It’；s that time of year –； or soon will be， depending on where you live， when we will ？be bringing in fresh cut flowers from our yard and gardens to make pretty bouquets around the house! ？Of coursepersonalized graduation gifts， we want these beautiful blooms to last as long as possible， so today I’；m sharing？tips to keep your flowers fresh –； including a DIY Flower Food / Preservative.personalized wedding party gifts
The following DIY flower food / ？preservative recipe works great to keep ？your garden flowers fresh：
1 cup water
1 cup 7-up or other clear soda (do not use diet)
1/2 teaspoon household bleach
If you need more liquid for your vase， increase the amounts accordingly.
I hope these tips are helpful to you! ？Here’；s what’；s blooming at my home： ？Forsythia， grape hyacinth， ornamental pear tree， and it won’；t be long before the lilacs are blooming! ？Leave a comment and let me know what is blooming at your house？
While I’m parading around New Orleans, I have fabulous bloggers like?Pet Scribbles?filling in sharing wonderful projects like this Stenciled Cork Memo Board! She takes a plain cork bulletin board from drab to fab!? I love DIY?crafts for home decor! I just recently made my own memo boards?for my office and this looks much more fun!?
Make a snuggly cushion using an old or unloved wool jumper. ?I added an applique design from a cushion i made previously.? Start by cutting the arms off. Then accross the shoulders and down the sides. Use the seams as guides. Next make the front and the back pieces into ?rectangle shapes. You can also use the arms if you open them up.
It’s time to update our home décor for the season, so we brought in an expert. Jessica of Oh, I Design gave us some pointers.