I don’t know about you, but these days I’m not much of a brick and mortar shopper. I mean, it’s hard for me to justify the time it takes to get all dolled up and then plan a day trip around Atlanta’s rush hour traffic. This is why I am thrilled to find online shopping resources that allow me to order the things I need for my home without all of the “shopping” hassle.
So when the good folks at Afloral offered to send me some of their products to use and share in a blog post, of course, I was happy to explore this “deliver-it-to-my-doorstep” and decorating opportunity.
Here’s what I learned.
5 Tips for Easy DIY Floral Decor
Tip #1: Shop Online
Afloral is a prime resource for all things floral and more. Whether you’re in the market for wedding, entertainment, or home decor, Afloral has got you covered with many kinds of faux flowers and accessories.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Afloral, but all projects and opinions are 100% my own.
Tip #2: Layer Color and Texture
For example, I ordered this preserved boxwood wreath and then made a quick and easy DIY wall hanging by layering the wreath over a grapevine wreath and vintage window panel. It was easy peasy and looks super cute hanging on the wall in my back hall.
Tip #3: Snip Florals to Size
And don’t let the size of the stem hold you back. I ordered a few pussy willow stems that were about 36-inches long when they arrived. A bit of measuring and a few snips later and they easily fit into one of my favorite galvanized containers (also from Afloral).
Tip #4: Go Horizontal
Then, when some of my girlfriends were coming over and I needed a rather large, but flat centerpiece for the table, I used a galvanized tray (from Afloral) and repositioned the pussy willow stems to lay horizontally.
To cozy it up and complete the look, one votive candle was mixed with some ribbon and twine. This way, the ladies were able to talk across the table without obstruction from the centerpiece.
Tip #5: Think Unique
I seldom use containers that are uniquely made to hold centerpieces. This is because I need all of my containers to be multi-functional. And the key, I have found, to making containers be these kind of decorating workhorses is three-fold. I always buy standard sizes, but look for interesting shapes and high quality finishes.
And I also look for ways that the piece itself can be changed. For example, this awesome rustic handle can be removed from this round tray if needed.
Truth be told, this tray sorta got caught as my project tray because the handle made it so easy to carry around. But should the tray need to work double-duty, that fabulous finish –which only gets better with use– will provide a striking contrast to my vintage white tablecloth.
Similarly, if the flatware sorter needs to be used for something other than a centerpiece container, no problem. It’s an easy change-up.
And that’s all there is to it. Five super-easy tips —that are simply a matter of rethinking how stems and containers are put together to create floral decor.
What could be easier? Or more practical?
If you’d like to refer back to these ideas…
If you’d like to shop these products, please click here for the Afloral website.
More DIY Here
If you’d like to see how to make a centerpiece using succulents from Afloral, please
click here for my bloggy friend (Toni) over at Small Home Soul for a fun and informal look.
and click here for my other bloggy friend (Carolann) over at Sassy Townhouse Living for a formal look on the dining room table.