Make This: Pink & Yellow for a Spring Fellow



I’ve been doing a lot of flower DIYs lately, probably because it’s finally spring and the flowers are so pretty. But I hope you have enough room in your DIY heart for one more at the start of this week. And I promise the next tutorial will be un-related to florals. Pinkie promise in fact. So…

Variegated kale is a new favorite of mine for bouquets, boutonnieres, and other arrangements. The leaves are so beautiful – I love the purple veins against the green. And I thought the colors would work well with yellow and pink, so I used yellow acacia and peachy, pink ranunculus to create these spring  boutonnieres.

Here’s the gist on how to make your own…


For the entire tutorial and to view more photos of my DIY, visit Project Wedding here.

P.S. If you don’t have a wedding in the works, you can easily turn these into simple arrangements for small bud vases. Just keep the stems longer. Super easy.


Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

For more flower tutorials, visit the DIY flowers page.

16 comments | Click here to reply

Those are so cute! I love the idea of putting them in bud vases… think I just found my new evening project.

Amanda | April 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am

Oh good Amanda. Let me know how they turn out.

papernstitch | April 15th, 2013 at 10:32 am

RT @papernstitch: Make This: Pink & Yellow for a Spring Fellow: I’ve been doing a lot of flower DIYs lately…

Brandi Powell (@sweetharvey) | April 15th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Make This: Pink & Yellow for a Spring Fellow

@EtsyBlogs | April 15th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Eeek! Gorgeous, Brittni! I love the variegated kale in these, the perfect little flower backdrop. =)
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | April 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Aw, thanks Kelly. Yep, that kale is so fun to work with!

papernstitch | April 15th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

It’s simple but pretty!
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Magda | April 15th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I really love this!
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Hello Sandwich | April 16th, 2013 at 12:44 am

Aw, thanks Ebony. Makin’ me smile. 🙂

papernstitch | April 16th, 2013 at 11:19 am

Totally going to pass this on to my wedding florist!
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Christiana | April 16th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Wow, so simple and so beautiful. Love the scissor as well!

Karoline | April 17th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

That is so nice! Wish we had that for our wedding. I love the idea of using fmveggies w flowers

sonya | May 13th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Thanks Sonya.

papernstitch | May 13th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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Just LOVE this – I’m always on the lookout for easy & inexpensive wedding DIYs and this ticks all the boxes! Thanks for sharing
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