Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to Make a Silk Floral Paper Bag Bouquet

Today I am going to show you how to make a beautiful silk floral paper bag bouquet which I recently used in a blog photo shoot.  This is the easiest and quickest craft I have ever done and it only takes a few minutes with some simple supplies that can be found at your local arts and crafts store.

  • 1 Paper Bag from the grocery store
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • One Spool of Wired Ribbon
  • A Floral Bouquet of your Choice and Color
  • 2 sprigs of greenery (you can use any filler you desire)
  • 1-3 Bread Ties

  • Step 1: Remove the top handle and the bottom of the paper bag by gently lifting the seams from the adhesive.  This will leave you with an open rectangle
  • Step 2: Flatten the paper bag on a table and with a pair of scissors cut the bag up the left seam so you are left with an open flat paper bag
  • Step 3: Next, cut the bag into a square by removing one side and one front
  • Step 4: Turn the bag so any writing or graphics are face side up
  • Step 5: Begin arranging your bouquet on a diagonal.  I started by added the greenery first.  You can use any filler you desire.

  • Step 6: Add your flowers.  I choose a fuchsia peony bush that had 9 large blooms which was plenty big for my bouquet.   

  • Step 7: Tie your bouquet together with bread ties by twisting them around all of your stems

  • Step 8: Once the stems are secured with bread ties, you are ready to wrap your bouquet in the paper bag.  Start by folder over one side on a diagonal, followed by the other side. Secure both sides with a stapler.  

Step 9: Last but not least you are ready to add a bow.  Use wired ribbon that will easily keep it's shape.

Step 10: You're all Done!  Enjoy your silk floral paper bag bouquet!  Here are some pictures of the final product!

I hope you all are having a great weekend!  Enjoy the spring weather!


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