It’s officially time to stop and smell the roses! We’re coming up to halfway through 2017, the perfect point for a little break from the grind. A moment to appreciate all of your personal growth this year, and all the little things that make your day that little bit better.

DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

In other words, it’s time to take stock! Of all the achievements, special moments, battles won and lost. It’s all too easy to watch the days pass without making the time to celebrate and appreciate the small things as well as the major ones.

DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

This week’s delivery is a celebration of winter florals that will have you taking stock AND smelling the roses all week! We have a beautiful soft mix of lilac stock – tall and ruffly and fragrant, mini spray roses, tiny puffs of gypsophilia and mixed sweet william, that’s as sweet as it’s name.

DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

This week, arrange your blooms into separate little jars or vases to decorate your whole home with, or easily toss into one big vase of pastel happiness! Enjoy!

Styling Instructions – DIY Bud Vase Centrepiece with Stock, Roses and Sweet William

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Purple stock

  • Pink roses

  • Mixed sweet william

  • A couple of stems of gypsophilia

  • Flower shears or secateurs

  • A collection of jars in various sizes

Step 1 DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

1. Vases

Start with a collection of vases or jars in various sizes. Upcycled jam jars or pickle jars are perfect for this.

Wash your jars with soapy water before using, and fill with fresh water.

step 2 DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

2. Stems

Prepare all of your stems before you get started! Pull away all the lower leaves that could fall below the waterline, as these can cause your water to grow bacteria and go murky, yuck!

Step 3 DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

3. Stock and Roses

Starting with roses, simply gather and measure against the height of your vase. Trim the stems just before popping into a tall jar. For an extra bit of fanciness, pop those petals!

Repeat with stock, slightly staggering the stem lengths, and popping them in your tallest jar.

DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock upcycled jars

4. Sweet William

Choose a couple of short, small jars and fill with shorter stems of sweet william.

DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock upcycled jars

5. Gypsophilia

Airy stems of gypsophilia look best when they’re displayed on their own!

Pop the sparse stems in a few bottles or jars.

Step 6 DIY bud vase centrepiece tutorial how to stock roses gysophilia

6. Cluster up!

These little bud vases are perfect for adding colour all over your home!

Or make a centrepiece worthy of a flower market, by clustering your mini vases together on your dining table. Beautiful!

P.S. You seem like the kind of gal that knows how to really embrace every day and make every moment beautiful, so we wanted to let you know that you can get flowers just like these delivered to your door every week! We (Phil and Mel) find the freshest, most amazing in-season flowers and send them right to you, so you can make your space and life simply beautiful. Click on your location below to find out more.

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About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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