It's no secret that fresh flowers can brighten anyone's day. A custom arrangement is even better! Save those dollar bills and delve into your creative side with inspiration from one of these 10 DIY bouquets and arrangements made from flowers straight from the grocery store!
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.
Spring. Color. Coasters. In that order. These fabulous floral coasters are easy to make and are perfect for your next brunch party! Can you tell what they're made of?
Cloth napkins are just waiting to be blossomed into flowers, and with spring, Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought a round up might be in order! All entrants include links to tutorials...of course.
On a recent visit to on-demand clothing and home goods store Anthropologie, Megan spied the stylized faux flowers above.
"How did they make these?" she, like any good DIYer wondered.
So, she looked closer. And the unexpected material emerged in an a-ha!-now-I-can-totally-make-these moment of delight. Can you guess what they're made from?
A few weeks ago, these brilliant wine bottle vases designed by Erik Anderson made their way around the craft and style web world. But this time of year, we're not apt to spending much time outside, and then wind isn't apt to let you keep 'em lit.
Centsational Girl was inspired to try her hand at making felt poinsettia pillows this holiday season. The outcome is gorgeous! And although they might not look like it, Centsational Girl assures us that they are quite easy to make. Supplies to make one 14" to 18" pillow include the following:
This cute little flower lamp, new from Fred & Friends, can be clipped anywhere you want to bloom a little light. It comes in tickled pink, vibrant green and classic ivory, each with a 40 watt chandelier bulb pistil.
Oh, the design ingenuity of the gifted and talented! Made from glued and what looks like stitched together toothpicks, the stamen light is one of the bendable organic designs of daisuke hiraiwg that was shown in the british section of the ICFF this past week. This talented Tokyo born designer uses humble materials to form organic expressions.
According to Puxatony Phil, and that other one, we still have quite a few weeks until everyone's favorite and tastiest weed pops up in parks and front yards. So, until then, you can make a way more adorable, but less edible, version with this fine tutorial from Echoes of A Dream.
Is a gigantic box of Godiva chocolates and a dozen roses not in the budget this Valentine’s Day? Then how about making this very easy, one-piece-of-paper pop-up flower card for your sweetie?
Shelly at Paper Forest shares her technique for making these glorious pop-up garden greeting cards. Just follow her link to a PDF, which includes the cutting pattern, a list of materials, and hints and directions. Image courtesy of Paper Forest.
Know that little packet of additives that come with arranged flower bouquets? Apparently, it's just a little sugar,
That's it. The bleach sounds scary to me too, but I'm imagining the chlorine keeps out the...
While you're waiting for your real annuals to bloom, bring those nasty plasties and a hot glue gun outside and make these clever recycled flowers.
1. Plastic bags
2. Mini glue gun with multiple heat settings
4. Dry Erase Marker
1. Cut the bag open. Then create multiple petals from the plastic
2. Use the glue gun to seal and crease the edges.
For full instructions, head over to Instructables.
"Though the number of flowers you’ll need depends on how long you want your garlands to be, gather up at least a couple dozen blooms, as well as a needle and thread. Carnations are a good choice because they’re sturdy (and affordable!), but any locally available, not-too-delicate flowers...
These simple, graceful blooms are a cinch to make, and will last as long as you please. Just be sure to give them to someone who matters.
- 30 cm of ribbon
- Needle and thread
- Thick wire
- Green florist tape
- Glue gun
Tampon art continues....but unlike this amazing chandelier, this flower bouquet is actually DIYable.
- Playtex tampons (or similar brand like Rely or Always)
- Rit fabric dye (fuschia)
- Hot glue gun
- Green florist’s wire
- Tampax tampons
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Spray-on acrylic sealant
Give it a try....they'll never wilt. :)
This super simple how-to will take you about five minutes to assemble and requires minimal supplies!
What you need:
- 8 or so small, empty baby food jars
- 3 stems of white daisy chrysanthemums–or blossoms/greenery of your choice
- 1 large pillar candle
- 1 large charger plate–or something equally round and plate-like
- Decorative stones or marbles
- A pair of clippers or sharp scissors
- Floral preservative, optional
What you do:
First, fill the cleaned baby food...
Scrap hardwood and power saw
Wooden craft blocks
Spade bit, matching the size of the test tube
Electric drill or drill press
Wood stain, or finishing oil, paste wax, etc
1. Obtain the test tubes. Ask friends or...