I just love creative, unexpected touches in floral arrangements, and one of my very favorite unconventional touches is the use of fruits and vegetables. They can add such a dramatic element--often at a very affordable price if you take advantage of what's in season.
This strawberry bouquet made me swoon. So fresh, so innovative!
In the fall, take advantage of bountiful apples to create striking but simple arrangements. Something like this looks absolutely stunning, but is very easy for a DIY project.
I don't think I've ever seen a more elegant fall bouquet. Apples and some filler. How easy??
We often associate lemons with summer and lemonade stands, but they actually ripen in January. They last an incredibly long time on the tree, however, and I can find all the free citrus I can handle here in the Phoenix area until early May. I love simple lemonarrangementslike this! Another absolutely doable, easy DIY floral project.
Don't forget vegetables! How fabulous is this bouquet with artichokes?
What a clever way to arrange the table cards! It looks like a succulent garden.
Think beyond roses and carnations! Don't be afraid to incorporate fruit, grasses, seeds, succulents, etc., in your floral arrangements. Often these items are right out your back door--perfect for the do-it-yourself entertainer.