Man Bouquet

Hello! My husband is working late tonight and has been all week. I feel like I have hardly seen him! :( I wanted to do something special for him because he had been working so hard. I saw an idea on Pinterest about using tiny liquor bottles to tape onto skewers and placing into a basket. It's called, "The Man's Bouquet." Instead of flowers or roses, they get all of their favorite things. The best part about this gift is that you can personalize it to fit your husband's, dad's, brother's, friend's favorite things.

 

{Texas Craft House} Man Bouquet Tutorial: What a great idea for your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad, friend, father! Blog has great ideas for fillers for this gift

 

Below is a picture of my materials. I bought a normal flower-pot (which my husband doesn't know yet but I will be taking back to put flowers in later, I just didn't want to get something we'd throw away after this). I also got: peanuts, grass filler, a foam disk, wooden skewers, variety of liquor bottles (small), a 5 hour energy shot, gum, beef jerky, chap stick (my husband is obsessed), and scratch offs. I also have a picture of scrapbook paper and camo-eggs in the picture but I ended up not using them. I thought it would be cute to put sweet notes or handwritten 'coupons' inside the eggs for him to open, but after putting this craft together there was no room for them.

 

First, I had to cut the foam disk to make it fit snuggly inside the pot. I couldn't find any that fit perfectly so I had to improvise. Don't worry too much about the looks of this part, it won't be seen. You just need it for your skewers to poke into, so just make sure it is snug.

 

 

{Texas Craft House} Man Bouquet Tutorial: What a great idea for your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad, friend, father! Blog has great ideas for fillers for this gift

 

Next I cut apart the grass and placed it inside the pot on top of the foam. You could use any kind of covering, really. I liked the looks of this kind. I found it at Hobby Lobby.

 

{Texas Craft House} Man Bouquet Tutorial: What a great idea for your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad, friend, father! Blog has great ideas for fillers for this gift

 

Next, I chose my first item and used regular tape to tape the skewer to the package. I used several pieces to make sure it wouldn't come apart or lean too far to the side.

 

{Texas Craft House} Man Bouquet Tutorial: What a great idea for your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad, friend, father! Blog has great ideas for fillers for this gift

 

Then, I pierced the skewer with the package into the foam. Easy as that!
You can tape the skewers onto the packages at different heights to create dimension. I also started to break my skewers in half and into other lengths to make some things taller or shorter than others so all the items could be seen at first glance.
Here is a close-up picture of the finished product. I love it and can't wait for my husband to see it. I played around with the skewers and where I wanted everything to go. Also keep in mind that the bottles can be heavy and need extra tape.

 

{Texas Craft House} Man Bouquet Tutorial: What a great idea for your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad, friend, father! Blog has great ideas for fillers for this gift

 

There is my finished product. I LOVE IT! I know he will, too. I will DEFINITELY be making this again. You could still use the eggs as I suggested above if you got a larger pot. You could find other things to put on here, too. I wanted to do golf balls since he loves to play, but never got around to getting them.

 

Have an idea of other small items that could be added to this bouquet? Leave it as a comment for other readers to see.

{Cassie}

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