Red roses are so last year. Take a break from tradition by making your own bacon bouquets, perfect for any occasion from birthdays to bridal showers to Valentine’s Day. Watch the video to get the how-to below.

Materials: 

  • (6) Packages thick cut bacon (Approx. 72 slices)
  • (1) small/medium vase
  • Roasting Pan
  • Roasting Rack
  • (2) Wooden Cutting Boards
  • Toothpicks
  • Thick stemmed rosemary
  • Basil
  • Dill

Directions: 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Step 2: Roll bacon into buds.

Step 3: Pull the edges of the outer layer of bacon down a bit to create the appearance of a petal.

Step 4: Place on the roasting rack inside the roasting pan.

Step 5: Cook for 20 minutes or until crispy.

Step 6: Allow bacon buds to cool completely.

Step 7: Place each bud on a thick rosemary stem, making sure the tip of the stem does not stick out of the bud.  

Step 8: Create your bacon-based floral arrangement in a vase of your choice, using remaining rosemary, dill and basil to decorate.

Start planning your next party with the free Evite invitation below or another invitation from evite.com.

Evite-Roses-Invitation

 

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