See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

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Happy happy Friday!!

It’s an extra special Friday here!  I am SO excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Afloral.com to create some beautiful, EASY, and totally doable flower arrangements over the next 4 weeks!

Beautiful flowers arrangements used as bouquets in weddings or as centerpieces always intrigue me.  It takes such a creative eye to pair all the different flowers into the perfect arrangement.

I always see tons of tutorials and inspiration on Pinterest.  It’s embarrassing to admit but I’ve tried to replicate flower arrangements I see online and have failed miserably.  But, this is truly a skill that I want to have so I decided to instead of copying another arrangement I would create me own!

Best part of this series of posts…

I’m going to have step by step directions and exact products that I used linked in the posts so that you can do it, too!

Y’all, I’m SO excited for these posts.  It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had some postpartum issues going on (not to get into too many detail there) and generally having 3 kids and being back at my “real” job has left me exhausted and without much of a creative drive.

But, enough about me.  Let’s chat my go-to flowers for arrangements!

While it may be August now and many of the flowers in these arrangements may be considered “summer flowers”, I think there are some flowers that can be used year round.

Roses immediately come to mind!  You can definitely use roses in your decor year round.  I’m thinking a deep red or burgundy for winter,  pinks for spring and summer, yellow for fall.  Or, choose white roses that can be used all year!

Greenery and stems can be used year round, too!  Having the base of your arrangements be some type of greenery never goes out of season.  Switch out the filler flowers based on the season and you have an arrangement that can match the weather.

Another favorite of mine (and I think all of the internet, too) are peonies.  Love love love peonies.  They come in such a variety of bold or soft colors that it’s impossible to go wrong!

For the perfect farmhouse flower arrangement, pair lots of greenery with soft or muted color flowers.

That’s my strategy for all four of the arrangements I’m going to show to you.  Choose some greenery as a base and add in some roses and peonies in white and pale pink for the perfect pop of color.

Here’s the farmhouse flower arrangement for this month!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

LOOOOOVE love love love.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

Here’s what you need to make it:

Note: Some items have seasonal availability.  If you click over and don’t see the product, follow the categories below to find similar options!

Now remember, I am definitely 100% not a flower arranging master.  But, if I can do it, so can you!!  I’m finding that doing this is not really a science but more of an art.  And there’s not a right or wrong way to do art, my friends! 🙂

First, arrange the largest greenery first.

In my case that was the gardenia spray.

Tip for you!  Don’t trim the flower length until you know EXACTLY where you want it.  I all to often will just snip inches off of a flower spray only to cut it too short and be stuck with something that doesn’t work!  Even better, don’t trim it at all!  Fold the stem in half.  If you need to make the spray look shorter or taller simply change where you folded it in the first place!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I folded the gardenia spray stem?  I had to redo where it was folded several times to get the perfect length!  If I had cut it, I betcha I would have cut too much 😉

I arranged the first one to stick out on the side:

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

Then, the second one stood more vertical in the milk can:

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

 

Before adding in the rest of the greenery, I arranged the anemones because I couldn’t resist their wonderfully unique feel.  The bold black center really stands out to me so I wanted them to be a focal feature.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

Next, I added in the other greenery (seeded eucalyptus and lamb’s ear).  I centered the lamb’s ear in the middle of the milk can.  The seeded eucalyptus has a beautiful whimsical feel to it so I let it drape over the sides.

With the greenery complete it was time to add the rest of the filler flowers!  This is where it gets fun!!

I added the white roses to the center of the milk can.  I wanted them to be more in the background of the arrangement, just to give the base of the arrangement some depth from only seeing green.

Last, I snipped the peony buds, cabbage roses, and miniature roses.  These stems can be cut smaller than the greenery stems because they are just filling in the arrangement, not providing a base for support.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

Remember, there’s no exact science to this!  I must have moved the peonies and roses around 10 times before I got the perfect design.

I simply LOVE this arrangement.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

You guys, I can’t say enough about the quality of the flowers!  They look SO real!  They are nothing like the faux flowers I’ve used before.  The colors and small details really make them gorgeous.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

This would look great as a centerpiece like I did here.  Or, even as a wedding table centerpiece!  I’m picturing a rustic wedding with this in the middle.  Perfect!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

I mean, just look at those details!!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

And, the anemone!  My favorite part!

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

To compliment the beautiful flowers, I used a perfectly farmhouse style milk can (chippy paint and all!)

The exact one I used is no longer available (booo!!) but I’ve found a ton of other options for you to choose from.

See how I made a simple flower arrangement that anyone can do themselves and paired it with a vintage farmhouse milk can for the perfect farmhouse style flower arrangement or centerpiece! farmhouse decor | farmhouse style | farmhouse flower arrangements | flower arrangements DIY | DIY centerpieces wedding | farmhouse style centerpiece

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Alright, friends!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Remember to check back the next 3 Fridays for some more easy flower arrangement ideas!!

Wishing you a joyful day!

 

 

 

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Mary @ The Cofran Home

    Oh my gosh- SO gorgeous! Definitely going to go make my own! Afloral has such great products! Great job xoxo

    Reply
  2. Janine

    What a gorgeous flower arrangement! I also love the milk can which makes quite a great statement on your dining room table! Your tutorial is so helpful and thorough! Great post!

    Reply
  3. Amanda

    Holy cow, those flowers are STUNNING!

    Reply
  4. Maria

    Super pretty, i have a few dairy cans I could use and create a pretty rose arrangement like yours. Thanks for the inspirations. Maria

    Reply
  5. Carolann

    Oh my gosh, I am so in love with the milk cans! I have to get one today! The arrangement looks stunning in it! I am so in love with it all!

    Reply
  6. yuni

    what a lovely arrangement! the milk can is such a great idea!

    Reply
  7. Jennifer Gainer

    Nice job on the floral arrangement I really love the milk can a whole lot! It makes the arrangement pop.

    Reply
  8. Lynn

    What a perfectly lovely arrangement…one that will carry you for several months. Thanks for the tips.

    Lynn

    Reply
  9. Sam - Raggedy Bits

    What a beautiful flower arrangement and boy do they look perfect in your milk can!

    Reply
  10. Amy

    This is beautiful but what is really catching my eye is your wall color in the background. Would you mind sharing the color and brand?? It’s so perfect!

    Reply
    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks so much Amy. I can’t take credit for the wall color – it’s actually my best friend’s home! It’s stunning though, right?! I asked her and she said it’s “Sensual Jade” by Valspar. She also said to try and get a more expensive version of their base paint because she had to use 3 coats to get full coverage since it’s such a vibrant color.

      Reply
  11. Amanda Schaad

    Since your exact milk can isn’t available, could you please provide me with it’s dimensions. I don’t love any of the alternatives you posted.

    Thanks!

    Reply

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