This isn’t just a little tutorial that the lovely team at M&S told me about. See that little outfit set up there? Well, that’s the first little set of clothes I have for our next baby. Which, in hindsight, might seem a little strange, but we’re going to save it up and pop it somewhere safe, and it’s actually lovely to know that I’ll be reminded of doing this when I do.
It’s one of M&S newborn starter sets, if you were wondering, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. A lovely mix of navy, white, grey and a pop of red and it would look gorgeous regardless of what gender your baby might be. Which is even more perfect if you plan to make a baby bouquet as a gift for a friend who is Team Yellow.
So, as you can see from the photo above, to make a Baby Bouquet you’ll need the following:
- Some newborn clothing. A set like this is perfect and makes it much easier.
- Some flowers – fake or real (just be sure mum pops the clothes in the wash first, before popping them on baby – though this is what you should do anyway!). I chose Sweet Williams because of my sweet William of course.
- Some twine. Or ribbon.
- Some sticks or even skewers to act as the stem.
- Something to finish off the bouquet – whether that’s lace like I’ve used or some tissue paper, or a nice vase for the mum-to-be to keep.
All you need to do is simply take an item of clothing and a stick, and wrap the clothing very carefully around it to form a rose shape. Then you tie with twine and repeat until you’re done!
Then just gather everything together and secure and decorate however you like.
You can view M&S Baby Bouquet tutorial, as well as their gorgeous newborn starter sets for more inspiration. It certainly makes a change to a traditional new baby gift don’t you think?
I wonder if you’ll spot the outfit in the future!