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Paper Basket Bouquet

Martha Stewart
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Try a twist on traditional flower vases, and make a paper basket bouquet for every place setting.



All you need are small brown paper bags and baby-food jars or shot glasses to hold the flowers for individual place settings. A centerpiece requires a larger bag and a mason jar or drinking glass as a vase. The bags you use must be gusseted, with side pleats and a flat bottom.

  1. Draw lines on a bag to make an upside-down T with a fat horizontal bar.
  2. Cut along the lines with decorative-edge scissors. Open the bag. Arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers in a vessel of water; set bouquet inside the basket. Join the two halves of the handle with double-sided tape.


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