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  • Project and Photos Brittni Mehlhoff

    Impress your guests with a quirky, fun wedding favor that doubles as a unique escort card. These DIY garden stakes, made of metal collar stays, are the perfect match for a pretty potted succulent. Here's how you can make your own.

    Materials:

    Small decorative pots (mine are from here and were painted lilac) Succulents Acrylic paint Paint brush Nameplate flags (make your own with paper and wood skewers) Collar Stays Tape

    Instructions:


    1. Start by taping off a section of each collar stay, being sure to leave enough room to write a table number on it later.


    2. Next, paint the top of each collar stay in a color that matches your wedding colors. Let the paint dry completely before adding a second coat and/or flipping over to paint the opposite side.


    3. Once dry, use a permanent marker to write the table numbers on each collar stay, as shown. You can write the table number out as a word or keep it simple.


    4. Now it's time to pot the succulents in the decorative containers.


    5. Then add the collar stay garden stakes, along with some longer nameplate flags with each guest name, to each potted plant. 

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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Alisandra Photography     Add a bohemian edge to your bridal look with this gorgeous DIY floral crown!     Ingredients: Jasmine Vine Ranunculus Black Scabiosa Floral Tape Scissors  How To:     Step One: Cut the stems of the flowers to the desired length, you need about ½ stem to work with.         Step Two: Take a piece of the jasmine vine and with the floral tape, begin taping the flowers to the vine. In between taping, try the flower crown on to see how it looks and where you need to place the flowers. Once you have the desired look and feel you are going for, you’re done!     All Finished! If you like, you can make this the night before the wedding and place it in the refrigerator.
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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    This festive wreath is the perfect addition to an autumn wedding! 

    Ingredients:

    Grapevine wreath (purchase at local craft store) Bittersweet Grevillea or any type of flowering plant, you could also use rose hips Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: I started the design process at the base of the wreath by inserting stems of the grevillea into the wreath. You don’t need to wire it on the wreath. Being that we are using a grapevine wreath, the stems will stay in place by forcing them within the wreath.

    Step Two: Continue this process until you are satisfied with the look you are going for.  I placed the grevillea on the bottom and the sides.

    Step Three: Now it’s time to add the bittersweet! Cut the bittersweet into smaller stems and begin filling in the wreath. You can add as much as you like to get the look that you desire. 

    There you have it! So perfect and for a fall wedding and for your home!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    With its rich texture and deep, bold hues, this centerpiece is the perfect addition to your autumn wedding tablescape!

    Ingredients:

    Vase of your choice Ranunculus Dahlias Pansies Coleus Waterproof Floral Tape  Scissors 

    How To:

    Always give the stems of the flowers a cut and put them in clear water for about two hours before you begin making the arrangement. When designing, make sure the leaves on the stems are not inserted in the water inside the vessel.

    Step 1: Make a grid across the opening of the vase with the floral tape.

    Step 2: Outline the perimeter of the vase with the coleus.

    Step 3: Add the dahlias.  Make certain you add them in all around so they will be seen from all angles.

    Step 4: Add the ranunculus.

    Step 5: Add the pansies and you are all done!

    Enjoy!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

    Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table!

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: Always begin with processing your flowers once you get them home. Give the stems a fresh cut at an angel and place the flowers in clean water. Start the design with the seed eucalyptus. You’ll want it to hang over the mug, (you may have to place a strip of tape across the top of the mug in order to hold the seeded eucalyptus in place.

    Step Two: Next place the ranunculus in the design. The ranunculus is the “featured flower”. Make certain it is placed in the center and near the front of the design.

    Step Three: Now add the remaining flowers and there you have it!

    So perfect for your wedding or for your home if you are hosting a dinner party!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Celebrate a seasonal wedding with this festive DIY centerpiece idea, that involves combining a rosemary tree with fresh flowers that will look great longer than you may think. 

    Want to make your own? Here’s how…

    Materials:

    rosemary tree fresh flowers (mostly reds, burgundies and deep pinks) - I used ranunculus, tulips, hypericum berries, sahara sunset, and brunia berry. scissors water tubes decorative paper  ribbon

    How To:

    1. Start by cutting out a square from a large piece of decorative paper that is large enough to cover all sides of the plastic starter planter.

    2. Then fold the corners upward and then the surrounding sides until the container is covered. Add a ribbon to secure the paper around the container.

    3. Next, fill a tube with water and put the rubbery cap on. Then add one flower stem, after you’ve cut it down to size. You’ll want roughly 1-2 inches of the stem poking out of the top of the tube.

    4. Then, stick the tube into the rosemary tree, hiding the tube, so you can only see the flower.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the rosemary tree is covered in flowers.

    Now you have a beautiful holiday centerpiece, perfect for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or holiday party.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    A dressed up mantelpiece is the perfect addition to a cozy winter wedding!

