All these florals above are your typical Spring flowers (excluding tulips, which aren't quite up-and -adam in my area yet). Most of these are easily found foraging or right in your own back yard
Here are some simple spring arrangements anyone can make, even if you don't have the design eye.
This medium size arrangement is made up of daffodils and hyacinth. All I did here was measure my daffodils so that they sat nicely right on top of the vase rim How?:Move your vase to the edge of your counter, take your daffodils, or other florals, and align them to where you want them to fall on the vase then cut the excess stems to be flush with the bottom of the vase).
Then I did the same thing with the Hyacinth, but made sure that they were taller than the daffodils so that they could poked their little heads out the top.
This small arrangement is made up of mostly Muscari (also known as grape hyacinth) and a few hyacinth. I put them in a little hob knob vase and cut them at slightly varying heights to give a little more dimension.
And lastly, this large arrangement. All this one has are long Forsythia branches cut in varying heights and put in a cute pitcher I got from Jo-Ann's. The only thing you need to know about this one is that you want to make sure you remove any flowers/leaves that may fall below the water line.
Have fun this Spring making flower arrangements for your home and maybe even a friend. Also if you don't have any of these florals in your backyard, head to your local nursery and get some bulbs! Plant them this fall and next spring you will have a garden!
(ps: tulips, muscari, hyacinth and daffodils all multiply each year!!!)
Every once in a while I like to throw in some different things on my blog, but still normally has some kind of floral theme (what can I say, it's my job).
This is a little banner I wiped up for fun.
Here's what you need;
Large stock paper or Index cards
and paint of some kind
Make your pattern, I made my size and shape the way I preferred, but this part is up to you! I went with the traditional bunting pattern.
This step is optional, but I always like to sketch out any and everything I do.
Then start painting! This is another step that you can let the creative juices fly! This is kind of an everyday banner, but you could make one for any occasion or holiday!
Next I waited for my watercolors to dry and wrote some cutesy quotes on them.
I hole punched them and added these cute reinforcement labels from targets Dollar section (they were still there as of 8/9/16).
Then I strung my the flags with my butchers yarn and fastened them to the wall with cute washi tape!
If you make this or ever have in the past I would love to see your banner! Post it on my facebook page!!
It seems so picturesque to grab a bouquet from the local market and carry it home in a cute shopping tote, but once you get them home, you and everyone else can tell they were from the grocery store! Here are some steps to make your bouquet look a little more professional.
First off, you want to pick a bouquet with variety and dimension. I try to stay away from the Mum variety, although pretty, Mums cluster in a way that makes it hard to arrange in a vase. These were leftover Valentines Day flowers on sale woot woot!
Find a vase with a wide mouth so that your flowers have room to spread out and have a nice shape, above are good examples of vases.
Next, remove foliage that falls below water level or even foliage that is wilted or dead.
If there are any clustered greens or flowers, cut them off so you can easily distribute throughout your arrangement. This is where if you chose the Mum variety, you will want to break those up as much as possible.
Next you'll want to trim the flowers so that the bottom of the blooms are just above the top of the vessel, about an inch or so.
Once you have your bouquet in water, you want to almost fluff them and pull certain flowers out to create more dimension.
As I am sure a lot of you out there would agree, Fall is the best time of year. The crisp autumn air, the beautiful changing of leaves, wearing sweaters and boots, apple picking, sipping hot beverages and decorating!! I decorate for every major and minor holiday, it gives me a chance to change things in my home that I may be getting tired of. The best season to decorate for (other than Christmas) is Fall (and yes Fall is a holiday in my book). Fall brings such a feel good, cozy feeling that makes me wish fall could last until January. Here's a peak into my home at my fall inspired décor.
Since I don't have a fireplace with a mantel, this is my faux mantel that I love to decorate! Those paper medallions I made and followed this tutorial!
You can never have too many chalkboards!
I love old and rusty things! This coffee can I found in my grandma's barn makes me so happy. The plaid thermos I found at a flea market last weekend.
This is a garland I made last year, The leaf pattern I found HERE and I free handed the pumpkin bunting. I love making things out of paper! Its cheap and easy and adds so much to a room.
This sweet little sign is from the dollar section at Target! A dear friend got this for me, because as she said "you just don't have enough fall decor!".
This is a wreath I made from an old grape vine wreath from a garage sale I got for $.25! I just added some do-dabs and made the sign by stamping fall themed words and phrases on it.
So I may have a thing for plaid tin! This plaid tin picnic basket I got last weekend at the flea market as well. I just want to take this and my thermos and go on a fall day picnic!
Nothing says fall like Mum's! I can never have too many.
Have a happy time decorating your home for this wonderful season! Cheers!
Are you having Easter at your house this year? Well if so it's just around the corner! Today I would love to share you with you my Easter Table Designs. All you need are some pastel flowers and you can turn any table into a magazine cover! It's simple and the only thing I needed to buy were the flowers, everything else I had laying around (isn't that the best!)
The first table I would call "Farm House Easter". A nice pastel floral arrangement on a wood slab with blue and white china (which has always made me think of a farm house). I also added a simple gray runner.
I'm Kelsey Lee, a 24 year old Michigander, business owner, and lover of all things floral. The Sodus Blossom is my floral design co. that I have started from the ground up. Please feel free to leave a comment & follow along as The Sodus Blossom blooms and grows into something wonderful!