Did you lovelies love the gorgeous foodie inspirational shoot we shared earlier today? Well, our floral DIY contributor, Amanda of Anthomanic is sharing a fun way that you can incorporate fruit + veggies into your bouquet! The best part? All the ingredients for this bouquet can all be picked up at your local farmer’s market or grocery store!
Step One: Go to your local grocery store or farmer’s market to find fresh fruits, vegetables and a few flowers if desired (that will last out of refrigeration for as long as desired).
Here is what I used:
- Three potted echiverias
- These items I didn’t quite use a whole package: raddishes, raspberries, blackberries
- Two tomatillos
- Three habanero peppers
- Bunch of mustard greens
- One red cabbage – just a few of the large outer leaves
- One bunch of red tulips
- One bunch red leaf lettuce
Step Two: Prep everything — Use wire to stick into the bottom of the fruits or veggies to create a stem. Clean off extra bits from anything that has a ‘stem’. Prepare the succulents by removing them from the soil, cleaning the stem, and adding a looped wire attached with floral tape.
Step Three: It’s much easier if you gather the larger elements first, then add in smaller pieces that are on wire by simply sticking them down into the top.
Step Four: Trim the stems with gardening shears and wires with wire cutters to the desired length. Because you will have wire showing, you will want to cut the wires shorter than the stems if you would like the stems to show.
Step Five: To cover the mechanics of your design, use some large leafy pieces to cover the outsides of the bouquet. While holding the bouquet in one hand, wrap ribbon around the bouquet ‘stems’ until the wires are covered. Your bouquet is now done! Super pretty, right?!