Why You Should Learn How to Make a Boutonniere Before Your Wedding Day

How to Make a Boutonniere for your Big Day

When I was a little girl, I was a part of my local 4-H club (for those who weren't lucky enough to be a part of it, 4-H is a community club where kids take classes and can present their projects at their local county and state fairs and it was SO MUCH FUN). One of the 4-H classes I took was floral arranging. When I signed up for the class, I thought, “Piece of cake. Continue Reading

Trend Alert: Dark Moody Florals

Trend Alert: Dark Moody Florals

Photo: Scouted Home

Trends go in and out of style faster than the blink of an eye, but some stay longer than others. And there's one that seems to be standing the test of time… dark, deliciously moody floral patterns. They've been a mainstay on the runways, in homes, and they're even popping up in DIY projects all over the web. So today we're sharing some inspiring home decor-related examples of this unique trend.   

 

Trend Alert: Dark Moody Florals

Photo: Jojotastic

First, there's the original inspiration… the actual dark moody floral arrangement.  Continue Reading

How To: Make a Bridal Bouquet That’ll Last Forever

Learn how to make this life-like floral bouquet - perfect for the bride who wants to plan ahead

Why hello there, wedding season! If you’re currently planning or have planned a wedding before, you know that there are a million little details to consider. Centerpieces, wedding favors, planning a menu that is considerate of everyone’s dietary needs, seating arrangements that keep peace in the family – the list could go on forever. Flowers are a huge part of weddings, but fresh flowers generally need to be picked up day of, adding to your already huge to-do list. Continue Reading

You’re Never Too Old to Make a Flower Press

Make this DIY flower press from wood and bolts

I received my first flower press when I turned nine years old – maybe eight? The point is it was forever ago. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend. The flower press came with a small instructional booklet on how to collect and preserve colorful wildflowers. On the front of the press was an illustration of Anne of Green Gables, happily picking florals and putting them into a giant basket. I still have that flower press, all these years later, with flowers wedged between the pages that are as old as the press itself. Continue Reading

Make it: Floral Votive Candle Wraps for Spring Decorating

Printable spring votive candle wraps

 

Although we’ve hit autumn over here in Australia, it’s been feeling very much like spring lately. The weather’s a tad cooler, but it’s still perfect for entertaining and while the leaves have started falling off some of the trees, there’s brilliant green foliage and flowers everywhere due to the recent rains. In other words, I’m in a spring mood! 🙂

 

And since nothing says spring like colourful blooms, I thought I’d make up these floral votive wraps for you to use in your table decorating. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Unique Ways To Display Flowers In Your Home

Eye Candy: 10 Unique Ways To Display Flowers In Your Home
Photo: Lauren Conrad

Believe it or not, we’ve almost made it to spring… so I’m pretending it’s already here and dreaming about colorful, unique floral arrangements. Have you noticed, though, that if you try to Google “unique bouquets” that it always gives you wedding-centric ideas? Well trust me, it does. So today I’m sharing some interesting ways that you can style your flower arrangements yourself, at home. Read on for ten of my favorite ideas.   

 Eye Candy: 10 Unique Ways To Display Flowers In Your Home

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Floral Projects For Your Home

10 Ways To Use The Floral Trend At Home

The floral trend is big in the fashion world these days, and it is quickly moving into home decor as well. And after a long, cold winter, these colorful patterns feel cheerful and incredibly inviting. Here are ten ways to jump on the botanical bandwagon.   

 

DIY Floral Projects For Your Home

1. Paint a “cross stitch” rose mural on your wall. Here’s the how-to and pattern. [Photo: The Cheekiest Monkey Of All]

2. Cover old terra cotta pots with bright floral fabric. Continue Reading

How To Make Your Own Japanese Printed Bowls

diy japanese printed bowls

Japanese printed bowls are the perfect vessels to hold jewelry and other small trinkets. You can buy them at shops like Anthropologie and West Elm, but why not give it the old DIY try?      

 The author of my new favorite blog, The Lovely Drawer, shares how she created Japanese printed bowls by painting on different patterns. And they’re stunning! And the tutorial looks really easy! Visit The Lovely Drawer for the full how-to with step-by-step pictures! Continue Reading

IKEA Table Gets a Natural Modern Makeover

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Over the last month, we’ve been giving some love to our favorite room in the house … our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week’s project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results. 

IKEA table makeover - before
In the summer, we spend a lot of time on the front porch, relaxing, eating, and winding down with friends. Continue Reading

Perforated Moonstruck Light

 

 

If I had a Moonstruck light in my possession, I would cradle it in my arms and whisper sweet nothings in its perforations. The patterns in the handcrafted, porcelain, 9″ in diameter ‘light objects’ are made without the aid of stencils, so each creation is unique. The floral patterns cast upon the walls are achieved by using a clear bulb for a light source; using an opaque bulb will prevent this effect, if so desired. Moonstruck is designed by feinedinge, which means “fine things” in German. Continue Reading