The phrase “tussy mussy” refers both to a small nosegay of flowers and to the cone-shaped holder these bouquets came in. In the Victorian era the holder was typically glass or metal. To create a cheaper, longer lasting version of a tussy mussy, disguise a Styrofoam cone to be the holder and use artificial flowers instead of fresh blossoms. These tussy mussies can be used to decorate pews or chairs at a wedding or other event.
Things You'll Need
- Styrofoam cones, 8 or 9 inches tall
- Paper doilies
- Artificial flowers
Wrap the cone in the paper doily and glue the paper to the Styrofoam. If you wish, glue a picture or other decoration to the front of the cone.
Arrange artificial flowers in the tussy mussy by pushing the stems into the top of the Styrofoam cone
Tie a ribbon bow around the flowers.
Create a handle or hanger for the tussy mussy by gluing or stapling the ends of a 2-foot ribbon on each side of the cone near the top.