Crayon Tin

When doing floral arrangements, choosing the right vessel is an important factor in how it will turn out. I had these leftovers from the magazine rack post that I did last week, so I decided to do a quick and fun DIY in a vintage-style crayon tin I picked up a while back from one of my trips to Long Beach. In my opinion the crayon tin is really the star of this arrangement, and it completes the bright and happy theme! This DIY is really simple and I think it would look really cute for kid's birthday party.

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Flowers: gerrondo gerbera, african milkweed (the green balls) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This is amazingly simple - begin by placing the milkweed in the tin Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Then add the gerbera. I wanted to have them all concentrated on one side for a little eclectic look. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Window Frame Floral Wall Art

There is a junkyard of sorts near my house - a place where you can go and buy (very inexpensively) old parts of homes - windows, appliances, exterior features, sinks, tubs, etc. - that are removed during renovation. I picked up the window below to use for another project, but accidentally broke the glass. Rather than throw it out, I thought that it would make a great frame that I could mount on the wall with some hanging vases. So, I removed the glass (by chipping away the glazing on one side), and painted the frame. I think it makes an awesome wall frame, and the orange frame and blue glass vases are a lovely contrast. This is a more craft-oriented post than usual, but it really is simple, and I hope you'll try it. I added some zinnia, but it would look equally lovely with poppy, ranunculus, peony, dahlia, or just about any other bright flower. Don't feel constrained to a single variety either. I have left this up in my living room, and add new flowers to it each week for some lovely floral wall art.

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I attached eight (8) eye screws to the underside of the frame. No tools needed tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Wired twine and some burlap ribbon allow the vases to be hung from the eye screws tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

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To hang the vase, first tie the ribbon around the neck tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

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Run the wired twine through one side and twist to secure tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Thread through the eye screw, and once the desired length is achieved, tie off the other side tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

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Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

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