There are few things I love more than having fresh flowers around the house. Normally I pick them up at the local farmers market or grocery store, but when I have the time, I’m happy to make the extra trek to the Los Angeles Flower District in downtown LA. It’s where all of the florists and wholesalers gather early in the morning to stock up on fresh flowers, and fortunately for the rest of us, it’s also open to the public. I could spend hours (and I have) perusing through their huge selection of flowers. And since most of them come with reasonable price tags, I always seem to leave with my hands full and more flowers than I know what to do with. This time I put some of my leftovers to good use with this simple DIY, which turned out even better than I had envisioned. The process is a breeze and you’re left with a gorgeous outcome that smells amazing. These floral votives look great no matter where they’re placed, but with summer ahead, I love the idea of incorporating them into a rustic, outdoor table setting.
- Flowers (I used lavender, statice and solidaster since they’re drier by nature and hold up well)
- Glass cube vase
- Tealight candles
- Clear elastic hair bands (rubber bands will also work)
- Jute cord
- Secure elastic band around the base of the vase.
- Trim flowers to size.
- Arrange flowers and trim excess stems as needed.
- Tie jute cord over elastic bands.
- Place tealight candle in vase to light.