Weekend Recap: Blooms

With the beautiful sunny weather we had this weekend I was in full on spring mode. I know we are not there yet, but inject a bit of spring into my home I decided that fresh blooms were in order.

My favorite part of going into the city is the access of fresh blooms at all of the corner deli’s. They are beautiful and cheap! I’m out in the suburbs so it’s not always possible for me to get fresh flowers from the city. When I’m in a bind I head to Fairway Market. If you have one near you I would check them out. They are always full of flowers and each bunch is around $10.

I knew right away exactly where I was going to place them. A couple of weekends ago I had gone to the outlets. I had left pretty much empty handed, but did find two greek key tissue boxes on total clearance at William Sonoma Home. They were originally $34.95 and we got two for $1.98. I have teeny tiny bathrooms with very little counter space so using them as traditional tissue holders was not going to happen, but I knew I could put them to use.

Here is what you need:

-Tissue box
-small bowl that fits inside tissue box
-floral foam

Step 1:

{ Cut foam to size and place inside bowl}

Step 2:

{Cover green foam with water}

Step 3:

{Flip over tissue box and place bowl inside}

Step 4:

{Cut flowers to size. I wanted mine to peek out just a bit from the opening so I cut them all at the standard height. When you start to place them in foam due to angles some will need to be trimmed a little more.}

Step 5:

{In order to get the arrangement you want I pretend I’m making a bouquet before so that I can see if I like the arrangement or want to switch things up.}

Step 6:

{I start building my arrangements from the opposite ends and then build towards the middle and sides.}


{I first tried it them out in my pink living room!}

After I finished the second arrangement I moved them to my dining room:

I’m so happy that I didn’t pass up the clearance tissue boxes at the outlets. Sometimes you just need to think outside of the box. I knew right away that I would put them to good use. Do you have any chic tissue boxes that you can re work and fill with blooms?

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29 Responses to Weekend Recap: Blooms

  1. Very clever! I think I need to invest in some floral foam. I’ve been doing the tape grid thing and it’s a huge pain in the butt when it’s time to change the water.

  2. modern jane says:

    So beautiful and what a great find! Did you see that our Annechovie prints were both featured on her blog today? Fun fun!

  3. Chic Geek says:

    What a creative idea! Your pictures are gorgeous. Whatever camera your using it’s phenomenal!!

  4. Heather says:

    This is such a good idea and looks so pretty!

  5. autumn says:

    those roses are GORGEOUS! and i love how creative you were with the tissue box. the arrangement is so pretty..i love the orange and peach and green together.

  6. Rebecca says:

    what a great find and what a creative idea! Absolutely stunning arangements!

  7. Blondie says:

    These look gorgeous!!!! I love having fresh flowers around. I am having a giveaway that ends this Friday to celebrate Spring. Check it out and enter if you haven’t already! Kori xoxo


  8. Ingrid says:

    What beautiful flowers! I am needing some flower life in our house right now! I also spied that beautiful white bowl from Pier 1 that I am wanting!

  9. Oh my lordy, this is just pure heaven. Flower arranging is my deepest passion…I can be taken away to the happiest place on earth when doing this very activity! Your’s are absolutely gorgeous, great color combos and perfect arranging. Thanks so much for sharing, I am now so happy!!!

  10. pve says:

    so sweet! love how you took something and gave it a new purpose. aachoo to a lovely bouquet!

  11. Malinda says:

    Love the greek key tissue boxes! They look great as vases. And those flowers are gorgeous. Very springy indeed. I wrote about using unlikely containers/boxes for arrangements, too…http://ourdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/fresh-cut-friday-except-its-saturday.html

    So many fun options out there. Now you’ll have me checking out tissues boxes, too!

  12. The flowers are beautiful and the tissue box is an ingenious use of an ordinary object used in an extraordinary way. Brava!

  13. Linda says:

    Great idea! I love it. Thank you!

  14. Kristy Swain says:

    So insanely beautiful. Love the colors!

  15. kate says:

    so creative. i would have never guessed. and, i love the graphic detail on the “vase”.

  16. Shelly says:

    What a terffic idea and a great way to add a touch of spring to your home. I’m off to Trader Joe’s to pick up some flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Very clever. I will never look at a tissue box the same way again. I just made 6 arrangements of roses for tables at a memorial dinner yesterday. Each arrangement was a different color with 24 roses in each one. I bought them for $4 a dozen at a place called Produce Junction. They were all so pretty, but I kept the yellow ones and gave the rest to friends and family after the dinner was over.
    My best- Diane

  18. Elsa says:

    What a wonderful idea! I’m keeping my eye out for tissue boxes from now on.

  19. So pretty! What a great job you did, Camila!

  20. Incredibly clever! Well done.
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

  21. Scientific Housewife says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous!

  22. Andrea says:

    What a clever idea. I love using something for a purpose other than it was intended.

  23. Katie says:

    You blow me away with your creativity! I can’t wait to try this.

  24. Heidi says:

    I’m loving the Greek key! And those are some serious floral skills you’ve got going over there. Styled to perfection :)

  25. Nikki says:

    How adorable!! And what a creative idea. I would never think of such a thing. The arrangements look amazing!!

  26. Gabriella says:

    Absolutely love this! What a brilliant idea! xo

  27. April says:

    Great idea!! Looks super cute!

  28. Lauren says:

    They look amazing & I love the tissue box turned planter! I’m running out to TJ in search of some! Thanks for the great idea.

  29. emily says:

    Where is the mirror from in the second to last shot?

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