    Ingredients:

    Assorted vases of different heights and textures Flowers: Amaryllis – 6 stems Carnations – 12 stems Roses – 10 stems Greenery Ornaments

    How To: 

    Decide what flowers will look best in the assorted vessels. Cut the flowers to fit the vessels.

    Place the greenery on the mantel and align the mantel with the flower filled vessels.

    Add the ornaments in the clear vases and add a few ornaments loosely on the mantel to complete the look.

    Perfect for your holiday décor and also perfect for a mantel at a wedding! Make sure you select the flowers and vessels that are cohesive with the look you’re going for.

     

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    With this DIY, I wanted to show how you can take a simple floral centerpiece and transform it into a pretty floral bouquet or vice versa.

    Ingredients:

    Parrot Tulips – 1 bunch from Whole Foods Camellia (I foraged from my backyard) Ribbon Floral Tape Scissors

    How To: 

    Simply start by gathering the stems from the camellia bush and intertwine the stems of the parrot tulips.  Keep the look simple and loose, just as if you picked the flowers right from the garden.

    Tape the stems with the floral tape.

    Add the ribbon of your choice and there you have it! Super Easy and remember you can design with the flowers of your choice!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Love by Serena

    This centerpiece is perfect for the Valentine’s day dinner table or a fun display to have at your wedding.

     

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Tulips Peonies Ranunculus Anemones Seeded Eucalyptus Scissors

    Cut the stems of seeded eucalyptus to fit the vessel and fill each container with the seeded eucalyptus.

    Next add your main flowers in the mug.

    I made each mug unique with the flowers. All ranunculus in one, a mix of ranunculus and peonies in one, the anemones in another and note how the black center of the anemone complements the letter on the mug, and for the last mug, I used the tulips with the ranunculus letting the tulips “spill” out the cup.

    There you have it!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add a bright, modern pop to your tabletops with this ombre arrangement!

    Ingredients:

    10-15 stems of pink, white, red ranunculus Vessel Floral Tape

    How To:

    First make a grid for the vessel with the floral tape, this will give you 3 sections across the top of the vessel.

    Cut the stems of the ranunculus to fit the container, you want the stems flowers to peek over the top of the container.  In the first section of the grid, place all the white ranunculus, next the pink and then the red.

    There you have it!

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  • Project and Photos Brittni Mehlhoff

    Impress your guests with a quirky, fun wedding favor that doubles as a unique escort card. These DIY garden stakes, made of metal collar stays, are the perfect match for a pretty potted succulent. Here's how you can make your own.

    Materials:

    Small decorative pots (mine are from here and were painted lilac) Succulents Acrylic paint Paint brush Nameplate flags (make your own with paper and wood skewers) Collar Stays Tape

    Instructions:


    1. Start by taping off a section of each collar stay, being sure to leave enough room to write a table number on it later.


    2. Next, paint the top of each collar stay in a color that matches your wedding colors. Let the paint dry completely before adding a second coat and/or flipping over to paint the opposite side.


    3. Once dry, use a permanent marker to write the table numbers on each collar stay, as shown. You can write the table number out as a word or keep it simple.


    4. Now it's time to pot the succulents in the decorative containers.


    5. Then add the collar stay garden stakes, along with some longer nameplate flags with each guest name, to each potted plant. 

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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Alisandra Photography     Add a bohemian edge to your bridal look with this gorgeous DIY floral crown!     Ingredients: Jasmine Vine Ranunculus Black Scabiosa Floral Tape Scissors  How To:     Step One: Cut the stems of the flowers to the desired length, you need about ½ stem to work with.         Step Two: Take a piece of the jasmine vine and with the floral tape, begin taping the flowers to the vine. In between taping, try the flower crown on to see how it looks and where you need to place the flowers. Once you have the desired look and feel you are going for, you’re done!     All Finished! If you like, you can make this the night before the wedding and place it in the refrigerator.
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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    This festive wreath is the perfect addition to an autumn wedding! 

    Ingredients:

    Grapevine wreath (purchase at local craft store) Bittersweet Grevillea or any type of flowering plant, you could also use rose hips Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: I started the design process at the base of the wreath by inserting stems of the grevillea into the wreath. You don’t need to wire it on the wreath. Being that we are using a grapevine wreath, the stems will stay in place by forcing them within the wreath.

    Step Two: Continue this process until you are satisfied with the look you are going for.  I placed the grevillea on the bottom and the sides.

    Step Three: Now it’s time to add the bittersweet! Cut the bittersweet into smaller stems and begin filling in the wreath. You can add as much as you like to get the look that you desire. 

    There you have it! So perfect and for a fall wedding and for your home!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    With its rich texture and deep, bold hues, this centerpiece is the perfect addition to your autumn wedding tablescape!

