14 DIY Flower Crafts for Weddings or Spring

Spring is in the air! The days are warming little by little and the showers are preparing the May flowers. In the meantime, why not brighten your days with some pretty floral crafts? From paper to felt to napkins to pineapple, we have just the right flowery craft for you!This gorgeous centerpiece is created with several styles of paper flowers (all tutorials and patterns provided for free!) and arranged into a lovely setting. Perfect for any event - garden party, wedding, or your springtime kitchen table! Watercolor Paper Flower Centerpiece - Heart of Light          This paper orchid is absolutely stunning. It's not nearly as complicated as you might expect, and it is certain to impress your guests and friends! How To Make A Paper Orchid - ElliThese simple felt flower puffs … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Centerpiece

With Mothers Day coming up in a few weeks I wanted to make something simple and pretty. I love flowers and consider them a must for my Mother's Day each year.  Honestly what woman doesn't love fresh flowers in their home?To do this easy Mother's Day craft, you'll need the following supplies:Mason Jars- as many or few as you want to use. I chose 16oz. wide-mouth canning jars. Twine Construction paper Letter Stickers (hand writing is a fun way to make this craft more personal) Fresh Flowers Decorative Tray Hole Punch ScissorsJust below the beveling of the jar, wrap the twine around the neck. In the above picture, I found 5 times to be sufficient; but wrap yours as many as you want.  Don't forget to leave extra twine to tie the tags.Cut out three rectangles … [Read more...]

7 Incredibly Creative Flower Gardens

Those April showers did their trick! May flowers are blooming everywhere. Now that the weather is warmer, we're going to be seeing color blossoms on trees, bushes, and in garden beds.Need a little inspiration to bring some of this color to your own garden or yard? We've got some gorgeous eye candy in the form of creative flower gardens for you that will do just that!Flowers spilling out of flower pot by Interior Holic. Gorgeous, huh? The link has a tutorial as well, so you can have the look yourself.Mossy and flowery chair by Oscar Mora. This is magical; would look lovely tucked into a glower bed or under a weeping willow tree. Wooden chair recycled as planter from FittoGarden's Flickr. Could this be more adorable? Could work with almost any type of wooden chair. [sc:adsense … [Read more...]

Planting the Color of The Year – Radiant Orchid Plants in Your Garden

The color of the year, chosen by Pantone, is Radiant Orchid. It's a bright purply-pink color and it's a huge hit in home decor accents and fun office accessories all over the place. But if you want to GROW something in your garden or home landscaping that features the color of the year can you?  The answer is yes! See some of my favorite plants that will bring the radiant color of the year to your outdoor spaces.Hatsuzakura Tulips from ColorblendsOh I adore these gorgeous tulips by Colorblends. Plant bulbs in the fall when the leaves start turning colors for gorgeous blooms in the following spring.Lavender Bloom-a-Thon Azaleas by Proven WinnersThese Azaleas are reblooming azaleas so they are shade-loving, evergreen shrubs that flower at least twice a year with … [Read more...]

4 Creative Photo Ideas for the Summer Months

Do you need some new photography ideas for the hot Summer months? Below are four photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you improve your photography skills: Flower Portraits Your local farmers market or floral store should provide a nice variety of blooms and foliage to use  in your photography shoot. Whenever possible, use natural light and white poster board or aluminum foil as an inexpensive reflector for shadows. Keep your background clutter-free and use a tripod, remote release and low ISO for the best floral photos. Focused Perspective Focused perspective is a fun technique that “tricks” the viewer into believing that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. All you need to take a forced perspective photo is a camera, creativity, a willing … [Read more...]

6 Scent-Sational Things To Do With Lavender Flowers

Even if you aren't lucky enough to have a garden bursting with lavender flowers, you might be able to find it at a local gardening store, or perhaps even the flower section of your favorite grocer. Alternatively, you can likely find lavender bunches at a farmer's market, florist, or organic gift shop.What to do with all of those lovely smelling, purple flowers to hold onto that fragrance for as long as possible?Perhaps make lavender essential oil (technically an extract), as shown in this tutorial by Condo Blues. Use it in natural cleaners, recipes, or bath products from there.Have some organic lavender? Try this mouth-watering lavender and onion side dish. From Veggie Belly.Thrifty moisturizing bath soak recipe...looks divine. Tutorial by Sweetwater Style.Let's not … [Read more...]