Happy Tuesday, y’all! Tuesdays are officially my new favorite day of the week 🙂 As today is my very first segment on PA LIVE! Which excitingly will be a regular mini segment every Tuesday on the show, where I come on and talk about any and all things home/garden/lifestyle related! Those of you who have followed me for a long time know that my passion runs deep for interior design, gardening, floral arranging, making things, building things ….. literally anything that involves making the world around me and my family a more beautiful place. But what I love even more than all of that, is sharing my knowledge and expertise to inspire others to do the same!
I am so thankful for this opportunity and excited to have a platform where I can have a greater reach to engage with and inspire others who wish to learn how to create a more beautiful home too.
With Easter/Spring right around the corner, I felt a great way to kick-off my PA Live debut would be with a lovely DIY Spring table scape! I will post the link to the segment as soon as it hits the PA Homepage, but I wanted to throw together a quick little blog post to accompany the segment, providing you with all the materials and sources for those materials, as to make it a little bit easier on those of you who want to try these fun projects yourself, at home!
If you didn’t catch the segment live, you can watch it here! https://www.pahomepage.com/pa-live/tori-donahue-dazzles-on-pa-live-with-springtime-tablescape/
This is such a fun, easy and inexpensive way to elevate your Spring table scape! Terrarium ($5) and bag of moss ($3) were sourced from the Target dollar section when you first enter the store (GETS ME EVERY TIME) all other products are sourced on my blog for y’all!🥰
– Step 1: Cut a small square of dry foam to fit in the center of your terrarium base and glue it down. You can use hot glue or a craft glue of any sort.
– Step 2: Cover the foam square with more glue and attach your moss (moss is a great and inexpensive way to cover any exposed foam brick, wire netting or even just dirt you may want to hide in an arrangement.
– Step 3: Next you’ll want to add your faux stems. You do not need many. I found that one sprig of greens, a couple flowering branches, a stem of something like a feather grass or soft fern for nice texture and one or two smaller flower head stems like an anemone or ranunculus were the perfect recipe.
– Step 4: To add a little more visual interest I added a pick or two. But the ones you can buy already made at the craft store are not only more expensive, but too large for a terrarium so I made my own using a small foam egg and small foam moss bunny and I just added them to the end of leftover excess stems I had cut off my flowers.
Mini Easter Baskets // Moss Bunnies // Pastel & Metallic Foam Eggs // Easter Carrot Ornaments // Pastel Spring Plaid Cotton Fabric // Dry Foam Block // Wet Foam Block // Floral Shears & Wire Cutter // Floral Wire Netting // Floral Stem Wire // Moss
When choosing what silk stems to work with, you really want to just stick to the seasonal appropriate varieties, as that helps to lend to a more realistic feel, in my opinion. I believe that the key to a beautiful arrangement, whether it be real or faux, is a well-balanced composition. Something that has a nice variation in size of flower head, texture and color. I usually try to always mix some greenery, flowering branch of season, large flower head, small flower head, and berry of season. Some of my favorite stems to use for spring arrangements are: lilacs, hyacinth, magnolia (both flower and greenery), lavender, cherry blossom, rosemary, eucalyptus and then some type of fern or feather grass!
I have really enjoyed using silks for my holiday displays, primarily because of the ability for me to re-use them over and over again each year. I will typically pull my arrangements apart and re-create them each year, in attempt to keep things fresh. Sometimes I think that faux flowers have a bad rap, and a lot of people associate them with the ones you see at the dollar store that come on picks that you stick in the ground at grave sites, but the truth of the matter is that silk flowers and greens have come a longggggg way. Places like Joann, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have a massive selection amongst which you can always find seasonal, beautiful and very realistic looking faux stems. I’ve gathered some of my favorites for Spring below for you, to make things a bit easier 🙂
I wanted to include a project budget breakdown for you all, keeping in mind that I really filled this table out heavily! You can obviously choose to eliminate any of the items to open up space on the table or to cut back on the overall expense. All in all, I absolutely loved how this project turned out, and I hope that it was a fun and helpful segment for all the viewers!