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Made Us Look: Unbelievable Floral Constructions

Do you ever find things on a hike and take them with you for safe keeping? So does Dutch artist Anne ten Donkelaar, but she doesn’t just put them in a trinket box. She uses them to make complex floral masterpieces.


We’ve seen tons of creative projects that use both fresh and faux flowers, from garland to headboards to backdrops. But we’ve never seen anything quite like this.

These magical 3D artworks are all constructed from unique discoveries that Anne finds in her path. They may look like one-of-a-kind pressed bouquets in a shadow box from far away, but up close, the artwork includes real pressed flowers, cutouts of paper flowers, branches, butterfly wings, weeds and tiny pins that hold the cool finds to the canvas.

The pieces Anne finds in the wilderness inspire her to craft these breathtaking, meticulous creations and showcase the beauty of otherwise forgotten objects in nature.

This is mixed media and repurposing on a whole ‘nother level. It’s almost mind-boggling to think about how the artist made these beauties. Who looks at a broken twig or flower petal and envisions these?! Anne ten Donkelaar, that’s who. Scroll down to see some of our favorites.

Oh, and if you want to add one of these fantastical pieces to your art collection, be sure to check out Anne’s website for contact info! Otherwise, take a tote with you on your next stroll through the woods ;)

Are you as inspired as we are by Anne ten Donkelaar’s flower constructions? Talk to us in the comments below!

(h/t Design*Sponge)

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*