Last year, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and my hubby bought me a beautiful bouquet of roses.
I wanted to save them and do something special with them. I had seen some beautiful ornaments on Pinterest with photos and ribbons in them, and decided to dry my flowers and keep the ribbons to make one.
Around Christmas is a great time to purchase empty clear plastic ornaments for crafts like this one, although craft stores like Hobby Lobby carry them year 'round. I also gathered miscellaneous ribbons, decorative confetti, netting, and created a small collage in PicMonkey with a picture from our wedding, and one we had taken on the day of our 25th.
I also printed up some paper with "25 years" typed on it and cut it in strings, and spiraled them around a pencil, for some curl to be a pretty filler in the ornament.
Then I plucked off rose petals and pieces of baby breath, and started filling my ornament bulb with a little of all the things I had gathered, including the picture. When I had trouble placing or moving things around inside the bulb, I used a wooden skewer to get things where I wanted them.
When I was satisfied with it, I put the "lid" on, and then tied some of the ribbon from my bouquet around the hook.
Now I have a beautiful keepsake for years to come, which I can hang on the Christmas tree, or use as a pretty decoration somewhere.
This could make a pretty and easy bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary gift for someone as well!
You could also make one with baby items, like flowers given at their birth, baby's hospital bracelet and name tag...
It's such a super easy way to make a nice gift or keepsake, especially as Valentine's Day is approaching and many bouquets of flowers are gifted!