Part 3 of our ‘Make Summer Special’ series is MAKE and what little D.I.Y project are we suggesting to brighten up your Summer experience?
CREATIVE FLORAL DISPLAYS!
Spring time welcomes back floral decoration from all directions. Our gardens are sprouting, store windows are being adorned with them and often we find it nice to have some sort of bunch residing somewhere in our homes, be it self picked or store bought (or bought by someone else if your lucky!)
But instead of just arranging your Summer time blossoms in any old vase, why not check out a few of these adorable D.I.Y ideas for floral arrangement.
Recycling AND making you home prettier. Using old light bulbs, simply remove the top part of the bulb base. Poke holes in either side of the left over tin and bend a piece of wire over the base and hook it at both sides to the bulb. Fill with water, add your favorite flower and hang from a fixture inside or outside your home.
This display is definitely the easiest of the bunch. All you need is an old mason jar! Tint the jar first if you like by tipping some watered down paint inside and rolling it around till you achieve your desired colour. Wait for it to dry then add water. Screw the lid on and poke a few decent sized holes in it. Insert your flowers into the holes and there you have it!
When I found this Image on Cross Hatchling I could believe how easy this was to do! Simply add 1.5 cups of buttermilk, a few handfuls of moss and one teaspoon of sugar into a blender then wizz it up. Paint on your outdoor garden wall and mist daily until it grows.
I actually got this one off of a wedding craft blog as an idea for a table decoration but decided it would look great around the home as well! Add some stones to the bottom of a vase and top with water. Pick a few flowers, leave a little stem on them and insert them into the water making sure you dig the stem of the base flower into the stones so they don’t just all float to the top. Now float a tea light candle on top of the water and light on special occasions.
Now for my favorite of them all, Terrariums! I got the original D.I.Y lesson for these self sufficient indoor gardens from Free People’s Blog, you can find the full guide herebut here’s the basic version.
Simply choose between succulents or moisture loving plants as they require two different environments to grow in. For the point of this exercise, we’re going to go with succulents as they grow in dry environments so need very little watering. Then you just need your planting materials, rocks, charcoal and soil as well as the terrarium you would like to grow your plants in.
Start with your base level, which can be either rocks, gravel or sand. Add on top a small layer of activated charcoal. Next spread an even layer of soil. Dig little holes in the soil and add your plants. Finish off the look with little stones, ornaments or whatever you like and there you have it! Water lightly here and there and make sure it gets plenty of sun.
Keeping with the theme, my favorite way to display flowers this Summer is going to be on my clothing! Check out some of the pretty little numbers I’m loving at the moment on SurfStitch.
1. Tallow Tukie Flower Full Suit- $139.95
2. Palma Flower Pant- $175.99
3. MinkPink Photo Finish Short- $59.99
4. MinkPink Feeling Blue Frock- $89.99
5. MinkPink Honolulu Dress- $84.99
6. Wrangler Hydrangea Dress- $89.95