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DIY Floral Arrangements

wpid-wp-1428526837384.jpgSo I have to share this while the spring florals are still available at Dollar Tree. These florals are amazingly beautiful for how cheap they are and I don’t want you to miss it! Please forgive this quickly written post. I really, really, really don’t want you to miss out! So, without further ado, here you go.

I originally made these arrangements for a baby shower coming up and loved them (and the price) so much I used them for a missionary luncheon as well as my home! Anyone can add a pop of color to their home or event with these arrangements and bring a little spring inside for a very affordable price (approximately $4-$8 each depending on the amount of blooms and accents you use). Who doesn’t want that?

wpid-20150330_101013.jpgTo make each one you will need:

1 Queen Rose Bouquet in white

1 bunch Peonies in pink (I ended up buying one in a peachy pink and another in a more white and pink ombre coloring but both will work and look great)

1 rose bouquet in a peachy pink

Feel free to pick up any other florals that have a full bloom and go with the color scheme. I added in a few random florals like white and pink Magnolias and fern leaves to add more variety.

I also picked up floral foam and a glass globe shaped vase and a tall, cylinder shaped vase.

To make these you need to:

1. Cut the stem of each floral to the height needed for your arrangement. You will want a shorter stem (3-4 inches) for the globe shaped vase and a longer stem (7-8 inches) for the cylinder shaped vase.

wpid-20150313_173456.jpg2. Cut your foam to fit in your vase and then place your brightest, biggest bloom in the center about an inch or two higher than the top of the vase. How high you place it depends on how full you want your arrangement to be..the taller the bigger and fuller the arrangement will be. I used my peonies to start. I just love them so much!

wpid-20150313_174003.jpg3. Begin to fill in around that center bloom. I go in circles around the bloom until the arrangement is to the fullness I want and then use smaller blooms to fill in any gaps. Feel free to pull and push at the blooms to get a very organic look to your arrangement.  I also added a few bird embellishments to add interest to some of the arrangements.

wpid-20150313_135111.jpg4. I added in burlap strips into the globe vases and glued burlap around the outside of the cylinder vase to cover the floral foam and add texture to the arrangement.

(you can see the fern leaves I used in this first arrangement)

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(this is one of the centerpieces we made using the floral arrangements for a missions luncheon)

Just as a heads up, for the arrangements in the globes, I had florals left over from each one so I was able to get a few more from the leftover florals since I wanted a lower arrangement height in those.

HERE’S A TIP: Add even more interest to your vase by spray painting it. I added a few arrangement to various Dollar Tree vases I spray painted gold for a pop of metallic color.

wpid-wp-1428526958393.jpgWhat do you think? Let me know how your arrangements turn out and don’t forget to check back soon for more DIY ideas…on a budget of course. And, as always, if you enjoy what you are reading then feel free to follow my blog to get all my latest decorating and money-saving ideas and tips

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DIY Flower Box Flower Arrangement: $11 and 20 minutes

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I have been loving my front door flower box! It is so whimsical and different from the old wreath. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good wreath but it is nice to break up the monotony every once in a while. If you haven’t seen the “How To” on my blog for the front door flower box, let me make it easy for you: https://trendythrifting.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/diy-front-door-flower-box/. I hate to say you must make one, but I am afraid you will never know how much fun they are if you don’t. The decorating options are endless!

After the ivy I had originally put in my newly made flower box took a hit from some extreme heat we have been having, I decided to go bright and floral. But, with said heat, I didn’t want to throw my money away on something that would whither away and die in a week. That would make me so sad! So, I set out to find some quality looking floral pieces for a bargain. Who wants to spend $12 for one stem?!?! I ended up at Wal Mart to pick up a few other things I needed and decided to peruse their floral aisle. To my surprise, I found some nicer quality floral choices at a pretty good deal of $3 a bunch. I chose 2 bunches of full, white florals for $3 each and chose to fill in the space with color with 3 bunches of $1 yellow florals. I also picked up some $1 bunches of white peonies just in case I wanted to use them but I decided not to use them for this project and save them for a later project I had in mind.

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HERE’S A TIP: Choose one large, good quality flower. Spend the extra money on a few bunches of them. Then, fill in the blank space with cheaper bunches that still have a good look to them. This will bring up the quality of your floral arrangement without breaking the bank!

After selecting my florals, I set to work. I removed each individual stem from the bunch. I then bent each floral head forward and took inventory of what I had.

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To prepare the box for the flowers, I placed two foam blocks into the floral box to give the flowers something to anchor into. I purchased these from the Dollar Tree. Score! I placed one whole block in and then sliced up the other block to fill in the gaps.

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Once the box was ready I started placing the florals into my flower box. Starting from the middle top, I worked out and down to create a pyramid of floral heads. As I went, I would measure the length of the floral stems I would need. I would play with each floral, fitting it here and there, trimming a bit here and there, until finding each floral its permanent home. It’s a work as you go project but still only took me about 20 minutes to do! Here’s a picture of what the back looked like so you get a feel for the pyramid shape:

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Work with your florals to make sure there are no blank spaces and the colors are even yet not uniform. You want them to look somewhat natural.

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And done! Told you it wouldn’t take long. And aren’t you super excited about your out of the box, unique, whimsical and super trendy DIY arrangement? Just as a heads up, these floral boxes and arrangements make awesome gifts for new home owners. Let me know how much you love your front door floral box and what florals you decide to use in yours!

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