Flower Power…Spring Inspiration

A Creative Mint

A Creative Mint

I’m in Charlotte, NC and although you would think that because we’re down south it would be warm and balmy in March, it’s not.  It’s cold and rainy.  On top of that I’m lying in bed recuperating from a cold, drinking Theraflu, blowing my nose and looking at pictures of flowers.  What can I say…flowers make me feel better and on top of that I’ve been blogging about Spring and flowers are one of the best parts about this season.  I thought I would share.  If you’re stuck at home like I am today, browse through the pics and then hit the link above and follow me on Pinterest…lots of photo inspiration there, as well.

Happy Saturday!

A Creative Mint

A Creative Mint

All Things Shabby and Beautiful

All Things Shabby and Beautiful

Jungle Seeds

Jungle Seeds

Kittens and Pitbulls

Kittens and Pitbulls

EarthShots/Graham McPherson

EarthShots/Graham McPherson

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

WonderDecor

WonderDecor

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

7 DIY Spring Centerpieces…

I love the change in the seasons, particularly going from the muted colors of Winter to the bright, fresh colors of Spring.  One of the best ways to bring that feeling into your home is by creating a centerpiece for your table.  Here are a few ideas for you to consider this weekend…

#1.  Robin’s Egg Blue Vase, Yellow Branches

Nicest Things

Nicest Things

One of my FAVORITE color combinations for Spring!  Go to your local craft store for the branches with yellow buds.  Paint a terracotta vase blue (get a small sample size of paint from Lowe’s or Home Depot which should be plenty for this project and cost around $2.50).

#2.  Flower Nest

Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens

The House of Smiths

The House of Smiths

This would be beautiful with live flowers but you could create the same look with DIY flowers made of crepe paper streamers. Dip your eggs in yellow dye and rest on white serving dish or bowl.

#3.  Glass Cylinder and Decorative Paper

Hostess With The Mostess

Hostess With The Mostess

It doesn’t get much easier…take all those glass cylinders you have lying around the house and cover them with beautiful Spring scrap or wrapping paper. Embellish with ribbon.

#4.  Gathered Branches and Pink Flowers

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

On your next long walk (if you don’t take long walks, stop reading this and go take a walk!) gather some branches 🙂  Break out the hot glue gun and pop some pink flowers off a cheap arrangement.  Adhere the flowers blooms to the branches and display in a glass vase.

#5. Egg Cups and Cupcake Paper

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

So fun!  Layer cup cake paper inside an egg cup and fill with Easter candy.

#6. A Little Bit of Everything

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

Glass dishes, flowers, eggs, branches, butterflies…not sure there’s a better way to display Spring.  Nest your eggs in flowers set on glass dishes.  Surround with branches; attach craft butterflies with hot glue.

#7. Mixed Vases and Fresh Flowers

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Arranging a collection of vases in glass and white ceramic allows you to spread one bouquet out to fill a larger space and let’s every flowers and plant take center stage.  Add tea lights around the base for a stunning display.