Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Tussie Mussie's

The word “Tussie-mussie” is a quaint, endearing term from the early 1400s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with ­symbolic meanings. Because the flowers usually came in a cone shaped container now days we tend to call the cone it's self a tussie mussie. No matter what you call it Tussie Mussie's are fun and easy to make. I first created a floral spray of greenery, flowers, a vintage photo and a few other goodies all placed together and then wrapped with florist tape. By creating a floral spray like this, the arrangement holds together in place when the cone is moved around, like when it's hung on a door. The floral arrangement also can be removed and other goodies can be added or change out the arrangement for a different holiday themed one.
I have a video also showing how I put together these sweet Tussie Mussie's. Take a look... SweetTussie Mussie
Your comments are welcomed here,
Hugs Laurie


Sue Ann Thomason said...

Hi Laurie,
Your work is Breath Taking and I'm Loving these! Just joined and Happy Holidays To You and Your Family.
Sue Ann

Rosie Cooper said...

I always wondered where the word came from. Everyone calls them but I never really knew the story. Thanks they are beautiful. Have a great holiday

Yiyi said...

I love them. You know..I used a Tussie-mussie to deliver my wedding invitations. I rolled the invitation, put it inside the TM, with some potpourri and voila! Yours are beautiful. Love them.

Pat said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for telling us the story of them.

Jules Aviles said...

I'm glad you explained the real meaning of Tussie Mussie! :) LOVE your projects my friend!!! :) xo