The tiny bouquet trend has been blowing up on Instagram, with people wanting to gift these wee creations to family and friends.
Nadina Hughes, Chief Flower Officer from Flowers Across Melbourne begun making the tiny bouquets just for fun, until she saw incredible interest in the gifting trend, which led her to consider making them for sale! Would you buy one?
The inspiration behind it all
“Tiny bouquets are capturing people’s hearts right now on Instagram, so we thought we’d give it a go ourselves,” says Nadina. “As humans, we’re all nurturers at heart so anything dinky, teeny or super cute short circuits right into our caveperson brains. It also captures the imagination.
“As we created our tiny bouquet we wondered where we could keep it? Perhaps on a tiny vase, on a tiny table, in a tiny dollhouse?” she quips.
Why you should gift a tiny bouquet
Giving a tiny bouquet can be a great way of surprising someone. From your friend who just loves new quirky things to you’re a family member who adores all things cute.
“We don’t currently sell them,” says Nadina, “But because of the response we’ve had on Instagram recently, we’ll definitely be considering it. Now we just need to find some teeny little gift cards and delivery vans to match!”
What flowers are used?
The main idea behind the tiny bouquet is to use what florists call "filler flowers", but, they have exactly the same attributes as a normal bouquet, only tiny.
“For the above bouquet we used Daisy chrysanthemums, Billy buttons, Hypericum, Peppercorn, Thryptomene, Gypsophila, and Dyed ruscus,” says Nadina.
“What you need is normal flowers like Spray roses, Chrysanthemum, Billy buttons as features and filler flowers to add texture, like Dyed gypsophila, Peppercorn, Strelingia, and tiny pieces of gum to finish it off. You can also use just the leaves of Silver suede as foliage for a different look,” she tells.
Lead image: Flowers Across Melbourne and Jo Moore Flowers