5 Easy Crafts You Can Make With Real Flowers From Your Garden

My garden is bursting with buds, so I’ve been drinking wine and scouring Pinterest for some fresh ways to bring them inside. Here are my some of my favorites so far:

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  • Mix them with your books. Line up a little nosegay on your shelf alongside your paperbacks and knickknacks for a fresh pop of color.
  • Hang them. A favorite trick of wedding planners, throw a few blooms into a mason jar, then use wire to hook them from the back of a chair, a windowsill or a chandelier.
  • Frame them. Adhere dried, pressed flowers to sturdy paper in a pretty pattern with decoupage or kraft glue, then place them behind glass.
  • Epoxy them. For a hardier take on decoupage, shellack those pressed flowers onto a tray to use every day.
  • Weave them into a wreath. Pop short stems into flower water picks, then press them into a grapevine wreath. Add a ribbon to hang them and you’re done!

Photo credits (left to right): laybabylay.com; red-sundress.tumbler.com; allaboutyou.com; sayyes.com; livelovediy.com

Want more flower craft ideas?

Check out these tips for arranging a gorgeous garden bouquet, florist secrets for making a grocery store bouquet look freakin' fabulous, and three easy decorations made with paper flowers (fridge magnets, monogram wall art and tabletop mums).

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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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