Spring Flower DIY Bouquet & Floral Inspiration















With a little free time and inspiration, anyone can create a beautiful DIY spring bouquet.

Step One - DIY Bouquet Supplies

BloomsbytheBox Wildflower Pack - $190.64
You'll need fresh cut flowers & there are quite a few very inexpensive places to purchase them. Your local florist may be a great place to start but you should also consider warehouse stores (BJs, CostCo, Sams Club, etc.) & online flower wholesalers (BloomsbytheBox, FiftyFlowers, etc.) that can save you a lot of money.

To save even more, consider using some of the beautiful flowers in season in the spring including; Narcissus (commonly known as daffodils and available in multiple varieties), Hyacinth, Freesia (red, yellow, or pink with a sweet citrus scent), Iris (available in a multitude of colors), Paper whites, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Pea, Alstromeria, Calla lillies, Cornflower, Delphimium, Gerbera daisies, Lilac, Lillies, Lisianthus, Peonies, Ranunculus, Roses, Snap Dragon, Stock, & Sunflowers.

Seven Honey-Bee Themed D.I.Y. Wedding Ideas & Projects

When I think of summer with all kinds of flowers blooming in Upstate N.Y. I think of the fresh local honey abundantly available at the local farmers markets. I love the idea of using honey and bee themed items in an outdoor wedding.

Idea #1: D.I.Y. Local Honey Jar Wedding Favors
With a little ingenuity and time you can wow your guests with small jars of local honey. You'll need local honey, glass jars, wooden dippers, ribbons, bee or flower charms, and labels.

Important things to know include that the flow of honey doesn't stop on it's own - use a butter knife to cut the flow when the containers are almost full, you do not need to seal or heat treat the jars in any way, and to keep the jars in a dark area so the honey doesn't crystallize. If it does happen to crystallize before the wedding, place the jars in lukewarm water until it becomes runny.

D.I.Y. Wine Bottle Wedding Centerpieces

Upcycled wine bottles make beautiful table centerpieces, and, if you're anything like me, you'll be able to gather quite a few before your wedding.

I found my favorite D.I.Y. wine bottle project on Bellalimento.com. All you'll need are a few wine bottles, some chalkboard paint, and a few inexpensive daisies for an awesome vintage look. I also love the idea of roses in these.

To show guests the table number you can group bottles together, corking one and placing a small card on top. And if you're using chalkboard paint, you can easily write the table number and guests directly onto the bottle.

Dance the Night Away w/these Eight Tips for Wearing Heels

Want to wear a set of pumps to your wedding but you don't want to suffer? Take these eight tips to heart, consider wearing a pair under 4", and you'll be fine.

Six Eco-Friendly Favors to Delight Guests & The Planet

Impress your guests and save the trees by giving your guests a tree to plant. Eco-friendly favors are 'usually' a less expensive option and a gift everyone can feel good about. Here are six great wedding favor ideas to make your friends & the planet happy.

1.) A Tree to Plant - For a refined look add in a cardboard box/insert before wrapping or simply wrap your tree seedlings in burlap bags placing them on the tables/in a wicker basket. To create perfect gift tags search for a craft punch, i.e. "oak leaf craft punch."

2.) Food for the Birds - Even if your guests live in an urban area, they'll appreciate having a bit of bird seed around to lay on the windowsill. Another great option is to cut cardboard into a heart shape, apply peanut butter or corn syrup, coat with birdseed, and hang for guests to grab.