Recent events have caused panic and uncertainty across the country and the rest of the world. With social distancing becoming increasingly important, many people find the idea of spending more time at home terrifying or just plain boring. We’re here to tell you this doesn’t have to be the case.
Flowers are scientifically proven to boost feelings of joy and gratitude across all age groups and cultures. They’re also beneficial for our mental and physical health. Next time you’re stocking up on groceries, make sure to pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers to bring home and have fun with! We rounded up a list of flower projects to try that will keep you excited and get your creativity flowing.
Read up on flower facts and history
Spending more time at home is a great opportunity to catch up on reading and discover new books and blogs on topics that interest you. If you love flowers, exploring more about their background can teach you a thing or two about your favorite varieties. You might also learn important information you should know if you’re a designer who works with flowers regularly.
Learn tips and tricks from YouTubers
YouTube is a wonderful tool for learning and picking up new skills. Search for floral designers who are on YouTube sharing their knowledge and expertise and use it to keep perfecting your craft.
Plant a flower garden
Botanicals and gardening are known to be therapeutic and healing to both our body and mind. If you have a garden or backyard space, pick up a couple of seeds before retreating at home and start your very own colorful flower garden to enjoy when they bloom.
Pin your ideas
Starting a Pinterest board when you’re at home can offer a source of ready inspiration when you need it later on. Whether you’re gathering new arrangement ideas or organizing your color palette boards, Pinterest can be a fun and productive way to spend your time.
Create a dried arrangement
If you have leftover flowers, don’t toss them. Preserve them by hanging them upside down for a couple of days and then use them to create a dried floral arrangement that will last for years to come.
Create a pressed flower picture
Extra flowers can make for beautiful and meaningful art. Press flowers by carefully placing them in a book lined with parchment paper for about a week. After this process, use decorative picture frames you have on hand to display your pressed flowers and create a new piece for your home or gift to a loved one.
Get creative with your vases
You’d be surprised at how creative we get when we have limited resources. We suggest playing around with different objects in your home to create new, quirky vases for your blooms. Available kitchenware such as pitchers, drinking glasses, empty wine bottles, or even small shot glasses can all make for a beautiful way to bring your flowers to life. Another fun idea: using bowls to create a floating flower display!
Flowers are a universal symbol of happiness, connection and joy. If you find that you’re spending time at home, look no further than this list of flower projects to keep you busy. We’re sure they will bring a little extra beauty into your home and lift your mood in the process during this much needed time.