Fruit bouquets are a delightful gift or centerpiece at any parties or events. I still can’t believe how easy and budget friendly it is to make your own. If you haven’t seen my post “How to make a $100 fruit bouquet under $20“, definitely check it out first.
I love fruit bouquets, but I realize it’s not for every occasion. So I started thinking what would be a good replacement of a fruit bouquet? It needs to be able to endure different weather, be longer lasting, and look just as impressive. After months of doodling and brainstorming, I came up with this paper fruit bouquet idea. If there is one thing I love to use, that is paper! (Have you seen my dream closet made with paper or my paper boba tea?)
Here are some goals I set when I was sketching for a new fruit bouquet gift idea.
- Wow factor
- Versatile for different occasions
- Budget friendly
- Easy to make
Once I settled on the paper fruit bouquet idea, I started illustrating the shapes, creating the templates and testing them out. It was a very tedious process with all the recutting, redrawing and reprinting and then repeating all over again. But hey, a little hard work and sweat always make the reward sweeter =)
This bouquet is definitely one of a kind, you won’t find a second of the same. I am positive that who ever receives this will be impressed!
The paper fruit bouquet is adaptable for all kinds of occasions. From Birthdays to Mother’s Day to Valentines Day, the template set gives you the options to mix and match fruits. It also comes with little hearts you can add for that special someone. I made this one with just the hearts.
- Fruit bouquet digital set – $10 (print as many as you want and use them for multiple occasions)
- Printing paper – <$1
- Base container – $1
- Skewer – <$1
- Foam base for large container – $1
- Container filler – candies / chocolate
Total around $14 per bouquet. But wait, if you make more than one, you are looking at
2 bouquets = $7 each
3 bouquets = $4.50 each
The more you make, the cheaper it gets!
Easy to make
You can make just 3 hearts, or you can get a little bit fancy and make a big bouquet. Whichever you choose, it’s just cut, fold and glue. Of them all, the strawberry is probably the most challenging one to glue together with all the angles. But as long as you follow this basic technique of gluing a base first and then work around it, you will be a-okay!
Tools you will need:
- Colorcopy paper
- Craft knife
- Metal ruler
- Cutting pad
- Container of your choice (box, bin, mug, etc.)
- Optional – Foam (any kind, I used a $1 swim noodle)
- Optional – Candies or chocolate as fillers
- Fill with something they like
- Make them ahead of time. Whenever you have time, just cut, fold and glue. So when an occasion arises, all you need to do is pierce them on a skewer and assemble your bouquet. Or, if you need to decorate a box, just glue them straight on the lid!
- Skewer is your friend. The sharp tip of the skewer is great for applying glue to the paper and reaching hard corners when you are gluing.
- Use glue sparingly. A little dab of glue goes a long way.
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