Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did

Bloomin' marvellous...

A couple of weeks ago, around Mother's Day- my nan and I paid a visit to Cath Kidston HQ to join in on a wonderful Grace & Thorn DIY session- making some gorgeous floral arrangements in some of Cath's signature mugs- and the perfect hand made gift! It's safe to say after the evening I felt massively inspired, so much so that I was determined on putting my new (limited) floristry skills to the test and giving it a go myself (creating a wee step by step in the process too)! Although you can select some foliage and blooms from your garden, I picked up a small selection from my florist (a market would be good too)- to create my selection, but you can work with whatever you have to hand really!

Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
You will need:
- Floristry tape
- A pair of scissors
- A bunch of foliage
- A small bunch of small flowers
- A couple of bigger blooms to create a focal point
- A mug of your choice (I love Cath's selection for a nice wide cup)!

Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
1. Fill your mug half way and take your tape, cut it into strips the width of your mug, and create a 3-strips-across/wide grid on your mug- make sure they are stuck down, in order to support your flowers!
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
2. To create your mini-bouquet, start by inserting foliage in the furthest corners, and building inwards. This helps create a good base (and to disguise any tape too)! Try and go with the 'movement' of the flowers, so if they fall in a certain direction, try and compliment that by where you place them in the mug.
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
3. Gradually start building up and adding some delicate flowers into the mix. Try and keep things balanced, and keep your focal flowers (i.e the bigger blooms) central, or balanced with one another on each side.

4. Keep building up your bouquet, filling in any empty spaces with foliage and smaller flowers- so you don't have any gaping gaps or spaces!
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
5. Give your flowers as the perfect gift (and they can use the mug for a biiiig culpa afterwards too)!

x
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did

Bloomin' marvellous...

A couple of weeks ago, around Mother's Day- my nan and I paid a visit to Cath Kidston HQ to join in on a wonderful Grace & Thorn DIY session- making some gorgeous floral arrangements in some of Cath's signature mugs- and the perfect hand made gift! It's safe to say after the evening I felt massively inspired, so much so that I was determined on putting my new (limited) floristry skills to the test and giving it a go myself (creating a wee step by step in the process too)! Although you can select some foliage and blooms from your garden, I picked up a small selection from my florist (a market would be good too)- to create my selection, but you can work with whatever you have to hand really!

Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
You will need:
- Floristry tape
- A pair of scissors
- A bunch of foliage
- A small bunch of small flowers
- A couple of bigger blooms to create a focal point
- A mug of your choice (I love Cath's selection for a nice wide cup)!

Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
1. Fill your mug half way and take your tape, cut it into strips the width of your mug, and create a 3-strips-across/wide grid on your mug- make sure they are stuck down, in order to support your flowers!
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
2. To create your mini-bouquet, start by inserting foliage in the furthest corners, and building inwards. This helps create a good base (and to disguise any tape too)! Try and go with the 'movement' of the flowers, so if they fall in a certain direction, try and compliment that by where you place them in the mug.
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
3. Gradually start building up and adding some delicate flowers into the mix. Try and keep things balanced, and keep your focal flowers (i.e the bigger blooms) central, or balanced with one another on each side.

4. Keep building up your bouquet, filling in any empty spaces with foliage and smaller flowers- so you don't have any gaping gaps or spaces!
Flower Mug DIY What Olivia Did
5. Give your flowers as the perfect gift (and they can use the mug for a biiiig culpa afterwards too)!

x

52 comments:

  1. How cute is this?!?!
    I loved! <3

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  2. These look so beautiful and it seems so easy to do, I definitely need to have a go!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  3. This is a beautiful idea! Love it!

    - Darcy Victoria
    xox

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  4. The tape is such a good idea! Such a cute idea to display flowers in a mug too, I'm at uni so we definitely don't have a vase haha. Bet it's so therapeutic, such a lovely post! cottonandcandie xx

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  5. I love the idea of lattice tape to hold the flowers! very creative!

    Aine Oh

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  6. What a great idea! Some mugs are so pretty that they can definitely be used as vases for flowers - especially Cath Kidston mugs! Thanks for this tutorial, love it ;)

    Julia xx
    Check out my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/edinburgh-photo-diary-part-i.html

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  7. What a lovely idea, will definitely put all my mugs to good use! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  8. Ah this is soo pretty! <3

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  9. This is soo pretty! <3

    emilybashforth.blogspot.com

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  10. this is such a brilliant idea and it's so easy and inexpensive too...definitely trying this out, thank you for sharing it Olivia..love your arrangement too, so beautiful <3

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  11. this is so beautiful!! love it :)

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  12. Very nice !

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  13. This is so lovely and ethereal, like you ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  14. Beautifully photographed!

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  15. great idea!! lovely piece!=)x

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  16. This is such a beautiful arrangement! I had no idea you could use tape for arranging flowers, I'm definitely going to be doing so in future!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  17. This is such a cute idea
    xo
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  18. The tape is such a good idea, need to remember that when I'm arranging flowers! This is a lovely centre piece and Cath Kinston mugs are my fave

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This is such a lovely idea! I need to try this out xx

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  20. Such a lovely idea,

    will be doing this in my Cath Kidston's!

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  21. So pretty! This actually seems like something I might try out for Mother's Day (we have it in May!). I wonder if it would work with regular tape?
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  22. I love putting flowers together and making small, yet colourful, arragments, but I never thought about adding tape to actually make them stay in place. Best idea EVER!

    Love x
    Catarina // ohkori.blogspot.com

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  23. Wonderful idea! Will have to pin this :)

    Laura / The Likely Lady xx

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  24. It look so beautiful!

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  25. What great idea!

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  26. I've seen this grid method using tape before, it is actually so clever! Lovely flower arrangement too!

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  27. This is so beautiful!

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  28. that arrangement is so beautiful! looking at it makes me happy :)

    Ayre

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  29. Looks beautiful! I love how a little display like this can instantly brighten up a room :-)

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  30. Love this post Olivia! I've never seen the tape used before, such a great idea. I'll be trying this out soon!
    Emma Xx

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  31. Great idea :) It looks gorgeous!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  32. Such a cute idea! Looks lovely xx

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  33. This is such a good idea! Absolutely love it! x
    Jess Said...

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  34. The Idea is great! But can I take also fresh flowers or is it better to take plastic flowers? ..

    Love,
    BEAUTYFOODY

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  35. Such a cute idea! I love flowers, they brighten up any space Xxxxx

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  36. I have never thought about using tape before for flower arranging, what a handy little tip, such a lovely gift idea too!

    Louise x

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  37. This is so cute! I need to have a go at this!

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  38. What a perfect trick, I need to start using tape!!

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  39. Fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to give this a go!

    Josie :) x

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  40. so pretty!


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  41. This is so cute! I'm going to do this for mother's day!

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  42. Thos is such a gorgeous idea! They'd make amazing vintage wedding centre pieces!
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  43. Wow, using personalised mugs for flowers is an amazing idea! I quite enjoy making my own personalised mugs, now I’ll have to make one that will go well with flowers :)

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