Preserve your bouquet (or any special flowers) in an ornament #Favors & Flowers#bouquet#christmas#flowers#steal-this-idea December 25 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Photography by Susie Susie had a bouquet that was collecting dust and getting sadder by the day. In an attempt to preserve the bouquet and find a way to display it, the dried flower bouquet ornament was born. While this is a great fit for those who have a floral bouquet on hand, any flowers that you collected (or received from a special someone) would be a fit for this project. You'll need an ornament that's got a pretty big opening and will hold a fair bit of flora. Dry your flowers (here's a how-to!), trim them into smaller buds and pretty pieces, insert into the clear ornament, and that's it: instant holiday decor with a whole lot of extra meaning. You can see more photos over at Ruche Blog. Photo by Photography by Susie Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A Nigerian ceremony, lip-trembling first looks, and some amazing hair NEXT Capture all of your wedding photos the easy way with Storymix Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] You can also do this with your wedding invitation, which is great for people like me who had a bouquet made of artificial flowers. Reply I did this with my bouquet! My biggest worry was that I didn't want to cut up some of the bigger flowers into pieces small enough to fit into the top opening, so instead I found clear plastic ornaments that broke apart into two halves (similar to these – http://www.michaels.com/plastic-snap-together-ball-ornament/M10347106.html) and then once I filled them with the flowers, I super-glued them shut. My husband and I hung two of the ornaments that I made on the tree together and I gave another two to my parents and in-laws. Such a great memento! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.