DIY Florals

DIY Eucalyptus + Pine Christmas Wreath

DIY Eucalyptus + Pine Christmas Wreath

It’s no exaggeration when I say that it’s always a great day when I get to share the work of longtime friend Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker. Andrea, a massively talented event designer, has contributed loads of incredible cocktail recipes and DIY ideas over the years, including her own truly gorgeous baby shower. Today she’s sharing what has to be the absolute prettiest DIY Christmas wreath I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’m crazy about the mix of seeded and silver dollar …

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

Friends, we are just fifteen days out from Thanksgiving! Totally blowing my mind. (For the record, this also means that in fourteen days our little girl will be celebrating her first birthday, but I’m going to continue to avoid that reality for a few more days.) I’m certainly not the first person to take a pumpkin and shove flowers inside, and you know I’m no stranger to turning fruit into a centerpiece, but I am so excited to share these …

DIY Gold Confetti Glitter Vase

DIY Gold Confetti Glitter Vase

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With holiday entertaining quickly approaching it’s peak for the season, my good friends at Dr. Oetker and I are teaming up today to inspire all of your upcoming Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve festivities with one seriously gorgeous centerpiece! This beauty makes setting the stage for a festive holiday gathering a cinch. Pair this gold confetti vase with the prettiest seasonal …

DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece

DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece

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I keep both a notebook and a very detailed spreadsheet for brainstorming, cataloging and organizing DIY ideas that I’d like to eventually turn into posts. I scribble down ideas as they strike me and also occasionally sit down for longer, more formal brainstorming sessions. And then there are the days you’re about to shoot a batch of posts and you wander into the grocery store to pick up a few last minute props only to be inspired by the bins …

DIY Grocery Store Flower Arrangement

DIY Grocery Store Flower Arrangement

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Friends, you know I love grocery store flowers. They’re affordable, seasonal and readily available whenever you decide you need a few pretty blooms around the house or a need a hostess gift on the fly. That’s definitely why I keep trying to convince you that grocery store flowers are absolutely your best friend. (See evidence here and here.) Today we’re back at it, this time showcasing one of my favorite flowers from the super market and more tips for how to …

DIY Gold Leaf Planters

DIY Gold Leaf Planters

Friends, I am so excited to share this pretty little gem of a DIY tutorial with you today! This is one of my favorites, basically of all time, and I’ve been sitting on it for a few weeks now just itching to show it off. It’s not even a little bit of a secret that I really really love gold leaf. The only thing I can’t figure out is why I don’t use it more often! So as we were …

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

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Friends, I am so excited about today, because this post marks the start of an incredibly exciting collaboration with Valspar where I’ll be working with them to bring you loads of color inspiration, ideas and DIY tutorials throughout all of 2015. I am sincerely really ecstatic about working with them because I personally use their paints frequently …

DIY Ribbon Flower Necklace

DIY Ribbon Flower Necklace

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. I am a grade A, certified lover of all things floral. Turn those blooms into a gorgeous fresh flower necklace made simply in a few minutes with velvet ribbon and, well, I’m crazed. In a totally good way. Today our awesome gal pal Andrea of Gray Harper Event Maker is showing us how to make just such a piece of beauty, with stunning photos from the always awesome Jade and …

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

by Chelsea Costa

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I came across the most incredible flower market. It was floating in the middle of the Amsterdam canals, and the shops there had rows and rows of dried flowers hanging upside down from the ceilings. I thought it was the coolest thing I’d seen in a long time, and I came back home wanting to experiment with upside down flowers! So what better to do than make a floral arrangement that you can …

DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

by Chelsea Costa

Happy Valentine season, lovebirds! Are you celebrating this year? We’ve put together a quick and simple little floral project for you, perfect for whipping up if you’ve got a special date or just want to be a little extra festive. And of course we know that boutonnieres are for fellas, but I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this on my own sweater, scarf, or just my bag. These little DIY succulent boutonnieres are fast and easy, so let’s do it.

Supplies …

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

As promised, we’re officially talking about Valentine’s Day this week! If you’ve been reading for a while then you’ll probably recall that my fondest memories of Valentine’s Day actually revolve around my mom, who always made sure to give us kids some sweet little token of affection each year. I think it’s probably for that reason that I’ve never really gone all crazy over the romantic side of Valentine’s Day and have instead seen it as just a fun excuse …

DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

by Chelsea Costa

In case you can’t already tell, I’m into tiny things right now. I’ve also been trying to think of projects that are simple and cost-effective for the holidays. Sometimes with all of the excess of shopping and sales and the holiday madness, I enjoy keeping things small but beautiful on the DIY front. These little mini holiday wreaths are almost free and can be used to dress up your holiday table, mantle, or just a lonely doorknob. …