I come from a family of “sweaters.” Not the object, but the sweating, verb type. My dad, siblings, and kids are all sweaters. I can sweat in an air-conditioned room. One of my brothers resorted to Botox because his work shirts became a walking billboard of his sweaty self. I am not far behind, but at approximately $300 per underarm, I would rather use that Botox between the brows. So I got creative with a scissor hack that will have you asking…she did what? [Read more…]
Does anyone have a love/hate relationship with floral arrangements? For example, I love real tulips and plants, but not when my fern sheds on a freshly swept floor. I don’t like faux flowers, but I take no issue with faux floral stems. See what I mean? Is it just me? As a real estate agent, I learned a lot from the photographers I work with to photograph new listings. Along the way, I learned a few floral arrangement hacks to make less look like more.
Less = Less $
(my math skills at work there)
My kids would translate that last sentence to, “Cheap ways to make more with less.” Um, yes. And, I really think the binder clip is the most undervalued office supply staple (no pun intended).
The binder clip is my go-to office supply for simple floral arrangement hacks. The binder clips make the stems look taller and fuller. It’s all in the way the stems of any floral arrangement are …. well ..arranged. I like to use a binder clip to add height to floral arrangements.
This is especially helpful when staging a blank space that needs some additional height.
I also use wood stems (and even branches) to bulk up a floral arrangement. And, wood branches are inexpensive and pair great with any other floral stem. The binder clip just snaps in the lower 1/2 of the stems which helps to hide the binder clip.
This next floral arrangement hack is a way to anchor stems to the insides of oversized planters. You know what I used to corral the stems and prevent them from sliding into each other?
Yep, I used an empty toilet paper roll for the larger floral stems. They worked great. They caught on the sides of the planter and just sat still like an anchor.
Another simple floral arrangement hack is to make floral arrangements with less greenery; without it looking like I skimped on greenery. I refer to it as loading the front end of the floral container. This floral arrangement hack works great in bookcases.
Here’s how I did this in my office and I repeated it with several smaller arrangements throughout the house.
Here’s another greenery arrangement I did in our basement on the freshly painted Hale Navy shelves. The back of the container was filled with recycled packing paper.
Simple Floral Arrangement Hacks