why don't you?

Why don't you... use scallop scissors for a better bouquet?

Scallop-edged trim is one of my favourite details on pretty much anything. It always gives even the simplest of things some much needed feminine charm. Like this pretty bouquet of Spring blooms for example? Instead of using the usual wrapping from the flower shop, why not use a long sheet of parchment paper and trim all the edges with scallop scissors? Finish the bouquet by rolling it up in the paper on a diagonal and tie it with a shiny, new ribbon. You'll then have an even prettier arrangement to give to a loved one and a little more "natural" looking too. You could even try out kraft paper with a bit of twine... *so pretty*

Photo & Instructions: Scan by Dress, Design & Decor from Martha Stewart Living April 2008, a saved "Good Things" tear sheet.


jenna ♥ a little blue said...

i do agree the scalloped edge adds a bit of fancy :)

great photo!

Caroline said...

I love this idea. I really admire Martha's team for coming up with such simple ideas that have a big impact.

Happenstance said...

So pretty. Love the kraft paper idea too.

Miz.November said...

This is gorgeous. I think it would be cool to use scalloped scissors when wrapping gifts, too. Maybe leave the seam on the top instead of hiding on the bottom?

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

Look how something so simple makes such an impact. (oops! that's what Caroline said). That Martha. She's the absolute truth!

Arizona Weddings said...

Love the idea of scallop ANYTHING! The scallop detail is a great accessory to the color of the bouqet - makes it look perfect and pulled together!

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