Reconnecting with nature is good for us. It’s not just good for us, it is great for us! It is the best thing you can do for your mind, body and soul. Nurturing that connection with the outdoor world and being in tune with the changing of the seasons can have a big impact on your wellbeing.
Taking time out of your busy day to create something brings a real sense of achievement. You feel proud of yourself and it is incredibly important to feel proud of yourself. Self love people! That is what it is all about.
My boxes of flowers are designed so you do all the arranging yourself (with a little help along the way). Taking 15 minutes out of the hustle and bustle that is life to just totally switch off and stop the clock to create something beautiful. So I thought I would write a blog for this wonderful season and dedicate it to all things crafty.
With each arrangement from me you also get a naturey/floral craft to do attached to the arranging guide. I have bunched together a couple of all my favourite seasonal crafts for you to have a go at this spring. Designed especially for you to sit down, create and unwind, whilst making something pretty!
So let’s get crafty this spring!
Naturally Dyed Tablecloth for your Home
Have you ever done a big house tidy and realise you’ve got loads of old tablecloths and things discarded around the house? I’ve found so many old tablecloths and t-shirts that need a new lease of life… So I’m going to dye them pink!
What you need:
- A tablecloth made from natural fibers (cotton and linen are perfect)
- 2 1/2 cups of chopped beetroots (should be 2-3 large beets)
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- A large pot (make sure it’s large enough to hold the tablecloth & the liquid)
What to do:
1. Fill your pot 3/4 of the way full with water. Add your beets and bring to a boil. Once boiled, simmer for an hour on low and add 1/2 cup of vinegar.
2. Once ready and slightly cooled, start dipping in your tablecloth, make sure to cover all the fabric.
3. Mix the pot and let the tablecloth soak for about two hours.
4. Wring the tablecloth of dye and air dry (the heat actually helps set the colour).
Pink is the new white!
How to make confetti from your Freddie’s Flowers!
Confetti derives from Latin confectum ‘something prepared’, and after reading this you’ll be able to prepare it just fine. Perfect for weddings or any celebration. I mean, throwing confetti is always fun. And when you know you’ve made it yourself it makes that throw all that bit sweeter.
- Pick the petals from your Freddie’s bunch. Avoid petals that are turning brown on the edges as these become very brown on drying.
- Line a microwave plate with a piece of paper towel.
- Place the petals onto the paper towel in a single layer. Any overlapping will stick together so give them some space!
- Cover the layer of petals with a second piece of paper towel.
- Place the plate in your microwave and heat on high until the petals are no longer damp to the touch. ‘Cook’ for 30 second increments until you find the petals are dry enough.
- Once dry, store in a sealed container. Keep them in a dark cool place until the time to celebrate!
Why not give these crafts a go? Please do share your leaflet crafts with us when you make them. Email it into firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram, @freddiesflowers on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to see how creative you can get with it!