I love decorating with fresh flowers, but I don’t always like having to buy them. Here’s a fun DIY to create a pretty floral arrangement made of flowers found right outside your doorstep!
This is my neighborhood park and often the lawn is speckled with the most beautiful flowers…
- Flowers – You can pick flowers fallen on the ground, or take small snips from your garden. A good tip is to store the flowers in the fridge until you are ready to place them in water.
- Washi Tape (found in craft or scrap-booking stores) – You can also use clear tape, but check what you buy: most adhesive tape is made from synthetic acetate and petroleum byproducts that aren’t biodegradable or recyclable. For many projects, I like the decorative Washi Tapes because it looks pretty & more importantly I like that it is reusable, biodegradable and made of renewable resources!
- Chosen container – Have a look around your house and see if you can find something fun and unexpected!
- Water – straight from the tap is perfect.
You’re ready to start!
- Fill your container with water making sure that the flowers will be able to reach in for a drink.
- Sprinkle some sugar in the water, this acts as a nutrient to keep your flowers fresher for longer. TIP: you can also add a splash of vinegar, to ward off bacteria and to help keep your flowers from wilting.
- Lay down the Washi tape to create your grid. Place your flowers in the gaps, to hold them in place. I like how the pattern from the Washi tape pokes through underneath the flowers!
- Depending on your container and your flowers, play around with how you lay them out. I found that it was best to put two flowers into one hole, to get a fuller look. See what works best for you.
Soon you’ll have created your very own floral arrangement!
p.s. I had to share this! Here is my little Meabh helping me with this project!
One more thing: you may notice that I will be doing a lot more DIY’s here and the reason is:
I truly believe that making your own things, is one of the simplest (and most fun) ways to be eco-friendly!
Let me know what you think!