Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Pinterest-Inspired Family Bouquet

I saw a wonderful paper floral bouquet with faces for the flower center on Pinterest and immediately pinned it. It would be perfect for my mom's 80th birthday celebration! Thanks to Facebook, one of my brothers and my sister, I got all the photos together. There are 41 in our immediate family -Mom and Dad, 6 kids, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and spouses for some of the kids and grandkids. :) I uploaded photos to Walgreens several times trying to get the faces to be somewhat the same size and then I punched them out with a 1 1/4" punch. I used a muse cardstock scraps for the flowers which I cut with the biggest flower from floral die set 1 and two of the dies from the cupcake toppers die set. The flowers were then attached to a muse studio paper straws and stuck in floral foam. After all the straws were in, I put little glass blocks over the top.

Here's the result:
And, here's a back view. Isn't it pretty with the different colored straws in back and the different a muse papers in front?! On Pinterest, the bouquet was made with wooden bbq skewers which you could definitely do but the straws have a little more grab in the floral foam so it was more stable and that's what I needed. :)

Got to love Pinterest for all the wonderful ideas! Mom was really pleased and it was a lot of fun to put together.

The straws (see accessories) and cardstock (see paper) and dies (see tools)are available in my webstore: www.amusestudio.com/seleise

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day!


  1. Wow what an awesome idea - I am thinkin your Mom will love it.

  2. That is such a cute idea! Great job, it looks awesome!

  3. Awww...totally cool, Seleise! Bet this was the life of the party! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  4. AWESOME! What a project!!!! I saw this on Pinterest too, and thought my parents would love this too...but ohhh what a lot of work! LOL

  5. Hi there, just saw this idea on Pinterest, and plan on using for my Gram's 80th birthday. How did you attach the flowers to the straws? Such a wonderful idea! Thanks for the inspiration.


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