Amy! Such a simple but beautiful gift. I kind of just want to pass these out at a park or something. That’s totally normal, right?
I was imagining something similar to that! This would be so perfect to hand out to ANYONE without being creepy (I think?). Thanks so much, Rachel <3
Oh these are just adorable! I love how you could use them almost anywhere… Thanks for the inspiration!
Yea! I was going for exactly that :) Thanks so much for coming by, Kevin!!
Wow Amy! These are too cute! I love them so much!
Amy these are adorable! <3
Thanks, Steph <3 You are the queen of adorable taste, so that means these have got to be adorable, haha!
They are adorable
simply the cutest! And why is everything miniature so adorable?
Thanks, Sara!! I was just talking about this with my boyfriend. We are going to try to make anything miniature that we possibly can.
This is such a cute idea
Thank you, Miya!
These are too pretty! Love them!
Love this!! Can’t wait to try it out! So simple, yet adorable!
Thanks, Steph! Let me know when you try it out, I’d love to see!
I love those! So pretty and such a cute size :)
This is such a cute idea! Especially if you have lots of nieces and nephews. Great Easter hostess present too!
I think these would be perfect for mom, sisters, daughters, nieces, etc for Mother’s Day. I’m thinking of using silk flowers so they’ll last forever and maybe putting a magnet on the back. They can put them on their fridge, filing cabinet… Thanks for the great idea! So cute!!
Great idea, and completely agree these would be perfect for all those occasions. Glad to hear you’ll be making some! Thanks for coming by!
Our children’s Sunday School classes plan on making these for all the senior adult ladies in our church for Mother’s Day. We’ll use artificial flowers though. They will have a great time making them and delivering them. Thanks for the great idea.
That sounds so lovely. Honored that I could provide inspiration for such a sweet event. Thank you, Karen!
Love these!! Plan to make and deliver them in place of baskets for May Day!
Oh that’s a fun idea! Thank you, Kathy!
These are adorable. I think I will get the little plastic tubes especially for stems that are filled with water and put the flowers in them first before wrapping so they keep from wilting.Would be fun to make up a bunch and pass out at a nursing home, better yet- do it with children, the elderly miss the smiles and freshness of little ones!!!
Definitely if a lot will be handed out the water tubes would be such a good thing to add, agreed! Great idea, thanks Karen!
I really love these bouquets. I will make some for our family Mother’s Day. Awesome touch for a simpler and very meaningful arrangement.
Aw yay, excited for you to make these, Leggie! Thank you!
I host Mother’s Day. I think these are great to hand to the moms! Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Olga! Have a wonderful time planning and hosting Mother’s Day :)
going to make this for the ladies here at our retirement home. can’t wait
Great idea :) Have fun!
Absolutely, beautiful! Definitely going to try this for Spring and Summer parties!
So cute!!! its not just the arrangement that attracts me, but also the color combination. Its very elegant and beautiful! I feel like i could use it as element to take pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Really sweet idea! I saw this over on Bubby and Bean and had to stop by!
My sister’s wedding shower theme is My Fair Lady. I think the mini bundle of flowers would be the perfect favor to hand out. Since Eliza Dolittle used to be a flower girl. Any ideas on how to keep them from wilting too soon?
Sounds adorable! The absolute best way to preserve flowers is to stick them into floral water tubes. There should be a variety to choose from on Amazon!
I’m going to make these with a little plasticbag and some oasis inside (not vissible ofcause), and place each one i a little jar with a ribbon round. Silkpaper and ribbon the same colour as the tablecloth.
Perfekt decoration for my mothers 90 years birthday. Lots and lots of these.
Thank you for a great idea!
I know it will depend on the size of the bouquet, but I was wondering what approximate size tissue paper and kraft paper pieces you used? Just so I can use that as a reference. Thank you!!
I’d estimate that they were 6×6″!
I really love these charming bouquets. I will make some for a birthday party. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
I was looking for some beautiful flower bouquet for a small party and finally found on your blog thanks!
What a Charming Idea!.. I like it very much :) This floral bouquet mandatory female accessory ;)
How many inches square did you cut the tissue paper??
Hi Rose! This was so long ago that I don’t remember, sorry. You’ll have to eyeball it against the size of the bouquet you make!
Wow Amy, These flower bouquets are adorable! Wonderful work!
Sorry, I know I’m a bit late to the party. Your bouquets are so adorable and a very sweet gift for someone special! I remember seeing something similar with faux/silk flowers using those small, plastic liquor bottles. A magnet can be glued to the bottle, then wrapped in tissue paper and tied with twine or ribbon. Thank you so much for the thoughtful tutorial!
This is such a cute craft! I’m a public librarian and would love to use this in my Galentine’s Day program at my library. Would you mind if I used a photo from your guide as a…guide (ha!), with proper attribution? They are so gorgeous.
Thank you so much,