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.
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.