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truly unique registry gifts + modern online registries

weddings

truly unique registry gifts + modern online registries

Traditional wedding registries can be limiting and dated in their offerings for modern couples. Using big box stores' registries can be convenient, but they limit what you can request as a gift to a fraction of what's out there. For instance, you can't include anything that's truly unique, like products from handmade makers and independent designers. As a handmade artist, I've run into this challenge. Couples regularly reach out to me about including my bouquet preservation package on their registry, which is nearly impossible using the traditional registry route. Luckily, there are so many new options in the way of registries,...

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DIY flower project: floral ice punch bowl

DIY

DIY flower project: floral ice punch bowl

Summer festivities call for FLOWERS! (Well, in my book anyway!) Here's a simple way to add a whole lot of botanical beauty to your party and really impress your guests. I made this floral ice punch bowl for my birthday and it was a hit! I'm planning on making it again and I learned some lessons to adjust for the second time around, which I'll share below. Floral Ice Punch Bowl Materials: flowers - I recommend edible ones since they will become exposed as the ice melts. You can find edible flower petals at your local grocery store in the fresh...

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before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry

weddings

before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry

One of the most rewarding aspects of my business is working with newlywed couples to preserve their wedding flowers and create botanical accessories to memorialize their special day. I’ve worked with dozens of brides in this way and each jewelry collection is so unique, so I’m beyond excited to share a handful of them with you here! Special thanks to the couples who generously shared their weddings and photos.   amy August in Baltimore, Maryland Amy, along with the help of her family, took full advantage of her late summer wedding and grew her own wedding flowers--isn't that amazing?! We preserved...

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nature gift wrapping guide

gift guide

For many people, gift wrapping is an afterthought. But I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't appreciate a beautifully wrapped gift, so I've gathered together 25 ideas to help you get inspired this year! From DIY bamboo wrapping paper to sewn flower embellishments, all of these decorative wraps are inspired by nature. DIY Wrapping Paper Seriously, with just a leaf and some paint, you can create this beautifully minimalist paper. Or use copies of botanical prints to for a fun floral wrap. More Wrapping Paper Ideas >> Gift Tags Don't skimp on the gift tags--from printables to wood pieces,...

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flower lovers' holiday gift guide

gift guide

Chances are you or someone you know has a mild or full-blown obsession with all things botanical. I can certainly relate! That's why I put some of my favorite floral finds together in one place for you to shop or share with your loved ones. Even more, many of them are made by my favorite small businesses and they're all under $100. Happy Holidays! 

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