Spring to me is fresh cut grass, new blooms, and lots of color. The breezy season full of sunshine is only nine days away. Can you believe it? I’ve been packing up my winter wardrobe, cleaning the salt stains off the hardwood, and getting ready for spring in every way that I can. I love having fresh-cut flowers in my house, straight from the garden. It lifts my mood and brings the new season into my home. I got a head start and created an arrangement this weekend that was all things spring: bright and cheery and beautiful.
I wanted to create something that would last for a while, so my first step was hitting up the dried flower store in town. I live in Pittsburgh, and Roxanne’s Dried Flowers had everything I needed. My idea was to create a mixed arrangement of dried and preserved flowers that I could add fresh flowers to weekly.
What You Need:
Cherry Blossom Branch
Natural Baxteri Banksia
The fresh cut flowers and greenery can be swapped out weekly to change things up and add some life to the arrangement. This week, I chose a bundle of tulips, and some vibrant, leafy fillers.
The vase is an old tin bullet canister found at Hot Haute Hot, in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. I was drawn to it being a re-purposed found object, and thought the tall branches would balance out the height of the vase. I’ve been inspired by the use of branches lately, and how they add a feeling of earthiness. When working with branches, feel free to add delicate flowers to compliment the rustic nature of them. I took wire, and wrapped the hopps gold and freesia around them to droop down over the sides.
I went into this arrangement without any experience in floral design, but ended up pretty happy with it. Nature is beautiful, and pretty hard hard to mess up. The options are endless, and you can be creative with every color and placement that you choose. This arrangement speaks spring to me, and I can’t wait to swap fresh blooms and play with it throughout the season.
+ How do you add spring into your house? What flowers inspire you? Let me know in the comments!