Yes, it seems I am all about flowers this week. :-) Here's a simple and romantic rose bouquet that you can easily make yourself. You'll need creamy-white roses, pale pink spray roses, rubber bands, scissors, a tall water glass or small cylindrical vase, and a spool of pale pink tulle.
Begin by removing all the leaves and any bruised outer petals. Then gather the white roses into a bouquet in your hands, interspersing them with the pink spray roses as you go. Continue doing this until you have formed an even, rounded shape.
Take a rubber band and secure it tightly around the stems. Next, trim the stems so that they are just slightly shorter than the height of the glass or vase. Now for the tulle. Tie one end of the tulle around the bottom of the vase (you can also use hot glue if you are not worried about damaging the vase) and continue wrapping and overlapping the tulle until you have completely covered the entire vase. You will need several layers to get good, frothy pink coverage. Finish at the top of the vase by tying off the end. Carefully add water and insert your bouquet.
Voila! A pretty bouquet for any occasion. I made this one for a sweet friend's birthday, but it would also make a beautiful centerpiece for a wedding, shower, or Mother's Day brunch. And, of course, you can always vary the type of flowers used and the color of the tulle.