DIY Flowers :: 5 Tips for Arranging Flowers Like a Florist

Pink roses, calla lilies and alstroemeria

Flowers can add a lot to your tablescape and decor, but ordering several arrangements from a florist can add up quickly. Learning to make your own DIY arrangements is a skill that can be used over and over, which is why I took a few classes over the years to learn some techniques from the pros. Most recently, I took a class with Lisa of Studio … [Read more...]

DIY :: Cupcake Stand Flower Pot {Easter Centerpiece}

Cupcake Stand Flower Pot Centerpiece |

I have a metal wire cupcake stand that sits unused for many months of the year.  I have considered getting rid of it several times, but I'm always happy to have it when I serve cupcakes.  I love the idea of repurposing the stand for other uses, such as a spring centerpiece for Easter.  Use mini flower pots in place of cupcakes and fill the pots … [Read more...]

DIY :: Easter Egg Vase Filler Flower Centerpiece

Easter Egg Vase Filler Flower Centerpiece

Filling a vase with pastel eggs is a simple way to make spring flowers special for Easter.  Start by finding two vessels that nest and leave enough space between them for the eggs.  Use a larger clear glass vase and a smaller glass inside to hold the flowers.  Add water to the flowers only, and fill the outer vase with your vase-filler (the eggs … [Read more...]

DIY :: Fall Flowers {How to Make $35 Flowers Look Like $120}


I love having pretty flowers on the table, but ordering arrangements from a floral shop gets expensive so I started making my own.  I hit a corner flower stand (or two) to pick up my supplies and then arrange them myself.  It's fairly simple and isn't as hard as it looks: About 15 minutes of shopping and 30 minutes of trimming/ arranging.  For the … [Read more...]

Flower Gift Tags {Mother’s Day ideas}


Use leftover gift tags to hang a sweet note on a homemade Mother's Day bouquet.  Write a little note and tie it to one of the flowers in your arrangement for a pretty little detail that mom is sure to appreciate.  Happy Mother's Day! … [Read more...]

Beautiful Buds: Affordable Floral Arrangements


Enliven your table with an arrangement of mini bouquets set in juice glasses or small mugs.  These mini bouquets are adorable and economical: A few bunches of inexpensive spring flowers pepper your entire table.  Pick a few small-budded flowers in similar hues, such as tulips, daisies and daffodils.  Trim the stems short enough so the flowers will … [Read more...]