10.12.13

DIY with Flowers



 via Vosges Paris

Here I find myself in the middle of the dreary winter days and need some brightening up and these flower diy's are just the thing.  After spending an afternoon being distracted from work by looking at flowers on pinterest I decided to do something productive… or at least dream of it. 
NDI makes the most realistic artificial flowers, so I spent a bit more time scouting ideas that could easily be made from them. 

This flower chandelier in the home of amaze balls designer Paola Navone is freakin amazing! I'm telling you everything this woman does is stunningly cool.


Yet more wow from Paola Navone that could so easily be replicated, though it certainly helps to live in a huge industrial loft in Paris - but then wouldn't that help just about everything!
 via Vosges Paris

A slight digression as we tour her kitchen - check out the lime green handles and oval marble sink...
That's it - I'm moving to Paris!

This fresh flower chandelier from Paper and Stitch is pretty cool, but it would last so much longer using a mix of faux flowers and greens.  It's filled with Dahlia's, Cala Lilies, Wax Flowers, Scabiosa and Prittisporum, all readily available thru NDI.

Cut these  boxwood stem apart and wrap around wooden embroidery hoops to make these delicate wreaths. I used something similar on a Country Living magazine shoot with great results.

via Mr. Kate
 To make a more permanent rose garland use these mini rose's from NDI. Such a sweet way to hang pictures, cards and notes. This would also be a perfect wedding decoration.

I love the simplicity of this flower wall, a bunch of stems, washi tape and an afternoon and this could be yours as well.

What a perfect entrance for a party. Just take a-gazillion flowers and wire to a frame. 

via Brit and co
NDi makes the most lifelike succulents, how about switching them out for these air plants and they would be perfect for these string art plaques.  I have been wanting to make some string art for awhile now and these simple pieces seem like just the thing. You could also make them more with more detailed string designs as well as larger. Imagine a large wall piece.

I have a bunch of these old painted sap buckets laying around. I could imagine doing this on the side of my barn once spring comes, or perhaps in an entryway. 

This post sponsored by NDI Natural Decorations

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