Sunday, November 29, 2009

Easy Christmas Bouquet Idea

Recently, I have heard lots of Brides discussing the merits of having flowers for a Christmas Wedding and should they be silk or real as many florists seem to have problems supplying them. Personally I never had a problem with getting flowers at Christmas time, but when I came across this idea, I just had to share it with you as I think it is easy enough for most people to chance making themselves and can be made way in advance and you could even scent it if you are organised enough! I think it would only be enhanced by adding some flowers to it (silk or real) white roses, orchids or even carnations would be beautiful and of course you could colour co-ordinate the ribbons to match your colours. To scent the pine cones you would need to have them at least 8 weeks in advance of when you want to make the bouquets, put them into a shoe box lined with a roll of cotton wool and add some drops of essentail oil in the scent that you like, you can get a cinnamon scent, rose scent, pine etc. Cover them with some more cotton wool and leave in a hot press or somewhere warm, take out every couple of weeks and top up the scent, after a few weeks they will maintain the scent, these are also really good for christmas potpourri.
Then simply wire the pine cones and group together to make the bouquet, add some pretty lace and some ribbons and you're good to go! You could also have your florist make these up for you, any good florist should be able to do them. And of course you can keep them and use them as christmas decorations next year!

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