DIY Wildflower Arrangement

11.08.14

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was spent at home checking another couple of things off the renovation to-do list. Some updates on that can be found on Instagram. But for now, as promised, a super pretty DIY wildflower arrangement with gorgeous floral inspiration to kick start your week from the Style Me Pretty Living editorial which I collaborated on with photographer Anouschka Rokebrand. I showed you part one {the gathering of the blooms} last week, so here’s part two!

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

Right. Let’s get this party started! You have no doubt already hit the flower gardens and fields and gathered your own pretty blooms.

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

To begin making your wildflower arrangement, select which stems you will use. Choose the very best of your loot, and the ones that are likely to last the longest. Choose a variety of flowers and foliage to give your arrangement depth and texture. Give each stem a fresh cut on an angle.

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

TIP: This arrangement will work best if you use a piece of oasis to place into your vessel of choice. If using a shallow, wide-mouthed terra-cotta pot like I did, arranging the stems can be tricky as they tend to fall around, so using a piece of oasis would be a definite bonus!

This is how you prepare oasis:

Soak a piece of oasis foam large enough to fill the bottom of a wide mouthed vase or vessel in a bucket of water until it is soaked through and dark green in color. Place it in the bottom of your vessel. Then start arranging!

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

How lovely is that?! The colours we managed to gather together were just beautiful and worked wonderfully with the terra-cotta pot.

If it’s a dreamy wildflower bouquet you are after, simply follow the above steps and then with two hands, scoop the arrangement out of the vessel (removing the stems from the oasis if necessary) and bind tightly together with natural twine.

You can also do it all by hand, but a word of warning: it will likely be a pretty thick-stemmed bouquet and will get quite heavy, so arranging it in a vase or vessel is a good tip to avoid sore muscles on your hands and forearms. Trust me on this!

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand

So there you have it, one dreamy late summer wildflower arrangement! Anouschka did such a fabulous job on the images, and our model Jennifer was awesome too. She is just as crazy about flowers as I am. The three of us were so excited taking these snaps in the studio after gathering the blooms outdoors that morning. I was just hoping they would survive the drive back to the studio and being manhandled during the shoot, but they are more heard wearing than one would think. You should have seen us ooohing and aaaahing in between each shot! It was total heaven and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to enjoy the work that I do so much.

Have a wonderful day,

Holly x

Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand | Concept & Styling: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle | Model/assistant: Jennifer Laarman

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  3. 1001decors says:

    Fabulous wildflower bouquet ! I need this one to my kitchen :)

  4. Cynthia says:

    I absolutely love wild flowers – reminds me of summer and we’re so ready for it!!

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  6. Judit Rozas Cabanas says:

    Could anybody say me this flower’s names? Thank you!

    Best Regards

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