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From flower gift boxes to Champagne flutes, here’s a few decorating ideas to make the holidays shine!
One very good reason to be thankful during the holidays is being able to spend time with family and friends. And now that many of our celebrations can be in person this year, we are even more thrilled when loved ones can stay for more than just the evening. One way to show thanks to guests who have come from near and far is with these perfect take-home gifts.
Oh how we love an autumn wedding. The weather, the lighting, the smell in the air is just right. And so is the array of flowers that can be put to work.
Rather than having your little one gift their teacher—whether for back to school, holidays or just because—with the typical apple or even a bunch of flowers, have them help create a meaningful piece that will definitely earn a place of distinction on the teacher’s desk.
Flower arranging is as scientific as it is artistic—and like any scientist or artist, a budding floral stylist needs an expert set of tools to do the job just right.
Flowers make strong statements in many ways, from the distinct shape of their petals to their lingering fragrance to their bold and bright colors. It’s almost counterintuitive, then, how fleeting some of these delicate blooms can be. Still, caring for them properly can go a long way toward making them long (or longer) lasting.
From Zoom meetings to planning family menus to girls night out (in person or virtual), your days, your weeks, your months sail away with little to no me-time in the mix. Good thing that August is tagged as national wellness month to kick into gear getting all-so-important self-care on the agenda.
Flower crowns are at once fashion statements and festive accessories. They are also a quintessential DIY project to do for yourself, with friends, with little ones or for others. What kind of engagement is respectable to wear a flower crown? There are no royal rules here—wear one to a dinner party, to a beach date, at a concert or, of course, during spring festival season—you’ve got almost a year to practice for that!
Long-lasting flowers are some of our favorite things, but sometimes good things must come to an end. But maybe not quite so soon. Waxing flowers is a perfect way to preserve these beautiful petals to make them last a little bit longer (up to a week) and is also a fun project to take on.
Up your gift-giving factor with wrapping that’s worthy of the thoughtful contents inside. This simple DIY adds a floral touch that transforms store bought paper and ribbon and almost makes the packaging look too good to open—almost.
Whether your DIY endeavors are for home decor, gifts, the garden or other, fashioning these projects are not only good for your creative soul but also for your overall health and wellness. Throw flowers into the mix and the benefits to your mind and body are exponential.
Like so many moments and occasions this year (and last), Mother’s Day is looking a little different. Yet we still want to take the day to pause and pay homage to those women in our lives who have nurtured and cared for us, been someone we can look up to, admire and model our own lives after, someone whose love is unconditional.