By the time most of you read this I’ll be on my way to sunny San Diego, CA to visit one of my best friends! This will be my first time flying with Miss E by myself and I’m a little nervous about it, so say a prayer for me! But all in all, I’m really excited to have some girl time and put my toes in the sand!
On another note, I’ve picked all of the giveaway winners from the Blogiversary Celebration so please check your emails!
Now onto a sweet and inexpensive project for the day. If you are looking for a simple yet elegant centerpiece idea for your upcoming dinner party, wedding, or rehearsal dinner, I’ve got an idea for you! Using an old crate, mason jars and some hydrangeas from the garden you can create a chic floral arrangement for hardly anything at all.
I love flowers and I am so fortunate that I have gorgeous white hydrangeas that fill my back yard every summer. I’d like to take credit for how gorgeous they look but in reality they are pretty low maintenance. I planted them about 3 years ago and every year they get bigger and more beautiful. Starting in mid-July and through September hydrangeas fill every room in my house. Love.
I generally just use simple glass vases for my arrangements, but this year I decided to use this old Wine Crate that my grandma gave me (you can read more about that here).
Pairing the rustic crate with fresh white flowers creates a very shabby chic look. You can find old crates like this at Thrift Stores, the Goodwill, Antique Shops and garage sales. I find them everywhere but I was fortunate to get this one for free :)
Here are a few little tips on how to get a full and tiered flower arrangement.
I started with the old wine crate and gave it a good cleaning.
Next, I gathered some mason jars and old vases and placed them inside the crate. Now here is my tip. Place the taller vases in the center to give the arrangement some height and then place the shorter vases around the edges. This will help the arrangement have a fuller/rounder appearance and stay symmetrical.
I started in the center and worked my way to the edges, filling in holes along the way. And once I was done, it looks liked this:
I’m checking out for the rest of the week and weekend but I have a great guest post for you tomorrow!
Linking to some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative Blog, TipJunkie, Home Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby Nest, My Repurposed Life, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Thrifty Decor Chick