So here's a fun little post about the tradition of using all the bows you get on your bridal shower gifts. Normally, the bride saves the bows from her shower gifts, sticks them all on to an extra (clean) paper plate leftover from the shower, and uses it as her "bouquet" during her wedding rehearsal. I told my daughter I would make her "bouquet" and she put all the goodies in a bag for me. Much to my dismay, when I got home and dumped out the bag onto my craft table, there was a huge pile of tulle, a ton of ribbon, and only two bows! How in the world was I supposed to make something out of this? Well you know me...I'm crafty! So this is what I came up with:
I love the way it turned out...
...and so did the bride...and the groom!!
I challenged myself to use EVERYTHING in the bag, and I did! I was actually left with one tiny length of battered bruised curling ribbon, but everything else was incorporated. And the only think extra I had to add was some floral wire to hold up some of the "flowers." The kids loved it and used it the night of their rehearsal, so I call that a success!
Have you ever made anything like this? I would love to see pics!!
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E