DIY Flower Arrangements

Did you know that life is LEGITIMATELY better when you schedule girl time with your nearest and dearest?

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Every Sunday I hit up my local farmers market to stock up on all sorts of goodies for the week. Any fruits and veggies we need – check! My favorite artisanal hummus and dips, you betcha. And fresh flowers, naturally. One of my best friends happens to live a few blocks from me and she is the QUEEN of flowers. Like she’s one of those people who always has fresh blooms in her house – major goals right there for me. I’d like to be that person one day. She also puts together a killer arrangement so I bribed her with blooms and beverages, Palm Breeze (duh), to give me a lesson the other day.

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First stop – farmers market. We both grabbed a variety of blooms. Kasey went for roses and sunflowers – I went with more of a color motif situation with whites, greens and yellows of all shapes and sizes. It’s spring, so I just went for it.

Second stop – back to the house!  There are only a few things you need to get started. 1: containers. I like low flower arrangements because nothing drives me crazier than when I can’t see someone sitting on the other side of the table from me. You also need tape. Something that I wasn’t aware of. And your flowers. And your beverage of choice! Kasey is a Ruby Red Citrus kinda gal and I opted for the Pineapple Mandarin Orange.

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Apparently HERE IS THE KEY. Wait for it. I’m about the change your floral design life. It’s all about taping off the container in a grid. That way you can carefully place flowers all around and they actually stay where you want them to stay. Like, who knew? Clearly I’ve been living under a rock, but maybe you have been too and I just changed your life. If that’s the case, you’re welcome.

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So once your tape grid is in place, just start popping in flowers left and right and mixing up the sizes so it feels balanced. I’m not going to lie that I was PRETTY impressed by mine, Kasey’s is gorgeous, naturally!

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4 Comments

  1. Hmmm, that grid thing is so simple but I’ve never even considered it. I can do this! And that citrusy drink sounds Maaavalous Daaahling!

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