floral-arrangement floral-arrangement2floral-arrangement4 floral-arrangement5floral-arrangement3Have an excess of blooms you don’t know what to do with? Or do you have a bouquet so high you can’t see past it? Or maybe you have a bouquet so jam-packed you want to be wise with its distribution. Well, here’s what to do with it.

I’m a sucker for flowers. I always have been. If I had more home-grown blooms in my own house I’d be picking them to death. ย (Maybe even literally.) Flowers always make me happy. I smell them, I stare at them and I bask in their colorful glory. And as much as I appreciate a whopping bouquet, there are times I think there’s so much more than can be done with it and there are so many more corners in my house I can fill if I just rip the bouquet apart. Though my last Valentine’s one was gorgeous as a whole, some flowers gave up on me today (sunflowers ironically can’t stand Manila heat and my Stargazers are also wilting) so I figured I’ll take the bouquet apart and make mini arrangements to save my still blooming Carnations and keep my workspace happy.

Arranging flowers is honestly so cathartic and brings to mind how I spent my childhood watching my mom and my aunts create bouquet after bouquet and vase after vase. There are always fresh flowers in my home in Michigan and trips to flower shops are always beautiful (albeit cold – their freezers are intense) trips.

So here’s me trying my hand at arrangements. The infamous mason jar dominating my Instagram feed – mostly filled ย with chia seeds and smoothies – is apparently pretty cute as a vase. I now know where to use mine.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make something with your hands, this is a good way to start. You can never really mess flowers up, anyway.

Shoutout to the bouquet(s) giver for gifts that keep on giving. xo