Baby showers are always special, blessed events, but let’s be real, the expense of putting one of these parties on can be excessive—to say the least! That’s why we’re going to take a look at a solution that will help curb some of those sky-high costs.
The one thing that any seasoned event planner will tell you is that florists are downright expensive! So, if your budget isn’t necessarily endless, then we suggest saying goodbye to flower arrangements.
We know, we know, flowers probably seem like a baby shower staple to you, and they are. The trick is to know that flowers don’t necessarily need to be fresh. In fact, they can even be made from socks. Confused yet? Let us explain…
Our friends over at LittleThings have a brilliant video that shows how to add some serious style and creativity to those traditional flower arrangements. Begin making your own by gathering together your materials. For this craft you will need:
- A dozen pairs of infant-sized socks
- 1 bunch of baby’s breath
- 12 bamboo skewers
- Plastic pot
- Florist foam
- Tissue paper
Make the “roses”
The first thing that you will want to focus on is making your roses—this is a bouquet after all!
Start by taking one of your itty-bitty socks and placing it flat onto a hard surface. Pinch the toe of the sock then roll away from you so that you end up with somewhat of a biscotti shape. Locate the angled end on the underside of the sock and flip it over. It should now resemble a rose!
Give your rosebud a stem by gently jabbing a bamboo skewer into the “flower’s” center. Repeat this step until all twelve socks are complete.
Present and arrange
Now it’s time to arrange your sock flowers into a bonafide bouquet.
To do this, you will first need to drop your florist foam into your pot. If you purchased the foam in block form, you may need to do a bit of slicing and dicing—a precision knife works best—until you have a circular shape that will fit snugly into the pot.
Next, insert your sock roses by simply sticking at least a couple of inches of “stem” into the foam. Our host enhanced the look by adding in pretty implements like baby’s breath and tissue paper to both fill out the blank spaces as well as hide the foam.
So easy a baby can do it, right? We’re speaking honestly when we say that we are just crazy about these DIY bouquets. What a great way to cut down on costs AND exercise your creative juices!
To see what the gorgeous end result looks like, as well as more detailed instructions on how to make baby showers extra unique, be sure to click on LittleThings’ video below!
What do you think of this baby sock bouquet? Have you ever made one yourself? What is the best way to save money on baby showers? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!