Do you love decorating with flowers, but don’t love paying for them? Me too! I think of flowers as more of a splurge purchase, which means I don’t have them in my house very often. Until now.
I realized the other day that springtime is the perfect season to find pretty blossoms—for free! Just take a walk around your neighborhood. That’s exactly what I did. I grabbed my pruning shears, and my dog and I took a little stroll around the neighborhood. I stopped in parks and alleyways (and maybe an unoccupied house or two) and trimmed a few branches from pretty flowering shrubs.
Maybe I looked a little silly, but I was so excited about the free flowers that I didn’t care. Here’s what I gathered.
After I gathered my bunch of flowers, I split them up into vases of varying sizes. I like making different types of flower arrangements. I filled a couple of mason jars with big bouquets of flowers. And then I took a few milk glass vases and plopped one bendy branch in each one. I like the contrast between the different styles of bouquets.
Spring flowers pretty much do all of the decorating for you. They’re so pretty on their own; there’s not much you need to do. I clustered a few vases on my fireplace mantle, set a mason jar bouquet on my desk and placed a skinny vase on my kitchen windowsill. The addition of the simple blooms around the house have really improved my mood!
Did you like this idea? Then you’ll probably also like this post on decorating with greenery.
Are you decorating with spring flowers right now? Tell me about it in the comments!