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?