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Quick tips for making birthday party flower arrangements:

1. Find a fun, unique container (glass vase, mason jar, thrifted wooden box, or garden pot).
2. Pick flowers in a coordinating color scheme. Group like flowers together in your hand and bind each group with rubberband.
3. Arrange in vase. Add ribbon/twine or leave plain
4. Keep the arrangements loose – maybe even use flowers from your own garden!

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Flowers by Megan Dunford. Photography by Nicole Hill Gerulat.





Here are some unique halloween flower ideas for all of your upcoming parties — specimen boards. Just take a few flowers and create creepy looking bugs and other scary specimens. We have several examples below, but you can always use flowers and plants that you have on hand to invent your own.

You will need: a frame, foam core board, black paint, scrapbooking paper, pins, tags or labels, plants from garden

1. Find an old frame and cut a piece of foam core to a size that will fit inside the frame. Secure the foam core to the frame with glue or tape.
2. Paint the foam core or cover with scrapbooking paper.
3. Find a selection of eerie looking plants in your yard (or your neighbor’s yard, but don’t forget to ask permission!).

Tip: Pick plants that have a spooky quality. Even dried blooms would look great and in October, most plants will be done blooming which will be perfect for this project. Plants used here were lavendar, lamb’s ear, dahlia buds, fern, ivy, moss, oregon grape, veronica, etc.

4. Create spooky names for each plant and write them on tags (hand write yourself or download our printable). Be creative. Some names used here: cuckoo’s nest (see how to make paper flowers here), pond fern, swamp moss, dragon eye, witch hazel, wolf’s bane, prickle bush, nightshade, etc.

5. Pin plants to foam core and attach tags/labels next to them.

Want more inspiration? Check out the Halloween flower arrangement ideas Megan created last year.

Flowers by Megan Dunford. Photography by Julie Parker





If you need some apple centerpiece ideas for your next fall bash, I have few for you today. An apple tower, a mini apple vase, and you can always incorporate a few apples into your arrangement using fresh apples and a large floral pick.

Apple Tower Instructions
You will need: a wooden dowel for each tower (1/2″ or 3/4″ or just slightly smaller than the diameter of your apple corer), a flat wooden square for each tower, paint (if desired), wood glue, apples, apple corer

1. Drill a hole into a flat wooden square (the same diameter as the dowel)
2. Cute dowel to desired length
3. Insert dowel into hole and secure with wood glue
4. If desired, paint the dowel and square
5. Let dry
6. On the day of, core apples with apple corer
7. Spritz with lemon juice to prevent browning (although you can’t see it if they do brown)
8. Stack apples onto dowel
9. For the top apple, do not core all the way through, only half way. That way you have a whole looking apple on top

Apple Vase Instructions
You will need: apples, flowers, apple corer

1. Create small hole in apple (on top or to the side)
2. Find a small hardy bloom (daisies work great!) and cut stem short
3. Place bloom in hole

A few tips: Create apple vases right before event to keep them looking fresh. Try a brightly painted base or plain wood base. You can use any number of fruits or a variety. Reuse the dowels for multiple parties.

To see the finished apple centerpiece, check out my post at Disney Baby.

Flowers and styling by Megan Dunford. Photography by Julie Parker





Vegetables give these flower arrangements a subtle twist. Here are the instructions for making our garden harvest centerpieces for the County Fair Party.

We’re so excited about our latest party plan that for a limited time we are offering you a chance to see the whole thing for free. Just fill out the form in the sidebar so we can email you the link (or see a mini-preview in our shop).

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Flowers by Megan Dunford of Persimmon Floral.





Planning a Mother’s Day lunch for the moms in your life? After you’ve arranged your flowers, give them some extra zest by adding some fresh cut fruit. Include oranges, lemons or limes in your arrangement by simply cutting the fruit in half, sticking the uncut end into a floral pick, then gently poking the floral pick into the oasis inside the vase. Make sure to add any fruit on the day of the party so that they will stay fresh.

We were so honored to be asked by HGTV.com to create this Mother’s Day Alfresco Lunch for their site–click over to see more of this party. And we’d like to thank Robin Mathis from Twigg Botanical for creating our floral arrangements. Her awesome talent doesn’t end here, she’s amazing at creating wedding arrangements too.

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.





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