Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

Shane Powers Pressed Botanicals

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Botanicals

This striking craft to showcase pressed flowers or leaves is found in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.   This project couldn’t be easier even though it looks like a million bucks. This is to be expected as the project comes from crafter, designer, and stylist Shane Powers.  Shane has showcased his talents for Vogue Living, West Elm, and Martha Stewart …

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Dried Flower Arrangement

Winter Flower Arrangements

The garden may not be producing a large number of fresh flowers right now but if you took some time in the fall to preserve the ornamental garden by drying flowers and seed heads, you can still make gorgeous arrangements. This photo was sent by a reader who gives dried flower arrangements as hostess gifts. Here is what she had …

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Dyed Blue Mums in arrangement

Flower Rearranging

I’m always grateful when some kind soul brings me a bouquet of flowers. Not simply because of the gesture, but also because I can take apart the bouquet and make many flower RE-arrangements to brighten up my house. Many florist creations are works of art that require nothing but a vase of water and a prominent location in the house. However some, …

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Corn Husk Wrapped Mason Jar Vase

Corn Husk Wrapped Mason Jar Vase

Thanksgiving time is here again! That means delicious food and visiting with loved ones, which in turn means lots of time spent gathered around the dining table. Give your holiday table a touch of elegance by displaying your centerpiece in this simple, rustic, Mason jar vase. All you need for this easy DIY project are corn husks, jute twine, vintage Mason jars, …

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Sun Print Napkins

Sun-Print Napkins

Combining the beauty of nature, the magic of photography, and the softness of textiles to create these sun-print napkins makes for a true blue weekend project.

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Flower Print

Flower Pounding: Printing Fabric with Natural Elements

What better way to preserve the beauty of summer blooms than by pounding them with a rock onto fabric? I know that’s the first thing I think of when looking at a gorgeous flower. “Hey, I think I’ll smash this with a rock.” OK, I may not have naturally come to this idea but when I had the chance to …

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