Vintage Teapot DIY

While wandering around the local Anthropologie the other day, I came across a selection of vintage teapots - each one-of-a-kind - that they had for sale in store. I immediately picked the lovely teapot below with a flowing asymmetrical arrangement in mind. Fruit branches are always a great choice for asymmetrical designs, and the plum and crabapple berry branches that I've used in this design both fulfill their destiny of asymmetry, as well as provide a lovely contrast in color. Pink peonies and garden roses add a lush texture and huge pop of color. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Flowers: peony / garden rose / plum branches / crabapple berry branches tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

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Begin by adding the plum branches to the teapot tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue with the crabapple berry branches, and start to build out one side more heavily tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Add the peonies tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

And finish with the garden roses tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

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Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood Vintage teapots available at select Anthropologie locations

Floral Teapot for Mom DIY

As you must have figured out by now, I love using unusual vessels for my floral arrangements. I believe that a vase/vessel plays as much of a role in the beauty of an arrangement as the flowers do. For this Mother's Day DIY, I decided to use an old teapot that I scored (for $10) from a yard sale in Long Beach while visiting a friend. For a mom who loves orchids, this combination of flowers and foliage could be a lovely Mother's Day gift. Given the asian style of the vessel that I was working with, I chose varieties that would yield a complementary arrangement. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

This time of year is perfect for maple leaves as they are just blooming and their leaves are fresh and unblemished. The red Japanese maple has beautiful little flowers as well, which add a delicate touch. The maple leaves and the rhododendron came from the backyard/neigborhood, and the orchid is from the local Trader Joe's ($12). The total cost of materials for this arrangement came to $22. That said, I think it came out looking like a million bucks.

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What you'll need:

  • Teapot
  • Green Japanese maple
  • Red Japanese maple
  • Rhododendron
  • Orchids

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Begin by adding the different maple varieties tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue with the rhododendron tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Finally, place the orchids tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet