Many of you may have probably seen a TikTok about making a Book Bouquet. A lot of people have made them over there and the trend has gone quite viral. It’s a great gift idea for a book lover and there are several different ways to customize them to fit the reader in your life.
Items you’ll need to make the book bouquet:
- hot glue gun or tape (either floral tape or packing tape will work)
- tissue paper, old book pages, or scrapbook paper
- live flowers (I recommend getting some baby’s breath, and their favorite flower!) or making Paper flowers
- Cellophane or plastic bags
- 3 or 4 of their favorite books
- Wooden sticks (I got some at Hobby Lobby for .99)
Making the Book Bouquet
If you’d rather watch a video explanation on how to make a Book Bouquet I’ve uploaded the video to my YouTube Channel, and for your reference it is at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions feel free to email/DM me.
For the first step in making a book flower bouquet, grab your books and the plastic bags (or cellophane).
Wrap the books in the cellophane or put them in the bags as pictured. This will protect the books from any moisture from the flowers (if you make the paper roses you can skip this step).
Next, we attach the books to the wooden sticks. Add several wooden sticks to the backs of the books to help with stability; I used 3, but it will depend on how heavy the books you use are. I attached them with packing tape this time to test it out and it worked very well. But if you have a hot glue gun you can use it instead of tape.
The next step involved folding the tissue paper to make a fan shape, and layering them.
Then we place the book sticks inside and gently fold the paper over the edges.
Now for the fun part, I used two different colors of ribbon at the edges to hold the tissue paper together.
Then take your flowers (I just used baby’s breath) to fill in and add color.
Lastly, you can add a personal touch for a friend’s bday, Valentine’s Day, or an anniversary gift… the possibilities are endless with this thoughtful gift that will be the perfect gift for the book lover in your life.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Books I used:
A few great book’s I enjoyed reading:
The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews – Historical Romance
A London heiress rides out to the wilds of the English countryside to honor a marriage of convenience with a mysterious and reclusive stranger.
Tall, dark, and dour, the notorious Captain Jasper Blunt was once hailed a military hero, but tales abound of his bastard children and his haunted estate in Yorkshire. What he requires now is a rich wife to ornament his isolated ruin, and he has his sights set on the enchanting Julia Wychwood.
For Julia, an incurable romantic cursed with a crippling social anxiety, navigating a London ballroom is absolute torture. The only time Julia feels any degree of confidence is when she’s on her horse. Unfortunately, a young lady can’t spend the whole of her life in the saddle, so Julia makes an impetuous decision to take her future by the reins—she proposes to Captain Blunt.
In exchange for her dowry and her hand, Jasper must promise to grant her freedom to do as she pleases. To ride—and to read—as much as she likes without masculine interference. He readily agrees to her conditions, with one provision of his own: Julia is forbidden from going into the tower rooms of his estate and snooping around his affairs. But the more she learns of the beastly former hero, the more intrigued she becomes…
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – Contemporary Romance
Vanessa Mazur refuses to feel bad for quitting—she knows she’s doing the right thing. The thankless job of personal assistant to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans for her life, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear one more day for a man who could never find it in him to tell her good morning, congratulate her on a job well done, or wish her a happy birthday—even when she was spending it working for him.
The legendary “Wall of Winnipeg” may be adored by thousands, but after two years Van has had enough.
But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door begging her to come back, she’s beyond shocked. Mr. Walled-Off Emotions is actually letting his guard down for once. And she’s even more dumbstruck when he explains that her job description is about to become even more outrageous: something that takes the “personal” in personal assistant to a whole new level.
What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?
Indigo Isle by T. I. Lowe – Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Sonny Bates left South Carolina fifteen years ago and never looked back. Now she’s a successful Hollywood location scout who travels the world, finding perfect places for movie shoots. Home is wherever she lands, and between her busy schedule and dealing with her boss’s demands, she has little time to think about the past . . . until her latest gig lands her a stone’s throw from everything she left behind.
Searching off the coast of Charleston for a secluded site to film a key scene, Sonny wanders onto a private barrier island and encounters its reclusive owner, known by locals as the Monster of Indigo Isle. What she finds is a man much more complex than the myth.
Once a successful New York attorney, Hudson Renfrow’s grief has exiled him to his island for several years. He spends his days alone, tending his fields of indigo, then making indigo dye—and he has no interest in serving the intrusive needs of a film company or yielding to Sonny’s determined curiosity. But when a hurricane makes landfall on the Carolina coast, stranding them together, an unlikely friendship forms between the two damaged souls. Soon the gruff exterior Hudson has long hidden behind crumbles—exposing the tender part of him that’s desperate for forgiveness and a second chance.
Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson – Historical Fiction
Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines—until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad.
Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God’s plan amid such turbulent times.
Battling an angry fiancé, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price . . . and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.