Dahlia:curates – In Bloom – why I created my spring flower styling course

spring florals, spring flowers, pink, yellow, green

Whenever I get an idea for a new styling with flowers course I always sit down with a cuppa and ask myself why I’m doing it. 

  • Who is this course for?
  • What do I want to achieve? 
  • What value and expertise can I offer?
  • How can I inspire and create a joyful space for flower time?

My mission is to team my styling experience (nearly two decades) with my love of flowers to inspire and show you how easily you can achieve some eye-catching displays. And for both In Bloom and A Foraged Christmas (my other seasonal mini) I wanted to offer both of these elements for a great value price. Having invested in online courses myself, I’m aware that some vary wildly in price and as I have my main chunkier four week ‘Style with Blooms’ course I wanted to create something that was under £25 and that gives you instant access as soon as you enrol. There’s no Facebook group, but you still get access to me for the period the content is available for. 

 

A fresh start

I wanted to carry on with the seasonal theme of A Foraged Christmas and it seemed natural for In Bloom to be all about spring. What does spring represent to you? For me it’s new beginnings, shaking off those winter blues and losing those muddy sludgy colours that winter gives us. Yes, I know it can also bring frosty mornings and bright blue skies, but let’s face it, this winter has been more about wind and rain that brightness!

Spring is about looking at our homes with fresh eyes. We often have a ‘spring clean’ at this time of the year to clear out the clutter and start anew don’t we. It’s time to reconnect with nature and bring those pretty flowers in. For me they represent happiness and a joyful energy that is much needed after the darkness and hibernation element of winter.

Another bonus is that this is one of the cheapest times of year in terms of flowers – you can buy oodles of daffodils and tulips for under £10 and budding branches look fabulous in tall vases. It’s such a cheerful time and perfect for decorating your home with flowers. 

 

The four projects

spring flowers spring wall hanging

1. A simple wall-hanging

I love the idea of having flowers hanging off hooks around the house – this is a great alternative to a wreath and will look fabulous above a mantel, or placed on a wall by the dining table as I have done. 

 

Easter table setting spring flowers mini eggs

2. Spring/Easter table setting

After Christmas, Easter is the next celebration where we all gather with family and friends so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to show you how to pull a pretty table setting together.

 

spring flower crown

3. Flower crown

Who doesn’t love a flower crown? Practise your flower crown skills and use them for summer festivals and days out with the girls 🙂

 

spring mantel arrangement on trend flowers spring branches

4. On trend mantel arrangement

Believe it or not, flower trends exist especially within the wedding industry and one trend this year is to have a variation of heights within a display.  The emphasis being on a cluster of flower heads just above the vase top with flower varieties and other stems added to create interest. 

 

Curated for you

I really hope you love the projects, each was chosen to show you a different way to display your blooms in your home. Although these projects use spring flowers, you can apply the same methods to seasonal flowers all year round. 

You can find out more here and if you have any questions then please email me at sophie@dahliaonline.co.uk 🙂 xx

 

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