Friday, February 27, 2009

DIY Carnation Bouquet

Charlotte York on Sex and the City called them "filler flowers", Carrie Bradshaw maintained that they were "making a comeback" and that she liked them, especially the pink ones. Well, I think Carrie would fall head over her Manolos for this DIY bouquet then!

Photo via RealSimple Weddings
Take about two dozen carnations in different hues of pink from fuchsia to pale blush pink. Cluster them together, then tie them with floral stem wire (about $1.50 for 110 feet) to hold them in place.

Using garden shears, trim the stems to about two fists' length. Then for the finishing touch, tuck a matching silk ribbon around the base of the blooms and down the stems. This will disguise the wire and pull the look (and your color scheme) together.

I can't wait to try this and put the cute bouquet in my new Ikea vase I picked up for $1.50 on sale while in Portland for the Bravo! Wedding Affair last weekend.

Vase from Ikea


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