December 19, 2012

Wedding Flower Ornaments

Before the wedding I knew I wanted to save the  flowers for keepsake projects 

Our ancestors carefully saved special occasion flowers by pressing them in book pages.  I came up with this new twist on a long lost tradition that could be treasured for generations to come.



The first thing I made with the wedding flowers was this babies breath wreath...Here


Then I had all of the flowers left over


I purchased clear balls and heart ornaments from Hobby Lobby.

Then added water slide decals..Tutorial HERE...Instead of water slide decals, you could hang a paper tag with the occasion and date


I filled them with wedding flowers and babies breath then snapped them together and added ribbons for hanging


The empty ornaments are available all year round


I think this would be a wonderful way to save flowers from

Weddings
Proms
Dances
Anniversaries


The heart would be perfect for any occasion and could be hung from the corner of a mirror or knob


Guess what?...Yep, I still have flowers left and one more project up my sleeve!  

Oh, Bradley and Alicia, these ornaments are headed your way!

Happy Crafting!
Carol  




24 comments:

lynn said...

carol, this is a wonderful idea! i finally bought some water slides to try some of your projects--tfs and merry christmas!!

Lady of the Woods said...

that is ridiculously brilliant :-) and so beautiful too! wow. great idea.

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's such a thoughtful and pretty way to save the memories of their wedding day! I'm pinning!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Oh my gosh, I am loving this idea too. What a perfect keepsake for the new couple and of course could be customized in many ways. Love the roses inside from the wedding.
You are just so talented and I am always inspired my friend.

So glad you are enjoying your little ornaments. Best wishes!!
Hugs, CM

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Really great idea! Thanks so much for sharing:)

Laura Bissonnette said...

Carol! You're brilliant! I would totally do this, except I never got to keep my wedding flowers. I was wondering, how much would you charge for an ornament with baby's breath (shipping included)?

Laurie said...

what an amazing idea!!!! Beautifully done!

Createology said...

Brilliant my dear! I love to save roses from our garden and I have lots of "potpourri" drying. This is such a wonderful way to enjoy them all year long in the hearts. I now know what I am doing for Mr. C for Valentine's this year. Thank you for your generous sharing.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow Carol, what a clever idea! A perfect way to display a part of their special day.

Mary Ellen said...

Carol another great idea up you sleeve friend and one that I am going to have to steel- oops borrow!!
One of the bridesmaids left her bouquet at the reception so I took it home to dry for my nephew's new bride. I think they would love to have some ornaments made with the roses!!

I was trying to figure out how you stuffed those roses in that little opening of the ornament then read the rest of the story! Hadn't seen these kind of ornaments before!!

Just got the last of the 70+ donor ornaments and letters plus 400 newsletters off in the mail today- nothing like waiting till the last minute!

bee blessed
mary

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very pretty, Carol. What a nice way to remember that special day.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a great idea, Carol. They're beautiful.

Debbie said...

This is one of your best ideas yet! What a wonderful way to preserve the flowers. I pinned this to my board designed for the future weddings that live inside my head.

Kelley Highway said...

Positively precious!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I know I keep saying this but I'm saying it again. You are amazing!!!

NanaDiana said...

Carol- That is a fantastic idea! I just love the whole concept! xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great idea!

Ricki Treleaven said...

What an adorable idea, Carol. I love it! I think it would make the most special keepsake from the most special days. Simply lovely!!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

What a nice idea. Why didn't I think of that? Oh, that's right...I cook...you craft :)

Rebecca said...

LOVE THEM! The decals make them even MORE precious.

You are so talented.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year sweet friend. If I can hunt down the shelf edging I'll pass it along.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Heart Vintage Design said...

I knew you'd be doing something creative with the flowers. Love this!

pipigirl said...

abso. gorgeous..... cant wait to see what youve come up with next. what are you gonna do when you run out of flowers???? :) merry christmas everyone, although this yr. is one for ALL of us who faired better than others to be eternally grateful. blessings, susy

Claudia said...

What a great idea! My bridal bouquet hasn't held up too well, now I know exactly what to do with it...the ornaments are gorgeous!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very pretty, Carol. I love anything with roses.