I am a firm believer in always having beautiful fresh cut flowers around your house. I like to have them on my desk, kitchen table, bathroom, etc. It's a cheap way to light up and decorate a room. Everyone loves fresh flowers and I have a few tippity tips for you gals on how to put together the perfect Spring bouquet.
I like to use different sized and textured vases. As pictured, the Hendricks Gin bottle is perfect for an entry way or bedroom. It gives some personality and uniqueness to the vase. I have kind of become obsessed with finding unique vases, and if you're ever stuck on a gift idea, a fun vase is always a good way to go.
Ok lets get down to biz.
First off you need to find a good flower place that offers seasonal flowers with a variety. I go to a wholesale place (if any of you babes live in North County, San Diego you MUST hit up Franco's). Finding a wholesale flower shop is great because you can pick from an array of flowers and it's cheap cheap cheap. I bought these 3 beautiful bundles for $12. You can't beat it!
Find your fav flowers and be creative with a vase. I like to spread all the flowers out. One by one, cut each flower stem so all your flowers are even and fit into your vase nicely. Then just start putting them together in your hand. There is no right or wrong way to do this. I try and mix some of the smaller ones in between the bigger flowers and try not to have the same kind right next to each other. Once you have a nice looking bouquet in your hands, put them into your vase and enjoy!!! Most flowers like a cool place with natural sunlight.
Oh and I almost forgot, flower food is a must! If you want your flowers to stay nice and pretty and live past a week, add flower food to your water. It's filled with nutrients for cut flowers and will increase the flowers vase life by 50%. Most florists will give you packets.
XO Melissa ♥
Photography by Ashley Williams
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Heyde is the creator behind the beach inspired lifestyle blog, Mermaid Memos! She's a total beach girl, with a love and passion for health, travel, beauty and overall wellness. She grew up in beautiful San Diego, lived in Hawaii for a couple years and have always been drawn to the beach lifestyle. She believes that life is a balancing act so staying positive and grateful are her key motives for being the best version of herself, each and every day!