Single Ingredient Bouquet DIY

While some bouquets can be time consuming to put together, single variety bouquets can be gorgeous and are very simple to put together - taking less than 10 minutes from start to finish. In keeping with the cherry blossom theme of yesterday's post, I put together two bouquets - one with cherry blossoms, and the other with some beautiful rhododendron. These could be simple but beautiful bridal bouquets, or could be placed in a vase and used as an arrangement around the home. Ribbon can really make a simple bouquet stand out, and I urge you to head to the craft store and stock up on a few rolls - both thick and thin in various patterns and textures. A great addition to any craft box. / Kiana Underwood

A single floral variety, floral tape, ribbon, and shears are all you need / Kiana Underwood

Gather the desired stems/branches, trim the bottoms, wrap floral tape around to secure, and finish with ribbon and bow / Kiana Underwood / Kiana Underwood

White rhododendron with a tinge of pink / Kiana Underwood / Kiana Underwood / Kiana Underwood


Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet

Glass Lantern Cherry Blossoms DIY

I thought that I would share a couple of easy cherry blossom DIYs today and tomorrow prior to peak bloom being completely finished in most parts of the world. We are at the tail end of the season, but oh how I love the 4-6 weeks that we do get. Cherry blossoms are both beautiful and fragrant, and I will usually wait to work with them until they are really puffy and magical. In this DIY, I combine pink blossoms with a lantern to create an extremely simple, low-cost, and wonderfully contrasting arrangement.

I love using vessels that weren't originally meant for flowers, and this lantern with a vase placed inside really fits the bill nicely. / Kiana Underwood

What you'll need / Kiana Underwood

Begin by placing your vase inside the lantern / Kiana Underwood / Kiana Underwood

Trim to desired height, and place your first branch or two inside the vase / Kiana Underwood

Continue trimming and adding branches until the desired fill has been achieved / Kiana Underwood

It couldn't be more simple. Enjoy! / Kiana Underwood


All photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet