DIY Teacher Vases

A simple vase of flowers is the perfect way to put a smile on any teachers face.  But to really make that extra impression, why not DIY a school inspired vase.  Inspired by Pinterest, we’ve seen so many varieties of DIY vases, with techniques of filling material between two vases, or wrapping it around the outside of the vase.  A great feature of these vases are that your teacher can use them after for more flowers, or as a pen and pencil holder.

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Here are some ideas for back to school inspired materials:

  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Rulers
  • Numbers & Letters
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • School Inspired Scrapbook Paper
  • Paper Clips

3a91cdc124f977d4fc0e2c5166cc3c31Be sure to fill your vase with bright and cheerful flowers.  Some suggestions include:

  • Sunflowers
  • Gerbera Daises
  • Craspedia
  • Bold Carnations
  • Button Mums
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Fall Wedding Trends

Fall weddings are growing in popularity, with September and October dates often out numbering those in June and July!  But for those a bit skeptical about marking their date in fall, we’re happy to announce that Halloween hues are not a requirement of weddings in this season.  If you’re planning a Fall Wedding, look to these colors and trends for your celebration:
{1} Jewel Tones: Burgundy, deep purples, emerald greens, and sapphire blue.  This color combination looks beautiful with dresses of any deep fall tone, but also pairs well with natural colors.
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{2} Muted Tones: Blush, ivory, and peach are emerging colors for fall.  They also compliment deeper colors like burgundy, forest green, and rust.

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{3} Fall Accents: Skip the orange pumpkins and gourds and go for white and green.  White pumpkins and gourds are all the rage this season.  They look beautiful filled with flowers or displayed with candles and other accent items.  It’s a perfect way to subtly incorporate the beauty of fall on your special day.

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Bouts Off The Beaten Path

As a florist we often see brides willing to express details of what is important in their bouquets adding sentimental value.  But when it comes to the boutonnieres they often seem to be an afterthought.  Think outside the single rose boutonniere box and look for something that will have that extra special touch.

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Consider alternative shapes, non floral add ins, or how your can translate your theme or style into tiny boutonniere form.  Maybe your husband to be has a favorite super hero he wants to adorn on his suit, or possibly you have an inspiration piece like an old skeleton key you have used throughout your event.  Speak with your florist about these details, and they can make a cohesive look to your wedding floral order.

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Recently we designed for a lake house inspired wedding and were provided driftwood yarn and twine.  These elements were present throughout the wedding and the boutonnieres were a statement piece to the overall look.  And who doesn’t enjoy seeing something new and different at weddings?

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Other great alternative items:

  • Fishing lures
  • Golf tees
  • Peacock of other foul feathers
  • Family heirlooms like a special tie tack

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