I love flowers, but not everyone feels that way! Mix it up with one of these five DIY non-floral bouquets the next time you need a gift idea. All of these are incredibly easy to make, and most of them are $5 or less, and take less than 10 minutes to make! It’s a win win!
Other fun gift ideas:
Vessel (bowl, flower pot, mug, bowl, etc)
Short wooden skewers
Colorful paper straws
Beads or tissue paper
The trick to all these bouquets is simple. They all start with a vessel. You can use a bowl, flower pot, mug, bowl…whatever you want.
Cut a piece of floral foam the same height as the container. In most cases, you can just press it firmly into your container. However, if your bowl or jar is too large, just use a bead of hot glue to secure it to the bottom.
Next, use short wooden skewers and arrange them in the foam. Keep in mind that these will hold your items, so you want to be careful of the placement. Include one skewer for each item. Make sure you push them into the foam so that they will stay in place.
Cover the skewers with colored straws. You will then attach your items to the end of each straw. A simple way to do this is to use a dab of hot glue. It will not damage the products and will allow them to easily be removed after the bouquet has been received.
Once you’re done attaching all your straws and items, you can fill in your empty spaces so you don’t see any floral foam. Tissue paper is cheapest. However, you can use glass beads or marbles instead.
NAIL POLISH BOQUETS
The first bouquet would be great for a pre-teen, or anyone who likes to do their nails! We used seven of the mini size OPI nail polishes here, but depending on who you’re buying it for, you could get different brands. You can find nail polish for $2 a bottle, or less, at Walmart.
We did a couple of things differently when creating this bouquet. We pressed the foam into place and then filled the negative space with small wrapped cups. You could do this for any type of candy.
We then cut a small square of tissue paper and lay it on your foam prior to pressing your skewers in. No need to hot glue the Reese’s onto the straws, a simple piece of tape will do the trick!
This would also be fun in any other candy bar. You use a small bag of mini Reese’s to fill the bowl, and a $1.00 pack os fun size candy bars for the “flowers” making this gift about $5.00 total.
Seeds are such a fun alternative to cut flowers! These will provide flowers that give year round and are perfect for someone who likes to dig outdoors and has a green thumb! These seeds only run about $0.20 each at Walmart, so it makes this gift only about $4.00 total!
This tea bouquet was so much fun to make! We used a mug for the base ( $0.88 at Walmart), a box of Celestial variety teas ($2.28 at Walmart), and green plastic spoons as “stems” ($0.97 at Walmart in the party section). What’s great about this is they have a mug to put the tea in, the tea, and a spoon to stir each tea! These make great get-well gifts, or even gifts for the tea-lover in your life!
Note: If you buy the Celestial Seasonings variety box, the packets are not in individual packets, which we found out the hard way, but have multiple tea bags insie each flavor packet. Hy-Vee sells individual tea bags for only $0.20 each, and that would be a much better option!
WAX MELTS BOUQUETS
Didn’t this Yankee Wax Tart bouquet turn out adorable?! We used six wax tarts to make this super cute bouquet (the tarts even look like flowers!). Yankee Wax Melts run about $1.99 a piece, so you may want to watch out for sales to help cut down on the cost of this bouquet. This is a perfect way to gift these tarts!