    Ingredients:

    Vase of your choice Ranunculus Dahlias Pansies Coleus Waterproof Floral Tape  Scissors 

    How To:

    Always give the stems of the flowers a cut and put them in clear water for about two hours before you begin making the arrangement. When designing, make sure the leaves on the stems are not inserted in the water inside the vessel.

    Step 1: Make a grid across the opening of the vase with the floral tape.

    Step 2: Outline the perimeter of the vase with the coleus.

    Step 3: Add the dahlias.  Make certain you add them in all around so they will be seen from all angles.

    Step 4: Add the ranunculus.

    Step 5: Add the pansies and you are all done!

    Enjoy!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

    Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table!

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors

    How To: 

    Step One: Always begin with processing your flowers once you get them home. Give the stems a fresh cut at an angel and place the flowers in clean water. Start the design with the seed eucalyptus. You’ll want it to hang over the mug, (you may have to place a strip of tape across the top of the mug in order to hold the seeded eucalyptus in place.

    Step Two: Next place the ranunculus in the design. The ranunculus is the “featured flower”. Make certain it is placed in the center and near the front of the design.

    Step Three: Now add the remaining flowers and there you have it!

    So perfect for your wedding or for your home if you are hosting a dinner party!

    2
  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Celebrate a seasonal wedding with this festive DIY centerpiece idea, that involves combining a rosemary tree with fresh flowers that will look great longer than you may think. 

    Want to make your own? Here’s how…

    Materials:

    rosemary tree fresh flowers (mostly reds, burgundies and deep pinks) - I used ranunculus, tulips, hypericum berries, sahara sunset, and brunia berry. scissors water tubes decorative paper  ribbon

    How To:

    1. Start by cutting out a square from a large piece of decorative paper that is large enough to cover all sides of the plastic starter planter.

    2. Then fold the corners upward and then the surrounding sides until the container is covered. Add a ribbon to secure the paper around the container.

    3. Next, fill a tube with water and put the rubbery cap on. Then add one flower stem, after you’ve cut it down to size. You’ll want roughly 1-2 inches of the stem poking out of the top of the tube.

    4. Then, stick the tube into the rosemary tree, hiding the tube, so you can only see the flower.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the rosemary tree is covered in flowers.

    Now you have a beautiful holiday centerpiece, perfect for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or holiday party.

    1
  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    A dressed up mantelpiece is the perfect addition to a cozy winter wedding!

    Ingredients:

    Assorted vases of different heights and textures Flowers: Amaryllis – 6 stems Carnations – 12 stems Roses – 10 stems Greenery Ornaments

    How To: 

    Decide what flowers will look best in the assorted vessels. Cut the flowers to fit the vessels.

    Place the greenery on the mantel and align the mantel with the flower filled vessels.

    Add the ornaments in the clear vases and add a few ornaments loosely on the mantel to complete the look.

    Perfect for your holiday décor and also perfect for a mantel at a wedding! Make sure you select the flowers and vessels that are cohesive with the look you’re going for.

     

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    With this DIY, I wanted to show how you can take a simple floral centerpiece and transform it into a pretty floral bouquet or vice versa.

    Ingredients:

    Parrot Tulips – 1 bunch from Whole Foods Camellia (I foraged from my backyard) Ribbon Floral Tape Scissors

    How To: 

    Simply start by gathering the stems from the camellia bush and intertwine the stems of the parrot tulips.  Keep the look simple and loose, just as if you picked the flowers right from the garden.

    Tape the stems with the floral tape.

    Add the ribbon of your choice and there you have it! Super Easy and remember you can design with the flowers of your choice!

    0
  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Love by Serena

    This centerpiece is perfect for the Valentine’s day dinner table or a fun display to have at your wedding.

     

    Ingredients:

    Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Tulips Peonies Ranunculus Anemones Seeded Eucalyptus Scissors

    Cut the stems of seeded eucalyptus to fit the vessel and fill each container with the seeded eucalyptus.

    Next add your main flowers in the mug.

    I made each mug unique with the flowers. All ranunculus in one, a mix of ranunculus and peonies in one, the anemones in another and note how the black center of the anemone complements the letter on the mug, and for the last mug, I used the tulips with the ranunculus letting the tulips “spill” out the cup.

    There you have it!

    2
  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add a bright, modern pop to your tabletops with this ombre arrangement!

    Ingredients:

    10-15 stems of pink, white, red ranunculus Vessel Floral Tape

    How To:

    First make a grid for the vessel with the floral tape, this will give you 3 sections across the top of the vessel.

    Cut the stems of the ranunculus to fit the container, you want the stems flowers to peek over the top of the container.  In the first section of the grid, place all the white ranunculus, next the pink and then the red.

    There you have it!

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