Hey guys! It’s Thrifty Style Team day! Thrifty Style Team is a group of talented ladies who get together once a month to bring you thrifty DIY projects and decor inspiration that won’t break the bank! Thrifty Style Team is hosted by my awesome and talented friend Julie at Redhead Can Decorate!
My contribution to this month’s Thrifty Style Team is how to use real flowers in hanging baskets. I love growing flowers to cut and make bouquets for my home. As much as I love the convenience of artificial flowers, I always prefer using real flowers whenever I can. My flower garden really took off this year and gave me a bunch of gorgeous flowers to work with!
All you need is a hanging basket and some sort of container that will hold water. It can be a mason jar like I’m using, a regular jar, a glass, a vase, a plastic container – all it need to do is hold water and fit into your hanging basket! I’m using the infamous hanging basket from Target that became so popular they never could keep it in stock. I was never able to snag one from Target, but Decor Steals got it for one of their daily steals so I snagged two before they sold out there as well. Hopefully they will get more in stock soon!
One of the many things I love about this gorgeous basket is that it will stand up on it’s own, which makes it super easy to work with when filling with flowers. I figured it would be easier to fill the jar halfway up with water and then place it in the basket instead of trying to put the jar inside the basket after I filled it with flowers.
I put packing paper on the sides and front of the jar inside the basket to keep it from tipping over.
Then I filled the baskets with flowers! I’m not by any means an expert at arranging flowers so I just arrange them in a way that I think looks pretty 🙂 I like flower arrangements that are loose and wild and I think I acheived what I was going for!
I hung my flower filled baskets on either side of my hutch in my dining room and added some flowers to one of the pitchers.
The colorful flowers against the otherwise neutral background packs quite a visual wallop!
If you are using fresh cut flowers, they will soak up a LOT of water in the first day after being cut, so be sure to top off the water the next day and check the water level at least every other day afterwards.
Here are several things you can add to the water to get your flowers to last longer. You can also change the water everyday.
That’s it for my tutorial on how to use real flowers in hanging baskets! You won’t want to miss the creative ways to decorate and style on a budget from the talented Thrifty Style Team ladies! You can check them all out through the links below!
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Happy thrifting and styling!