Monday, June 23, 2014

Bridal Shower Gift Idea!


This past weekend I attended the bridal shower of my dear friend, who I have known since 4th grade! We have been through it all together- Limited Too silky underwear and Delia's pleather pants and a long period of single-ness- and we are still friends today (and have permanent men in our lives thank goodness)! I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in her wedding and am so blessed to be a part of the big day when she says "I do!".

Her shower was cooking themed (complete with cooking tutorial and rosemary-salt favors) and took place in a gorgeous old mansion! (Sadly there were no puppies to take home)
Myself and three of the other bridesmaids decided to gift her every girl's favorite kitchen appliance...a Kitchen Aid Mixer...mostly because it was on her registry but also because I saw this idea on Pinterest and loved it so much, I had to do it myself! I think displaying the mixer with a beautiful arrangement is so feminine and fun! And it only took a few easy steps...



1. I went to Whole Foods Market and picked out the flowers- I chose hydrangeas and peonies in pinks and whites. (peonies just happen to be in season!) I've also seen people use roses with other filler flowers
2. I brought the flowers home and trimmed the ends of the stems to the length of the mixer bowl.
3. I bunched up all the flowers in a bouquet and wrapped the bunch with floral tape to keep them together. It's also helpful to the bride, because she can easily lift the bouquet out of the bowl and place it in a vase as an alternative after the gift has been presented!
4. I filled the bowl with a little bit of water and placed the flowers in and "puffed" them to fill the edges
5. Then...WAH-LA! you have a beautiful flower filled kitchen mixer:)
6. I tied a burlap ribbon around the bowl to tie the look together and later added a large gift tag with our names!

Not really that hard...but thanks for following along:)






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