DIY Unicorn Bouquet | The Northern Irish Mum

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

DIY Unicorn Bouquet

I'm a huge fan of a theme, especially seasonal themes! Yes I decorate for Easter, Autumn/Halloween, Christmas, mothers day, you name it, if I can get crafty and add a little sprinkle of fun for the kids then I am all for it! For Valentines day, I normally do a little light hearted breakfast, heart shaped toast that kind of thing and a wee token something for the kids.
Whilst scrolling through instagram recently I saw a beauty brand had gifted an amazing unicorn themed bouquet to a beauty guru. It was stunning but also fun and unique and I instantly thought babs would love that! Now I am no florist, but I do love crafts and enjoy creating different bits and bobs from time to time. Babs loves flowers like me and I thought it would be such a sweet gift for her to have her own little bouquet this valentines.
I love how its turned out and thought id share how I made it!

What I used to create this bouquet:

For the ears and horn I purchased Gold wrapping paper, from Asda £1. Three paper straws, which I had previously from birthday parties etc. The flowers, I purchased two bunches of flowers. A pink bunch of roses and a mixed bunch of roses. Both were on clearance for under £2 Asda. And a bunch of babies breath £1.50 Asda. 

I wanted to find a small white pot to put the arrangement in and had originally planned to make the eyelashes out of black craft paper and stick them on a plain pot. But to my delight I found this perfect little pot in TKMAXX for £2.79 . Eyelashes, blush cheek and even a gold bow, perfect!

 To begin with I played about with the shape I was trying to achieve , loosely bunching the flowers until I had a general Idea of placement.

Once I was happy, I secured the bunch with two elastic bands. I then cut the stems to fit the pot. 
Re-placed them into the pot and worked on filling out the arrangement now the flowers were secured. I wanted the bouquet to be a bit whimsical and fluffy around the edges. Imagine unicorn hair, that's the look I was trying to achieve. 
Once I was happy with the flowers, I sketched a very simple ear template on the gold paper and cut these out, securing them to paper straws which I cut to size once I had decided on a place in the arrangement for them. 
Next I made a simple horn from the same gold paper. I say simple but this took three attempts to get the correct size and the shape right. Again I secured this inside to a paper straw, cut to fit and placed in the arrangement. And wha la. Unicorn bouquet 

I'm super pleased with how it turned out. It was super simple to do and quite therapeutic to sit and work with flowers for 20 mins too! (I'm already thinking an easter bunny bouquet might be cute!)

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