Hi all! In light of the fact that I have been on a little blogging break, I invited Danielle Hedegus from the website Modernize.com to write a guest post for you today! It’s all about some easy and beautiful Spring centerpieces that you can create yourself! If you have never checked out Modernize.com before, you definitely should, it is a new home design and remodeling website with so much inspiration to be seen! I hope you enjoy!
This one really seemed to linger, didn’t it? It is finally time to soak up some
sunshine, enjoy produce at peak freshness, fire up the grill, and enjoy lazy
days with friends and family. In addition to spring cleaning, I like to upgrade
my home decor to reflect the change in season and to sort of bring the outdoors
inside–minus the bugs! I am so excited to share these beautiful DIY
centerpieces. I hope they inspire you to create your own spring time centerpiece.
the water in your flower vase can help extend the life of your flowers.
Lemon-lime soda works, too but it’s not nearly as pretty. Place your lemon
(limes and oranges work well, too) slices loosely in the water to create a
whimsical look. For a more simple (and I think elegant) presentation, cut
thicker slices, packing them fairly tightly within the vase to surround one or
love them. I also love this beautiful colorful cactus dish. I see beautiful
bowls and shallow trays like this at discount stores all of the time. Now I
finally have an excuse to buy! Cactuses (or cacti, either is correct, I looked
it up!) are very easy to care for, especially if you don’t have much of a green
thumb. This colorful arrangement is so distinctive and if you don’t have time
to frequently update your centerpieces, you should get a lot of mileage out of
this one–until it’s time to transplant!
slightly obsessed with adding fruit to my floral arrangements! Why not, though?
The weather is finally getting nice. Farmer’s markets are open again. Let’s
celebrate all of the fresh fruits and veggies that are finally in season. This
arrangement is super easy, but makes such a bold statement. Simply core the
pineapple and use it as a vase. Check and make sure that it sits level on a
table, especially after you add the weight of the water and the flowers. You
can always make a small cut on the bottom make the surface flush.
it creates a relaxed vibe and signals to my family that shared meals are
special. These picture lanterns, combined with a plain vase or jar and some
simple flowers, would make a beautiful centerpiece. I found the tutorial to
make these on a great blog called Twig & Toadstool. Check it out here. The supplies are very inexpensive–a
glass jam or peanut butter jar will do just fine and you can use your
discretion to create your favorite springtime images. This would be a great
project to work on as a family or with some girlfriends.
sophisticated look (that is VERY affordable), is to use floating candles. All
you need for this centerpiece is three glass vases of varying sizes. I like
these simple squared ones. You can find them almost anywhere now, but they are
usually by the small bamboo plants. Use super glue to secure silk flowers to
one of the rocks that you’ll place at the top of the pile. Vase, rocks,
flowers, candles, done! Easy, simple, and chic.
Blog Be Without Mason Jars?
to buck the trend? Mason jars really are great though–inexpensive and they
conjure up great memories of iced tea and lemonade on warm days and delicious
jams and spicy pickles. Maybe that last one is just me! Anyway, this project is
super easy and looks great. You can choose any color spray paint, but I really
like the gold. Simply spray the jar with a good coat and allow to dry. These
pink carnations look great next to the gold jars.
to hear how they turn out for you!
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