Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our First Floral DIY Project!

Over the weekend I had time to experiment with some of the leftover flowers from my trip to the market.  Inspired by some of my previous floral posts from last week, I came up with this little ditty.  I think it's perfect for summer and it's super easy to create!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 3 lemons; if you prefer limes, you'll need 8 to 10 of them
  • 1 mason jar; they sell these for 99 cents at most craft stores
  • 18 inches of your favorite ribbon
  • 1 bunch of your favorite spring/summer flowers; for my example I've used ox eye chrysanthemums
  • tape; floral tape preferred, standard tape will work as well
  • Cut your flowers so they're the right height for the vase; in this example, I've cut them so they stand about 3 to 4 inches above the rim of the vase
  • You'll want to make a diagonal cut at the tips of the stems so they can soak up the maximum amount of water
  • Form a small bouquet by taping stems together; tape halfway between the base of the stems and the start of the blooms
  • Fill one quarter of the mason jar with water
  • Line the sides of the jar with slices of lemon, fill gaps with remaining lemon slices
  • Place bouquet inside of the mason jar; the lemons should be arranged tightly enough that they will secure the base of the bouquet so it doesn't shift
  • Fill remaining three quarters of mason jar with water; water should rise to the rim
  • Tie ribbon around the rim of the jar into a bow shape
  • Enjoy!

This DIY can also be found at:

Potentially Beautiful


  1. Very cute and Springy! Come on over and link up!

  2. Thanks Miss Kitty! Welcome to the blog :)

  3. Oh I like that arrangement a lot!!!

  4. That is so charming. Perfect for a summer party or shower. Lovely!

  5. This is just the lemon and the daisy look combination. They just seem to go together.