Category: Gardening & Floral

DIY Silk Floral Hair Comb | DIY Hair Accessories

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They say that the first step towards progress is admitting you have a problem, right? Well, I’m Sarah and I LOVE flowers. Flowers of all kinds! The more, the brighter, the ruffly-er, the better! But I definitely don’t have any plans to ditch this particular addiction; so, when I heard about Afloral‘s gorgeous silk blooms I saw an opportunity to expand my knowledge of flowers past fresh-cut. At first I was unsure of what the outcome would be… when you say “silk flowers”, what often springs to mind are dusty, faded, hotel lobby arrangements.  I am so happy to report that Afloral’s flowers are NOTHING like that! Let me show you how I used them to create romantic, garden-style DIY hair accessories and wedding details. 

The silk flowers used in this post were generously provided by Afloral. All opinions remain my own. For more information on sponsored posts, please see my policies. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Flourish & Knot possible!

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Doing Your Own Wedding Flowers (Without Tears!)

Doing Your Own Wedding Flowers | DIY Wedding Flowers | How to do your own wedding or event flowers without tears

“I want to do my own wedding flowers.” *A hush falls over the crowd. The trepidation and doubt are palpable. Will she prevail or will she fold like a garage sale card table?*

YES YOU CAN! (And without tears or tantrums!)

Doing your own wedding flowers IS possible and can even be enjoyable. (An enjoyable wedding DIY? Say whaaat?) No really, I promise that with a bit of preparation and planning, you can get a beautiful floral look for your wedding or special event on a more reasonable budget. 

I want to take a moment and say that DIYing floral arrangements and bouquets is not necessarily for everyone – and that’s ok! There’s no shame in seeking a professional’s services if you’re completely overwhelmed by the thought of arranging your own flowers. I am in no way diminishing the job that a professional florist does! 🙂 I’m just here to share some tips and to provide you with a most cost-effective alternative. (And working with flowers can be SUPER therapeutic during event planning craziness.) But if you are considering (even just maybe) doing your own floral arrangements, read on!

So here we go. My top 5 tips for doing your own wedding flowers (or special event flowers) without losing your mind, having a meltdown, or calling off your event.

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Planning a Garden in Colder Climates (AKA Gardening in the Great White North)

If you live in Canada (or anywhere where spring has just arrived), this post is for YOU! Today I’m talking directly to all the gardeners for whom gardening season has only *just* begun. We’re pretty much still looking at bare lawn patches (maybe with a hint of green), eager (and possibly foolhardy) bright-green shoots, and the hardiest of spring-blooming bulbs. But take heart! Because this is the perfect time to be planning a garden and preparing for the growing season.

How to Plan a Garden in Colder Climates | Planning a Garden | Spring Garden Planning | Gardening in Colder Zones

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