Monday, February 13, 2017

DIY: Valentine's prettiest flower arrangement in 3 (easy) steps

I must confess that I'm guilty: I'm a victim of Valentine's day, I love seeing people everywhere being corny, carrying balloons, choosing flowers and simply being happy about this day.

The best thing is that this day is not only for people in relationships but for everybody that want to celebrate the joy of honest and fulfilling friendship, cheers to that!

This week I wanted to create an easy project that could be a nice gift for that special friend that is always there for you, because honestly, nothing says I love you like spending some time crafting something unique for that person specially if manual work is not your biggest strength.

DIY Valentine's Prettiest Flower arrangement

Difficulty: Incredibly Easy  
Time required: 20 minutes
Supplies needed:

  1. A recycled container/box (mine was a body lotion can)
  2. Floral Oasis (cut to fit your container)
  3. Your favorite flowers
  4. Scissors 
  5. A bowl with watter
  6. Optional: Rope

Let's do this:

Step # 1: Let's prepare the container

Start by removing any sticker or label from your container, if yours gets difficult to remove just soak a piece of cotton in acetone and rub it on the sticker.  it will be removed very easily.

As my container used to have body lotion it was already "water-proof" but if you had chosen something like a cardboard box or a wood box then you can just cut a piece of plastic from a plastic bag and place it in the bottom.

Step # 2: Let's soak the oasis

Take your floral oasis and put it in a bowl with water, leave it there for some minutes to let it absorb enough water to keep your flowers fresh.

Once wet place it inside your container, if needed, pour more water on the oasis.

Step # 3: Let's add some roses

Cut your flowers' stems long enough to fit your container, no longer than the width of your oasis:

Now start placing them on the oasis one by one:

I found it easier to do if I placed each rose right next to the previous one to make sure that there were no spaces between them:

This is how it will look once you have placed all the roses (don't you love it?)

Optional: Let's tie some rope

If you want to add an ornamental detail you can tie some rope around, maybe a ribbon, whatever you have in your house:

And voilá, this is the final result!

I really loved doing this, it was incredibly easy and I won't be afraid of floral arrangement crafts anymore.

The best part is that I have my gift ready for one of my closest friends, I hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to know that you'll give it a try to this project, you saw how easy it was to put everything together, you need just a small bouquet of flowers and the container can be a recycled box/can that you probably already have.

Wishing you a great Valentine's week!



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