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.

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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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Spruce up your Store-Bought Garland with Greens from your Yard.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting to pull out my decorations and get the family together to make our home feel like Christmas.

Growing up we always had an artificial tree (thanks Mom) and now being a mom and home keeper myself I totally see why. Nonetheless, I promise to always have a real tree in my home because I truly cannot get enough of the look and smell of fresh fir in my home.

I love to incorporate crazy amounts of greenery in my holiday decor with pops of red here and there, the only problem is sometimes the garland from the store just looks so worn out. So I’m sharing a few tips for sprucing up your store-bought garland with some fresh elements from the great outdoors.

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This week I decided to pull some herbs from my garden to spruce up my greens. It was so easy, cheap and fun to do. I used magnolia, boxwood, rosemary and holly from my yard, taking little clippings here and there of things that are always in season and tend to be more hearty so they’ll last most of the season.

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herbs / heirloomed

Any greenery or herbs growing in your yard would be great for this project, and there are so many others you can pull in like fresh cedar, ligustrum and other non-traditional holiday sprigs that really come alive when paired with your standard strand of garland.

Yet another reason why an herb garden is so useful, far beyond the spring season. My rosemary plants are huge, fragrant and gorgeous all year long here in Georgia and I find so many uses for the springs - from wrapping presents to herbed butter and beyond . There really are so many ways you can use your garden all year long.

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how to spruce up your garden / heirloomed

I cut a few springs from each plant and just wove them into the garland, securing with a little floral wire as needed. It turned the boring, lifeless store-bought garland into a beautiful decoration and really filled out the sash. This project will also get your house smelling great and be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

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holiday garland DIY / heirloomed

Love to know in the comments your favorite ways to use greenery during the holidays.


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