MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
- A variety of DAVE’S silk flowers and leaves of your choice
- Floral tape
Step 1: Choose the flowers you want to use for your boutonniere. Use your cutters to trim the stems to about 2 – 4 inches in length.
Step 2: Gather your flowers one by one, arranging the piece to your liking. It often looks best to have tall, thin flowers towards the back, a large flower in the center (such as a rose or lily), and smaller pieces in front. Try to add the leaves last, so they hug the arrangement from the outside, mimicking a natural flower bouquet.
Step 3: Pinch all of the stems together tightly, and begin to wrap with your floral tape, starting at the base of the flowers and working your way down to the ends. You can either leave the ends exposed, or cover the entire length of the stem with the tape.
It’s that easy! You’ve just made your very own custom boutonniere:
*All tools and silk flowers used in this tutorial are courtesy of DAVE’S All Season Store.*
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Kids LOVE making giving and receiving tokens of admiration to friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and grandparents. Basically, they’re excited to show just about everyone how much they care. That’s the beautiful thing about kids; they have so much love to give. Try getting the little ones pumped up for Valentine’s Day with some of these extraordinary fun and adorable DIY crafts. Want to share photos of your creations? Post them to our Facebook Page and we’ll highlight the best ones!
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Glitter Rock Valentines
Fun DIY Valentine’s Boxes
Cardboard Heart Stamps
Folded Heart Mouse
Keeping your home organized and creatively decorate is one major way to increase happiness. Clutter and unattractive items harness the negative energy you emit when looking at them. Having a disorganized junk drawer or closet is completely normal, but did you know that it can actually dampen your mood? Clutter and disorganization breed stress and frustrations, which every home could do without. We have enough stress in our daily lives, we don’t need to add to it by struggling to find items. Phone chargers, batteries, measuring cups, and take-out menus are commonly used items that rarely have a designated place. A few of the DIY home organization projects I’ve added below will help make your home feel more organized and comforting. These ideas came from Pinterest, so just click the Pin for the full tutorial. Be sure to share your creations with us in the comments section below. We’ll highlight our favorites on Facebook!
Hang Scarves on Shower Hooks
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Hang Pots & Pans in The Cupboard
Use a Wine Rack for Towels
Create a Storage Box with an Old Sweater
Make a DIY Charging Station for Electronics
Paint a Mint Container for Small Items
Reuse Cereal Boxes for Anything
Organize Measuring Cups
Make a Shelf from a Pallet