How to make a bridal shower bouquet

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How to make a bridal shower bouquet
Use ribbons from gifts at the bridal shower to make a colourful bouquet for the wedding rehearsal. (mousseline rose et rubans image by Unclesam from

Use ribbons and bows from gifts given to the bride-to-be at her wedding shower to create a special rehearsal bouquet. A traditional activity at many wedding showers, bows are taken from gifts and added to a paper plate to form the bouquet the bride uses as a practice bouquet during the wedding rehearsal. This fun activity provides for laughs at the wedding shower and serves as a lighthearted keepsake.

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Things you need

  • Spools of coloured ribbons
  • Tape
  • Paper plate or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping paper

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  1. 1

    Use scissors to cut a one-inch X in the centre of a paper plate. Otherwise, trace and cut out a circle from card stock and then cut a one-inch X in the middle of that.

  2. 2

    Gather ribbons from gifts given to the bride-to-be as she opens them. Enlist the help of the flower girl or other young ladies attending the shower.

  3. 3

    Fold the ends of the ribbon together and tie a knot at the halfway mark.

  4. 4

    Thread the ribbons through the opening you have made in the middle of your plate or card stock. Secure bows by taping them to the plate or card stock. Tie knots in the ribbons below the plate, you can create a handle by wrapping ribbon around the knots, binding them together. Let curled ribbons hang over the plate until you no longer see it.

  5. 5

    Cut a piece of wrapping paper to the size of your plate or card stock. Use scissors to make a hole to feed the bouquet stem through. Secure with tape to the bottom side of the bouquet, so that you can adhere the wrapping paper to the bottom, covering the plate.

  6. 6

    Send the bouquet home with one of the bridesmaids, to keep until the day of the wedding rehearsal, where it will be used to practice holding and passing the bouquet.

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