22 “Mini Planter” Ideas to Inspire Your Next Floral Arrangement
You know that saying, good things come in small packages. Nowhere is that more relevant than in the land of flower arranging. You don’t need to spend $50 at a fancy florist to get a gorgeous floral centerpiece for your bedroom, dining room or workspace; just some fresh flowers or fake flowers, and a funky vase or two. Check out these 22 mini plant arrangements and get inspired to pack a big punch in a little bunch.
1. Hanging Wildflower Bouquets: When you arrange wildflowers, you want the vase to be as unpretentious as the flowers so use recycled jam jars, mason jars or those tin cans you’ve been saving up for the prefect project. Then wrap the jar in twine and hang three or four in your window for a free-spirited display. (via Pretty Things by Kristen)
2. Pretty Flower Cups: The vases used for these little arrangements are old candle votives. Have fun mixing and matching colors and textures, but keep a common theme to hold the look together. Tip: Mini arrangements usually look best in groups of odd numbers. (via Lia Griffith)
3. Mini Place Settings: These mini florals would be a great way to incorporate your colors into the wedding reception. Let guests take them home as pretty favors at the end of the night. (via Project Wedding)
6. DIY Lightbulb Vase: In addition to decorating a workspace, these would be adorable hanging at a summer garden party. Just be extra careful when you’re working with glass lightbulbs. They’re extremely fragile. (via Free People)
7. Mini Gift Bouquets: By adding a gift tag to these tiny bouquets and wrapping them in brown butcher paper, they suddenly turn into little thank you gifts. Include a thrift store vase for extra charm. (via Paper + Stitch)
11. Teacup Flower Arrangements: Put the kettle on. It’s time for a tea party! All you need is a floral frog and some thrift store tea cups for this romantic centerpiece or hostess gift. (via Valley + Co. Lifestyle)
16. Gold Dipped Plant Pots: We will forever love succulents for their ability to withstand even the blackest of thumbs. If your little survivors need a fun summer update, check out these glamorous gold-dipped pots. (via PB Teen)
17. DIY Bouquet Surprise: The idea here is that you could whip up a gorgeous mini bouquet and leave it on a friend’s doorstep with a little handwritten note for a thoughtful surprise. (via Paper + Stitch)
21. Bud Vases: Sometimes flowers that don’t have long stems miss out on fame and glory, which is a shame! Find some tiny bud vases and make a floral table runner with these understated beauties. (via It’s Mademoiselle Love)
22. Flower Chandelier: If you haven’t read Decorate with Flowers yet, what are you waiting for? There are all kinds of gorgeous flower arranging tips, including how to make a wire hanging flower chandelier. (via Decor8)
Will you be trying your hand at flower arranging this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)