Sunday, 22 April 2018

Unique Ways To Display Plants And Flowers




Are you bored of me talking about plants yet? #crazyplantlady

I wanted to dedicate a post to talking about the ways I display my plants and flowers because, unbeknownst to my former non-plant lady self, you don't have to keep them in the pot and you don't always have to bring out the same old vase every time you buy fresh flowers. Over the past couple of years I've become a little more creative with the ways I've been displaying my plants and flowers and wanted to share a few on here (because seriously, are you bored of me talking about plants yet?). Also  please note that these are not the most revolutionary or original ideas that will wow your socks off, but I have been putting a bit more effort in recently and have loved what I've come up with.

M U G S ,  C U P S  A N D  S A U C E R S  |  Does anyone else have way more mugs in their cupboard than they know what to do with? Even with a full dishwasher I could probably have the full cast of Les Mis over for a cuppa and have mugs to spare. So I've started using some of mine differently; you guessed it, they've got plants in them. I've been using saucers and cute little plates as plant pot stands for ages, but only recently had the (not-so) revolutionary idea of using the actual cups and mugs to keep the plants in too. However tempting it was to use this giant yellow mug from Dunelm for a huge morning coffee, it goes too well with my yellow flowered cactus to not pair them together. It's been a while since I've had any plants small enough to display in teacups, but I recently bought some new plant babies that look super cute displayed in a cup and saucer.
Top plant lady tip: for drainage pop a layer of little stones in the bottom of the cup.


Yellow mug| Sage cup and saucer* (both Dunelm)


G L A S S E S  A N D  J A R S  |  I love me a good clip jar, but aside from the odd batch of granola, I rarely actually keep anything in them (this girl ain't got time for decanting absolutely everything into jars just to keep them in a cupboard) so I've started doubling them up as vases when I have flowers and also for popping dried gypsophila into. There's something about them that just looks a bit more interesting than a standard vase especially when they're grouped together and I'm forever looking for new things to keep dried gypsophila in; I love buying it fresh, but always think it's a waste to get rid of when it looks so nice dried too!


 Large Kilner clip jar| Small Kilner preserving jarMedium Kilner preserving jar| Palm leaf candle holder* (all Dunelm)



P H O T O F R A M E S  |  Out of all these ideas, this is probably my most original (in that I thought of it myself, I have no doubt that other people most definitely will have done it before though). I actually first did this with dried gypsophila when we had a couple of frames to fill, but couldn't decide on pictures for them. I absolutely adore it pressed in the glass frames and I'm definitely going to add some colour to those by mixing in some other pressed flowers too. I've also got a couple of similar frames with polaroid style photos in that could look cute with a simple pop of gypsophila added in to. The possibilities of dried gypsophila are endless guys!


Large wooden frame| Copper frame* (both Dunelm)


How do you display your plants and flowers? Let me know if you try any of these!

Amy x

*Gifted items. Opinions and crazy plant lady vibes my own.
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  1. Love this post, I also use mugs for plants , love the jar idea though, oh and gorgeous photos as always x
    katescloset.uk

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    1. Thank you! Love jars for fresh flowers :) xx

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  2. Oh I love all of these but I think the plants-in-mugs-situation is my fave! I need to try this at home. xxx

    Yella
    www.yellahawk.com

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    1. Thank you - I always think they look so cute in mugs! xx

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  3. Framing flowers is such a beautiful idea, and something I'd never really thought of before (besides a rather flamboyant one at a floral masterclass last summer!). Your ideas are so special Amy, also love them displayed in an array of glass jars. Too sweet!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. I can imagine framing flowers would be a very you thing! Thanks lovely xx

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  4. I'm trying to revamp my living room with some funky plants so this post couldn't come at a better time!

    https://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com.au

    xx

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    1. Oooh I hope it gave you some inspo, let me know what you do! x

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  5. That's pretty cool ideas
    Thanks for sharing

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  6. You are the QUEEN of plants and I enjoyed this a lot. Constantly thinking I need to up my interiors game to make the granny flat less of a lost cause - that cactus in the yellow mug is just my favourite, I think I might have to do something similar! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. Thanks so much gal, can't wait to see what you come up with! xx

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  7. It's really refreshing to have some plants in the house. :D I have been growing some cactus in a cup.



    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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    1. Aw I bet it's so cute! I love plants in the house (as you may be able to tell haha!) xx

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