How to | Summer Flower Arrangement

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle Typically Sunday's are my day of choice when it comes to picking up flowers for the apartment... But every now and then, I need a mid-week pick me up, which is exactly what happened last Thursday.  I can't exactly say which flowers it was that pulled me into to the deli that day, but somehow I walked out with 4 different bundles and a HUGE smile on my face.  It's wonderful how happy something as simple as flowers can make you.

For under $40, I picked up two different types of hydrangeas, dahlias, and sunflowers - and I must say, I'm pretty happy with the end result.  And now, one week later they are still going strong - with the exception of the white hydrangea, which didn't make it past yesterdays humidity.

Green Hydrangeas, How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

Dahlias, How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

White Hydrangeas, How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

Sunflowers, How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Sage + Sparkle

How to Summer Flower Arrangement, Owl Vase, Sage + Sparkle

When it comes to creating your own summer flower arrangement, don't be afraid to mix flowers you never would have thought went together.  I like to play around with whats available at the store before purchasing - holding them together, imagining what they may look like.  You can do the same thing too! Also, I came across this awesome article, about extending the life of cut flowers - highly recommended.