Despite what the weather channel is forecasting for Utah at the moment, I’m going to push it out of my mind and focus on the fact that the calendar says that it’s supposed to be Spring. Maybe if I believe hard enough, Mother Nature will get the hint and push some of those warmer temps and sunny days my way. But, until then, I’m going to grab some fresh tulips and display these gorgeous DIY ombre bud vases on my counter. They scream Spring and are oh, so easy to make!
These DIY submerged centerpieces are simple to create and add a wow factor to your events or gatherings. Check out the easy how-to below!
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with having fresh flowers around my house. I tend to find myself picking up fresh bouquets from the grocery store and finding new places to put them all the time. And the same goes for events and get-togethers. I always love having fresh bouquets and arrangements around for everything from a simple girl’s night to an elegant dinner party. If you love the look of fresh flowers, but are a little intimidated to try out your own arrangements, these DIY submerged centerpieces are going to be right up your alley!
Sometimes, the thought of putting together your own floral arrangement or floral centerpiece can be a bit overwhelming and you might not exactly know where to start, but I think that I can confidently go into today’s post and say that this will be the easiest floral centerpiece you guys will ever make. You can’t really mess this up and the end result is simple, yet stunning. These DIY submerged centerpieces are one of my fave (and easy!) ways to dress up a table!
These edible floral chocolate bars are a cinch to make and would be a gorgeous gift idea too! Check out the easy recipe!
Don’t get me wrong. I like flowers, but I LOVE chocolate. I’ll always pick something edible over something that’s going to wilt and die in a few days. BUT, combine the two together and you have a winning combination on your hands! These edible floral chocolate bars are a CINCH to make, are gorgeous (no, really, I am sharing 8 million photos because they are just too pretty), and would make the perfect gift for mom this mother’s day! They’d also be great to gift to a bestie, or honestly, just to make and enjoy yourself! Who really wants to give these away anyway…? Not me!
Of course, I snatched it up and began envisioning all of the things I could do with it.
At the top of my list…? A “bubbling” witches brew Halloween floral arrangement!
I might have even been known to take a trip to the local grocery store to buy myself my very own cake. For no reason. This may have happened on multiple occasions too. (No, I don’t eat the whole cake. And come on, no judgement).
Another one of my favorite things is giving a normally boring store bought cake a pretty little makeover.
We’re now combining cake and a makeover. What is better than that?!
If you need to make a cake for a party, birthday, or get together, I am all for a homemade cake, but sometimes it’s easier and such a time saver to order from your local bakery or grocery store instead. Plus, you have some insurance for if those cake skills of yours end up lacking on the day of the party. 😉
And did you know that you can order a plain white cake (or any color) from the bakery? You don’t have to order one from those party books!
You can dress up a plain cake with a fun topper (like this one I shared here), but it’s just as easy to create a really memorable and gorgeous topper with fresh flowers, like the pros!
Today, I’m going to show you how to create a DIY fresh floral cake topper using only $10 worth of pretty blooms!
No, I don’t want the hubs getting me flowers each week, but I love to have fresh flowers on my table when I have company over or put together a dinner party.
It’s a simple way to bring the outdoors in and make things seem fresh. And not to mention they’re gorgeous. That doesn’t hurt either!
But, there’s only one problem. They’re expensive! They can really put a serious dent in your bank account if you order flowers from the pros for every get-together you have.
So, how do I fix that little problem…?
I make my own arrangements with grocery store flowers!
They are super cheap, easy to find, and you can make arrangements that are a cinch to put together too.
These mini floral arrangements cost me about $5 total to make and they are so cute!
Delicious fruit salad. Duh.
Or these super cute DIY fruit planters. (I think I’d go with the later).
These little cuties are perfect for the warmer temps that have been gracing my zip code, but I think they’d also make a perfect mother’s day gift, filled with all of her favorite flowers. Am I right!?
No joke, my mother has already claimed these as her own, and has been dropping hints left and right, since she first laid eyes on them. So the want is real people!
They are easy to make and oh, so adorable.
Spring is definitely in the air and I can’t say that I’m complaining.
I’ve already noticed the bulbs in my garden springing to life and these beauties that are stocking the grocery floral departments too.
With Easter only a few short weeks away, I wanted to share a SUPER easy way to upgrade those grocery store flowers and turn them into something pretty to bring as a host or hostess gift when you’re invited to brunch (my fave!) or dinner.
All you need are:
- flowers (any variety works)
- wrapping paper that you love
- small gift tag
First, cut your paper into a square. Ensure that you have enough paper to wrap the flowers, but also not too much that it covers your blooms or the bottoms of your stems. (You can make adjustments to your size as you start placing your flowers).
Turn your paper so that it resembles a diamond, with the tip of your paper towards the top. Place your flowers on top of your paper (make sure the stems are dry!) and arrange them so that you have a few varying layers. This can take a few tries before you get it just right.
Gently wrap the middle of the paper around the stems, tucking the inner corner under the stems.
Wrap the twine around the center of the paper wrap. Pull tight and secure with a bow.
Add your gift tag!
A DIY floral wrap is such a quick and easy way to give some fresh flowers even more of a wow factor and impress your host!