Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Simple & Savory Gift Idea for {Him}..

 Lovers day is almost here! Looking for that special gift for that special stud in your life?! Well here's an awesome gift idea ,sure to fill that manly heart { He -He}. I came across this idea  a while ago & had it in the back of my head for Mark! It's the male version of the simple & traditional take on a bouquet for a man! The BACON BOUQUET! Yes, that ever so yummy breakfast food made into an amazing & creative gift for those of you who struggle with a gift idea for your honey etc..! I know these have been made before & were quite popular via Pinterest for sometime, but instead of just using bacon as the "roses" I used something a bit different for the middle...

     Here's How:
  • 1 Package Thick Bacon
  • 1 Package good Smokey Links
  • 1 Pack Bamboo Sticks
  • 1 Can Toothpicks
  • 1 Vase { Dollar Tree}
  • 1 Pack Gift Paper { Dollar Tree}

Take the bacon and smokey links & open them. Leave them in the package { for easy cleanup}. Take a smokey link & slowly ,but tightly roll the smokey link down the bacon strip. After its rolled, place a tooth pick in the the side to hold the "rose' in place. Do this until the whole package of bacon is gone. Place the rolled roses in the oven on 380 degrees for about 30 minutes, give or take. Keep a close eye on them. After they are done cooking , let them cool & dry them free of any dripping grease . Remove the toothpicks {slowly} & push bamboo stick through bottom of rose { Vertically}. Then simply arrange them in the vase & garnish with your personal touches. Hope you have enjoyed this manly Valentines, Birthday, or Special Occasion gift!

 ** Decorate anyway you would like. I used a tag & made a homemade rustic card { Tag} attached with string. I added a chalk tag with my husband's name & red paper to match the occasion 
{ Birthday}.