The Pin Junkie: Decorating for Spring with Flowers

Decorating for Spring with Flowers

Decorating with flowers
Decorating Spring Flowers
 
Spring is officially here, and I'm so glad to see sings of it everywhere I look!  I'd like to show you how to decorate for spring with fresh flowers.  You don't need to spend a lot of money at a florist.  You just need a good selection of flowers and some imagination.

I like to get my flowers at Trader Joe's.  They have a great selection at cheapo prices.  I made all of these arrangements with only three bouquets of flowers which cost less than $20.00!  I also like to use a variety of objects, not just vases, to hold the flowers.

How about using a tea pot?

Decorating Spring Flowers
Milk bottles in a vintage milk crate are another unique way to display flowers.

Decorating Spring Flowers
Sometimes I don't mind using a vase when I can find a really pretty or unusual one.  I love shopping at thrift stores and I couldn't pass up this pretty little vase for 99 cents!


I love how elegant just one really pretty flower looks in it.

Decorating Spring Flowers
 
How about mixing tulips and daisies?  This arrangement is perfect for spring!

Decorating Spring Flowers
Even items that you don't think will work, might still make a good arrangement.  I really like this ceramic berry basket, but it's very wide, shallow, and won't hold water.  It doesn't seem like it would work well for arranging flowers does it?


I found a great way to fix that!  I used a clear glass bowl that fit inside the berry basket.  Then, I used tape to make a grid pattern across the top of the bowl.  The grid pattern will hold the flowers in place. 




Since the bowl is small and shallow, I cut the stems of the flowers short.  (Arranging them OCD style is optional!)


Poke the flower stems through the holes in the grid you made with the tape.


Keep adding more flowers until you have a nice full arrangement.

Decorating Spring Flowers

I hope this gives you some ideas for using inexpensive supermarket flowers to create a really beautiful flower arrangement. 

Happy Spring!

Decorating Spring Flowers

74 comments:

  1. So cute, my favorite is the ceramic berry box! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday. Take care, Laura

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    1. I saw the ceramic berry box at Kohl's and had to have it even though I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. So glad I got it!

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  2. Love this post! I will be making my desk at work a lil more like me... and this gave me a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!! Will link a pic of my flower decoration!

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  3. I love decorating with flowers! Now if only I can keep them alive! lol
    Found you from Made in a Day's Blog Hop!

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  4. Love all of your ideas! I love fresh flowers and their wonderful smell. Visiting from Clean & Scentsible. Rita @ pinkpolkadotcreations.com

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  5. How innovative. These flowers are beautiful. Pinned a few. This will be featured on next week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop for sure (thanks for sharing it this week but there is so much to see we have to give it a special place).

    Enjoy!
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

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  6. How sweet are these? My daughter has that milk carrier and milk bottles, too. Must tell her about this. Thanks so much. Linda

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    1. I found the milk carrier and bottles while shopping with my mother in law. I really didn't know what I was going to do with it, but really liked it. I hope I can find more uses for it!

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  7. The flowers are adorable in the tea pot! Love it!

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  8. Love the ceramic berry box! Don't forget to link up if you haven't! Hope your having a great week! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  9. Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing them on Monday Funday!

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  10. Lovely ideas to use as vases. Nothing beats a few fresh flowers.

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  11. Love this post. So many pretty ideas111 I hope you will share at The CSI Project this week! You can link up until tomorrow. The challenge is Gardens and Flowers. Any flowers that you made or planted. These are perfect. Come on over!!!

    www.thecsiproject.com

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I linked up!

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  12. I never know how to arrange flowers. Thank you for the awesome ideas!

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  13. So fun! I love fresh flowers! Party at my place if u feel like sharing!

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  14. love all of them...thank you for sharing...xo

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  15. Simply lovely!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you back next week! :)

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  16. Lovely! flowers looks so beautiful in the teapot and the berry container :) I can't wait to try this :)

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  17. Nothing says spring like beautiful flowers.... so lovely! Thank you for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  18. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com


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  19. Love the teapot and berry basket arrangements! Spring flowers are so uplifting.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  20. Adorable! The flowers are gorgeous and the containers are equally beautiful. I especially love the strawberry crate and the milk jug holder.
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  21. Love your ideas for containers. Very creative way to use the basket. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wonderful ideas! I love fresh flowers in my home. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  23. All your arrangements are so pretty. I especially like the tea pot one.

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    1. The tea pot seems to be everyone's favorite!

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  24. Very Pretty. I love using unusual containers for flowers also. One of my favorites is a water pitcher. Great idea to use the tape for a grid. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. I love fresh flowers in my house!Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!

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  26. I love your fresh flower decoration, so colorful and cute! Hugs from Italy
    Cristina

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  27. I use to work for the florist in my local supermarket...your arrangements are far nicer than the premade centerpieces that were shipped in from "the warehouse"; I especially I love the gerbera daisies & tulips.
    Stopping by from Serendipity & Spice :o)

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  28. Great ideas!! Love the teapot idea especially. :) Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  29. Such great ideas! I have an old teapot filled with flowers on my porch! I LOVE your berry basket though! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks for inviting me over to your party!

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  30. What great flower displays. I have one of those strawberry ceramic baskets in white. Need to make a bouquet for it. Thanks for the idea.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  31. Love this Pin Junkie! :-) I get my flowers at Trader Joes too! <3 TJs. Found you through MadeinaDay! Love the blog! <3 Heidi Rew from PartiesforPennies

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  32. So pretty! I love your tape idea. I love flowers from TJ's as well... they are cheap and seem to last a long time, too.
    Take care,
    KC

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  33. How pleasant! I love your link! We appreciate you sharing at The Busy Bee's (Thursday party) We are so happy that you joined us!

    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

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  34. So pretty! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  35. Wish we had a Trader Joes nearby! These are gorgeous flowers - beautifully displayed - love the milk bottles and crate and fantastic thrifted find! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. Great ideas for Spring! Thank you for sharing this to our Spring Fling link-up via Natural and Free! It's absolutely perfect. :) Have a great day!

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  37. Hi and I found you at Thrusdays Favorites Things. You are a talent and I do so love everyone of your ideas. Clever idea with the scotch tape too!!

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  38. I would love to try arranging flowers! I just may do it after seeing your post! Thanks for linking up with us at the Spring Fling!

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  39. Sweet ideas, I really love the berry basket idea!

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  40. What a fabulous POST!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! thanks for sharing and sending tons of hugs...

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  41. These are all lovely. I love the milk crate and the genius idea to use the berry holder!
    Coming over from It's So Very Cheri link party.
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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  42. Super cute ideas...who doesn't love flowers!

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  43. I love fresh flowers! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods Monday! Don't forget to stop by and check out the features tomorrow.

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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  44. Love all these ideas! Pinning for this week. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  45. Great post.

    I'd love to have you link to my weekly link party SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper

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  46. Really lovely! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Party! Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn
    @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Kathryn!

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  47. Love that little teapot! And the flowers in the milk jars are really cute too. I'm gonna share this on my FB page this week, thanks so much for linking up to my party!

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  48. All of them are great but I especially love the teapot and the milk bottles! Adorable :)

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  49. I was never really good at arranging flowers. These are such great ideas! Send Flowers to Pakistan

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