Spring Market Flowers DIY.

One of the best things about Spring are all of the fresh flowers growing around us. I love having beautiful flowers growing in my yard + around my house so I can clip them and put together a fresh arrangement at a moments notice.

But when they’re not in full bloom or in season just yet then I head to my neighborhood market for some flowers to add that touch of freshness inside. Today I want to share how I turned some plain market tulips into a beautiful centerpiece and tips for you to take an ordinary grocery store bundle of flowers and make them more special.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

Make a Single Color Statement

Sometimes there aren’t too many options at a grocery store or market when it comes to flowers so I always choose to make a big, single statement with my selections. I tend to choose a single color scheme (generally white with greens) and go all in with a single flower. This dedication in mass helps to create a bigger single statement whether you’re going with a “special” flower or more of an every day flower like a carnation - in bulk it just seems more grande.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed
Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

Fill in with Details

When it comes to floral arranging, the world is your oyster, or so they say. The details will make your common, everyday arrangement really sing. Start with your vessel and select a flower + greenery type that will really work well with your assortment.

I found these beautiful vintage collection of milk glass vases at one of my favorite antique stores, and just had to grab them. I loved the simplicity of filling them with the white tulips. The monochromatic look added a unique element to my kitchen and my rule of thumb is that with collections of similar objects you just can’t go wrong. Again, sticking to a theme here will make even a single stem over and over again seem extra special.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed
Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

What are your favorite flowers to decorate with during Spring? Let me know in the comments below!


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DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments.

We had all kinds of holiday traditions growing up and the nostalgia surrounding this time of year always brings me back to my childhood.

The smells of Christmas are one of those things that helps ring in the season, from fresh evergreen to cinnamon spices. We used to love making these classic Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments when we were little and we’d use them to adorn our tree or to add atop a gift package for a little extra decoration.

cookie ingredients / heirloomed

One thing I never realized about these ornaments was just how much cinnamon you use for the recipe! It’s kind of a substitute for flour in this sense so I went with the jumbo tub of it this year so we’d have plenty on hand.

Now remember, these are not edible - just for decoration but they are a fun alternative to make with the kids as a holiday craft when you don’t have to have 8 million more Christmas cookies on-hand to snack on.

cinnamon cookies / heirloomed
cookie dough / heirloomed
cinnamon cookies / heirloomed
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cookie cutters / heirloomed

DIY CINNAMON APPLESAUCE ORNAMENTS :

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • 1 - 1 1/4 cup ground cinnamon

  • 1 tbs ground cloves (if desired)

Start by lining a sheet pan with parchment paper and heating your over to 200 degrees. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, or by hand, combine all ingredients. The dough should be able to form into a ball without being overly sticky. If needed add more cinnamon or applesauce for desired texture.

Sprinkle a clean surface with cinnamon and place dough on top, followed by more cinnamon. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Continue sprinkling cinnamon so that dough doesn’t stick.

Cut dough into desired shapes and place on baking sheet. Be sure to space each shape out far enough so that they do not bake together. Use a skewer end to poke a clean hole in each cookie (to attach string for ornaments) and bake in preheated over for about 1.5 - 2 hours.

ceramic biscuit cutter / heirloomed
cinnamon cookies / heirloomed

I’d love to know if you made these when you were a child? And, if you’re making them now with your family still and keeping the tradition alive! Give us a tag at #HEIRLOOMEDHOLIDAY - love to see how yours came out.


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