Is this not the most gorgeous bouquet of flower you don’t have to water or worry about keeping alive??? While making this I didn’t know if it was really going to be worth it but now a month later, it was totally worth it! It has been sitting on our dining room table for over a month now and it sure brightens up the room. It helped me get through those gloomy winter days and even some of the gloomy spring days! I love it and the best part is it will never die!!!
You can make yours beautiful bouquet too!!! All you need is the Build-A-Bouquet Kit from the Occasions Mini Catalog, a hot glue gun and some pliers (totally recommend these). So now a little honesty from me….you all know I like to keep it real! This kit is not easy and takes lots of time but don’t let that scare you! I would highly recommend doing it with a friend or husband in my case because it will go much faster. I am not a hot glue gun pro at all and it seemed like all I did for hours on end was pick up the gun, dab it, set it down, attach flower, and then repeat 5 million times. Finally towards the end I enlisted my fabulous husband who was oh so excited (not) to help! He ran the glue gun while I attached and worked the flowers. This went soooo much better and I wish I would have done it sooner!
You will also noticed in the catalog that there is a coordinating stamp set – Build A Bouquet Stamp Set! I’m not going to lie I got out the kit and read the instruction and was like Ops I didn’t get that stamp set…..so I improvised!!! For the big line image, I used my Hardwood Stamp Set and for the veins in the leaves I used my stem from the Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I also used the dots image from Gorgeous Grunge for the blue flowers. The other ones, I just omitted and think it turned out fabulous still!
Use the pliers for the wire bending, it is sooooo much easier! I was too lazy to go down to the basement and search for some so I just used my fingers. 1. It Hurts! 2. It doesn’t turn out the same! I took a few of the flowers to my parents house to work on while I was visiting since I really wanted to get this bouquet done by the next evening. I asked my mom if she knew where some pliers were and she immediately handed me some. I finished the flowers and was like “Oh wow, why did I not go get some a long time ago.” Ehh Lesson learned!
I didn’t care for how some of my flowers came out and I didn’t think it look all that great….maybe it was because I was tired and we always judge our own stuff so much more. After I put it all together I was in awe at how amazing it looked. I loved it and now a month later I still love it! I’m so glad I stuck with it and completed the kit! It was totally worth the the time and $25 I spent on it.
Have you purchased this kit? Have you completed it? What are your tips and tricks? How have you displayed your flowers? Leave me a comment down below!
Also, did you know that there is a Big Shot Die that makes all of these flowers? It is the Bouquet Bigz L Die! You can create as many flowers as you wish and in any color imaginable!!!!