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Flower Arranging Tips + Floral Pop Up Shop

It's official, in my next life I'm going to be a florist. Think about it: I'm fairly certain it'd be impossible to have a bad day when surrounded by fragrant blooms 'round the clock. And with Sinclair & Moore sharing their secret tips on floral arranging? Well I'm just one step closer to that dream job. Captured by the beautiful  Katie Parra, there's...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Mobile

Love is in the air this month and what's more fun than surprising your special someone with something you made with your own two hands? This DIY dip-dyed Valentine's Day mobile right here is a true labor of love. We're so obsessed that we now want to decorate every inch of our studio just like this! And check out more of our work right here! xo, The Petal Gals February...

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DIY Winter Terarrium

Confession: up until a few months ago, I thought these were called teraniums. I know. Total blogger fail. Especially because these little globes of lovely are ALL the rage throughout internet land. And lucky for all of us, Pollen Floral Design and Cambria Grace Photography are here today sharing a wee little guide to a wintry version of your very own! Ps -...

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DIY Holiday Wreaths, 3 Ways

With Christmas merely days away, it's more than time to firm up those final plans. And whether you deck your halls from top to bottom, or opt for a simpler approach there's one thing I know for sure: every home needs a wreath. It's simply Christmas embodied, and Molly of En Fleur Event Design is spilling all her insider secrets. Captured by Katie Parra, there's...

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A Foraged Centerpiece from Petal

Here at Petal, we believe that no matter what time of year it is, you can step outside of your house and find beauty in nature. Whether it’s a highly designed wedding or simple family gathering we are inspired by, and love to incorporate, what’s in our own backyard. Lucky for us, Newburyport, Massachusetts, is quite amazing and always ripe for the picking! Photographed by ...

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DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Allow me to introduce you to Erin of Foret Design. Because this girl? Well, you really need to know her. Not only is she as sweet as pie, she also happens to be the genius behind this incredible, show-stopping, over-the-top centerpiece that graced our Thanksgiving table. And guess what?! She's breaking it all down for each and everyone of...

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Fall Wreath DIY

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to take my floral game up a notch. Instead of showing up with a bouquet as a hostess gift, I'll be bringing a collection of fall wreaths to show my appreciation. They're surprisingly simple to make, and really give you the flexibility to be creative and use ingredients you really love. For more floral inspiration, head on over to my shop...

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DIY Farmers’ Market Inspired Floral Arrangement

I've become well acquainted with farmers' markets over the course of the last few years, making it my weekly mission to pick up some local bounty. But the thought of incorporating some of my goods into a beautiful arrangement never really occurred to me. One peek through the gallery, however, and you can consider me convinced. Captured by ...

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How to Make a Wild Fall Floral Arrangement

Fall is my favorite season for florals, foliage, and berries. I'm drawn to the warm, rich colors and all the different textures that comes along with the season. My arrangements tend to be a bit more wild in the fall, what with all of the gorgeous foliage right at my fingertips (my backyard, or my kind neighbor's yard). And today I'm going to be sharing a fabulous fall floral tutorial so that you, too, can add some festivity to your every day decor. Lingustrum Berry Persimmons...

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How To Create a Foraged Floral Arrangement from Amy Osaba

I swear, in my next life I'm going to be a florist. Because just staring at Rylee Hitchner's images alone has moved me into full flung grinning-from-ear-to-ear territory. How could you not be at your best when surrounded by natures most beautiful products? Though I unfortunately seem to lack a green thumb in even the smallest of quantities...

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How to Make a Terrarium from Make Tribe

I love that crafting 101 classes are popping up everywhere. Just the other day I spotted one that had a whole collection of courses from calligraphy to cupcake making to kids room decorating and chandelier crafting! Granted it was in australia but still! I love the re-found focus on all things handmade. Which is exactly why I'm a touch obsessed with this Terrarium Course that the girls at...

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How To Arrange Flowers from Beauty in the Making + KT Merry

For me, arranging the perfect centerpiece is one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Because it never looks exactly like I want it to look. Well, at least it USED to be that is. But, I've unlocked the secret to flower arranging fun (otherwise known as stop-taking-myself-too-seriously) so now I can design centerpieces with joy, resting assured that sometimes imperfectly designed, lovingly fussed with and often slightly lopsided finished products are often the prettiest. And this piece...

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How To Create A Compote Floral Arrangement from Lane Dittoe

We've showcased some really incredible bouquets in SMP Living's past, but I think it's safe to say that this one takes the cake. It's bright and beautiful and truly, utterly romantic. And I'm kind of excited because the talented folks behind The Oak and the Owl have agreed to share all of their deep dark secrets on how they put this beauty together. And with them? Lane Dittoe, capturing...

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DIY Paper Flowers

So Abby's all about the papel picado bunting (which was glorious in it's own right!), but for me? It's the paper flowers. As far as I'm concerned, they became the star of the show (apart from...

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DIY Summer Arrangement from Wild Folk Studio

Our hearts are heavy as we begin to wrap our minds around the terrible news surrounding beloved wedding photographer Eric Langlois. For more information, and ways to help, please visit our LBB Blog right here. #findericlanglois Since I began working for Style Me Pretty, I've made it my personal mission to learn more about the world of florals. What's in season, how to care for each bloom, what's...

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How-To: Layered Flowers

I have this urn that I've been holding hostage. It was sent to me filled to the brim with pretty stems designed by my sweet friend Yumiko, of Hana Floral Design, for my mother-in-law's surprise party. And I keep meaning to send it back. But then, I see it out of the corner of my eyes and can't resist filling it...

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DIY Flower Arrangement: Peonies, 3 Ways

Peonies are one of our most-loved flowers here at SMP Living and for good reason—they're just so darn gorgeous. The best part about these beautiful blooms? They stand so well solo or with just a touch of greenery, that arranging them is super simple and rather satisfying if you ask us. So that we can enjoy them throughout the whole season, we've come up with three fresh ways to arrange them, whether bunched by a bedside table, as a centerpiece for a summer tablescape or an accent to your...

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Making Grocery Store Flowers Look Their Best from Wild Folk Studio

Confession time: I'm a bit of a flower snob. I've been known to snub florals of the grocery store variety in the past, so I was a little taken aback when our talented floral contributor, Caroline from Wild Folk Studio, came to us with this idea. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that plain jane flowers could look this gosh darn pretty. I am officially a believer, and there's a chance I owe an apology to grocery stores around the...

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Making Your Flowers Last Longer from Wild Folk Studio

I've recently instilled a "must have fresh flowers at all times" rule in our home and, for just a few dollars a week, I'm constantly amazed at the a difference it makes. When it comes down to it though, I'm frugal by nature. So you better believe that I want those pretty stems to last as long as they can. Which is why I'm excited to have Caroline, from the gorgeous floral studio Wild Folk, here today sharing a few of her personal tips and...

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DIY Succulent Garden

There are many things I'm quite capable of, but maintaining a garden is not one of them. Black thumbs? I've got em'! And if you happen to find yourself in the same category, this next DIY is made for us both. Succulents are the one thing I've managed to successfully keep alive for months now. And even though they require little to no maintenance, I still pat myself on the back and consider it a job well done. Get the full, step by step how-to for your very own miniature succulent garden right...

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