As you saw in my Thanksgiving tablescape post here, my floral arrangement was a DIY jobbie.
DIY is not only something I love, because it makes me try out new skills and ideas; but also it's often something of a necessity when I can't quite buy what I need for a particular project or photo shoot.
And floral centerpieces or arrangements for me, ALWAYS fall under the 'urgh, I just can't get anything cute 'round here...' category. So DIY is the only available option :)
Depending on the occasion, I just keep it simple with one type of flower like Tulips, anemones or peonies (if I can ever get may hands on them...).
My florists only keep the basic stuff, so I tend to supplement any bouquets with foliage and bits and bobs from my garden.
But if you ain't got a garden, then maybe look around your neighbor's yards (with their consent of course), parks or woodlands for natural decor you can use.
Easy DIY Floral Centerpiece TutorialThe Choice of FlowersI'm by no means a professional florist, but we have to make do with what we've got handy, right?! So for this Thanksgiving floral centerpiece, I grabbed eucalyptus blanches from my garden, and bought cabbage flowers, burgundy daisies and some cute white flowers as fillers - forgot to ask the florist their name, so if you know, pls shout out in the comments ;)The Choice of ColorsThe colors of the blooms I chose were intentional to match my theme (Fall) and table runner colors.Feel free to swap the types of flowers, textures and colors to match YOUR tablescape or event.
The Easy DIY TechniqueThe technique I use (often) is pretty simple, and you can totally use it for any party, season or celebration!
Check out the DIY video below for all the steps.