Arranging flowers is one of those small DIY's that is not only a relaxing outlet for your creativity but also can totally transform your space. If you've ever followed one of our Apartment Therapy Cures, you'll know that buying fresh flowers is one of the first steps towards making a happy and healthy home. It's an affordable luxury that adds color and life to any interior.
But what if your corner deli only sells wilted red roses with baby's breath, and the local florist charges an arm and a leg for an arrangement that looks like you stole it from a funeral home?
Our friends at H.Bloom offer a subscription service where you can get regular deliveries of gorgeous, stylish bouquets. They've just introduced their newest and most affordable service, Arrange Your Own, where they send you the loose stems and you get to put the arrangements together however you like!
Arrange Your Own offers infinite flexibility and variety because you can decide how to mix and match the blooms you get, which change with each delivery. You might want a large centerpiece one delivery, and then the next time you do a few small arrangements around your home. Or if you're having a dinner party, you can set the table with a different bloom in a bud vase at each place setting.
Every week, the H.Bloom blog posts how-to videos, where their floral designers offer tips on how to arrange that week's flower selection. Customers can also enter the Arrange Your Own photo contest, where you can post your own arrangements on H.Bloom's Facebook page. The images above are all examples of actual customers' arrangements! Which is your favorite?
The best part is how affordable it is: $29 for enough fresh flowers for two or three arrangements! And delivery is free in New York City, Chicago and Washington, DC.
(Images from the H.Bloom Arrange Your Own photo contest)