The American Crafts blog posted this pretty spring bouquet idea to brighten up your home. It would also be great for shower (baby, bridal) decorations (use bouquets for table decorations, and one flower for cupcake toppers!) or a gift Mother’s Day. You could omit the skewers and turn these pretty blooms into a fun gift brooch, too. I would skip the soda can display and opt for a pretty drinking glass or teacup. [project here via hostess blog]

The project uses premade die-cut felt flowers, but you can easily cut your own felt flowers. Put some rice or sand (or floral foam) in the cup for easy arranging.

Project Estimate:

  • Felt, $.25 a sheet or on hand
  • Buttons, $1 or on hand
  • Bamboo skewers, $1
  • Ribbon, $1 or on hand
  • Thread, on hand
  • Vase, tea cup, or drinking glass, on hand or $1
  • Floral foam, rice, or sand, on hand or $1

Total cost: $1 and up