Summer Floral Craft Projects – A Guest Post!

When I was younger, “florist” was one of the things I wanted to be “when I grew up”. I always thought it would be so much fun to work in a shop full of all sorts of gorgeous blooms, and put them together beautifully and in a way that would make lots of people happy! I still mess around with it a little bit here and there, but in the end, I don’t think I have “the gift” to be a florist. Albeit, I’m still very interested in floral arranging.

So when Lauren Fuller contacted me to see if I wanted to share some of her fantastic summer floral craft projects, all the happy flower feelings came to light once more! She’s got some great ideas! Check this out…

Summer weather has arrived and it’s time to brighten up your house with new designs and decorations to make it feel more summery in your space. Making your own summery floral projects is a great way to decorate your home in a cost effective way. You get the fun of first decorating your home with living flowers, and then you can reuse them for summer craft projects to make them last even longer, extending the money you spent on them in the first place.

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Arranging Live Flowers

Before you use your flowers for crafting, make sure to keep them alive and flourishing for as long as you can. You can buy flowers individually at the store and arrange them yourself into nice bouquets or you can go online and order bunches of flowers in less expensive arrangements like these roses from ProFlowers.

Keep flowers flourishing for longer by removing any lower sitting leaves as these will quickly die and can leave bacteria in the water, causing the flowers to die quickly. Make sure to cut the stems at a sharp upwards angle to extend their life and stir into the water any plant food that came with your purchase. If you run out of flower food, you can supplement with sugar.

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DIY Flower Project – Courtesy of Bloominous!

What are your thoughts on fresh flowers?

I happen to adore them. Which is rather amusing, since I’m highly allergic to them. HA! 

I love all things bright and colorful and blooming. The list of trees I want to add to our yard is full of blooms and pollens…and my husband can’t understand why I want to purposely make myself have allergic fits.

I’m not sure I fully understand it myself, but all I know is, there’s nothing that finishes a yard off like a blooming tree with a carpet of blooms underneath. Or that finishes off a dinner like a simple vase filled with fresh flowers on a dining room table. It’s perfection, I tell you. (**Holds back a sneeze**)

Besides that, did you know that tomorrow is actually National Plant a Flower Day?! I kid you not! So when Songhua Hu contacted me to see if I’d like to do a blog post on his company, Bloominous, I was thrilled to comply! 

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Have you heard of Bloominuous? 

I’ve seen references to the company around the land of blogging, but I had never stopped to see exactly what the deal was. Flowers. Great! But Bloominous is so much more than flowers!

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