Decorate With Spring Flowers And Ribbon

We had some great weather this weekend, and I’m finally feeling like spring is on its way! I should be able to get my indoor herb garden started up again in another week or so, but in the meantime I’m getting in the spirit with some spring flowers!

Decorate with spring flowers and ribbon by PracticallyFunctional.net

How fun are those colors?!

I have a little confession to make: fake flowers are my absolute favorite! They come in a million colors and styles, they last forever, and I’m not allergic to them! Plus, they are ALWAYS on sale at the Michael’s near us, so it’s a win-win!

So to bring a bit of spring indoors this weekend, I decided to do a super simple project with these flowers and a bit of ribbon!

All you need are:

  • some flowers
  • a jar or vase
  • ribbon(s)

Decorate With Spring Flowers - Materials

I cleaned out an old pickle jar for this project. These flowers are big and bushy, and they need a short, squat vase to offset that. If I put these flowers in a tall vase they’d just look silly. :-)

Start by decorating your jar or vase. I picked out a thick yellow ribbon and a skinny, bright green one because I love the idea of one or two ribbons tied around the vase. It gives the display a bit of color you might not find in the flowers.

I used a tiny dab of glue to hold the yellow ribbon ends together at the back of the jar, then tied a length of the green ribbon in a bow on the front.

Decorate With Spring Flowers - Ribbons on vases by PracticallyFunctional.net

It’s easy, simple, and fun; just the way I like it!

I’m really loving these flowers! They’re happy and festive and they help brighten up the apartment!

Decorate with spring flowers and ribbon by PracticallyFunctional.net

Are you decorating for spring yet? I decorated for St. Patrick’s Day already, but I gotta get some stuff up for Easter pretty soon here!


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  1. Great idea! I love the flowers you chose and I’d actually be able to keep these “alive” for a while!

  2. Courtenay says:

    OK, I love michael’s flowers. I totally thought those were real! :)

  3. Now these are some flowers I could actually keep alive! ;) What a cute little project! C’mon spring! I am so ready for warm weather! (I’m in Pittsburgh, PA, so it could be a while!) Happy Monday, Jessi!

    ~Abby =)

  4. There is nothing like some colorful flowers to cheer up a room! Those are so pretty…

  5. You have a great talent decorating!! I’m jealous…. :)
    This arrangement look BEAUTIFUL and colorful
    I also have fake flowers in the house. I don’t like to see dying flowers after a few days….

  6. In the picture they look real!! Nice choice! Simple design is sometimes the best solution.

  7. I like your spring arrangement…fake flowers live longer (that’s my motto)! I wish I had a Michael’s near me, the closest one is in another state! I found you via the Domestic Superhero party. I wanted to invite you to share your project(s) at my Rock ‘N Share party too!

  8. Jessi, I thought they were real! So pretty!

  9. I recently started using silk flowers in my decor, too. Love them! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  10. Love it – thanks for sharing. Joining from Shine on Friday – http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  11. I love those colors! Beautiful and totally springy!

  12. so pretty and simple, Jessi. LOVE it! :)

  13. I love this. I makes me sad that there is snow on the ground here…

    I’m stopping by from Say Not Sweet Anne, by the way!

  14. Looks so lovely!! I love Spring and flowers. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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