Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
Sooooo, I'm not sure I've mentioned this before, but the studio is dangerously close to a wholesale flower shop. As in three buildings down close. As in my wallet is currently going into mini seizures close.
Which means I've been finding pretty much any excuse to buy flowers lately. And today, that's in the form of a DIY floral centerpiece. The dahlias were just too good to pass up when I went over there last. AND then I found the secret ingredient (not dahlias) and I was like, okay I have to make a holiday bouquet now.
Want to make your own?
Here are the flowers and fillers you'll need to make your own...
- 10 stems of Dahlias
- 1 large stem of Pepperberry
- 5 Peonies
- 3 stems of Rosemary
The secret 'ingredient' to this DIY holiday centerpiece is the Pepperberry. They scream holiday vibes, without being overbearing. So, be sure to find that one (or at least something similar).
Once you've rounded up your flowers, find a medium to tall vase, properly prep your flowers ahead of time (remove excess leaves) and start arranging. I held the bouquet in my hand to get the basic arranging down and the varying heights, using a criss crossed stem method. And then moved everything to the vase once I cut the stems across the bottom (at an angle) to the same level, while still holding the flowers in place how I wanted them to sit in the vase.
You can always readjust everything once its in the vase and add more flowers if its's not feeling full enough. Once you're done, it will look something like this...
Photography Amelia Tatnall
Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Curious to know... What would you do if you have a flower shop just a few doors down from you? Would you (and your wallet) be going into mini seizures with me or do you have self restraint in this department?
This week, I've been gravitating towards rich, natural colors. Teals, blues, browns... all of that. So, I put some of my favorites into a little roundup of things I'm loving at the moment. Heart eyes all around for these twelve things (but especially 2, 6, and 11)...
1. (above) this color palette via Gozde Eker
2. some serious cacti via K. Boggs
4. a dahlia-filled centerpiece via designlovefest
5. grayish blue floors via Archello
6. chocolate peanut butter and jam ice cream cups via The Artful Desperado
7. jeans and sandals via Melissa Chanel
8. bacon and cheddar waffles with bacon and maple syrup via The House That Lars Built
9. the ceramics studio of Iggy & Lou Lou via The Design Files
10. malted chocolate fudge stuffed cupcakes via Girl Versus Dough
11. a cool game night for adults via Almost Makes Perfect
What kind of things have you been into lately? Would love to hear what you're loving as of late.
I always like to have a few DIY gift ideas in my back pocket that only take a few minutes to whip up. You never know when something might pop up that you need a little gift for. And sometimes it's hard to come up with something last minute. Right? It's like my brain locks up under pressure or something.
Which is exactly why I try to come up with DIY ideas ahead of time that are my go-tos on such an occasion. This budget-friendly $10 bouquet is one of them.
To make your own, you'll just need two kind of flowers and a little ribbon. Bonus points if you have a label maker on hand.
For this particular bouquet, I used Hyacinth and Star of Bethlehem. Both are super inexpensive by the stem...I think I picked up 4 stems of Hyacinth for 6 bucks ($1.50 a stem) and some Star of Bethlehem flowers for $4. Which brought the total to a whopping $10. Add some ribbon and a little message with a label maker and you are good to go.
For more detailed photos and explanations, visit my post on Project Wedding.
Such an easy gift idea and super affordable too, which I love. Plus, if you're going with the label maker ribbon message, you can customize it for any occasion...birthdays, housewarmings, thank yous, etc.
Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you'll give this budget bouquet a try? I'd love to hear what other flower suggestions you might have that would still fit into the $10 cap.
For more DIY flower ideas like this, visit the flower projects page.