Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have a fun holiday project that the kids will love.

Our inspiration came from a post over on SheKnows.com and we knew we had to give it a try it with a blumebox. We used a 6″ mocha pyramid blumebox, but really any neutral color would suite for the birds body.

The feathers are made up of colorful leaves that were collected by my girls on a walk home from school. We began adhering the leaves together with glue dots forming them into the shape of a turkey’s tail. Make it bushy or keep it sparse, it’s up to you!

Add googly eyes, beak and gobble and you have one pretty cute turkey.

For more creative ideas for your Thanksgiving table visit our Ideas In Blume blog or Pinterest board.

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted on November 15th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

We love a good DIY project, so when we spotted this super cool mini pumpkin & moss centerpiece in The Party Dress Magazine, we were all over it.

Talk about simple…this table was brought to life in 20 minutes. Seriously. I had 20 minutes to spare, before my 3′ tall assistants modified the set. So I got to work and with a few easy steps the table came together nicely.

To start I drilled small holes carefully into the pumpkins so that the kebab skewers could be inserted. I filled the wholes with Oasis Floral Adhesive to secure the skewer to pumpkin. Seven mini pumpkins and a stick later, I began inserting them into a 5″ Styrofoam ball. From here, I filled in all the white areas with moss. Now you could get away with not gluing in this step, but I wanted to secure the moss, so I used more of the floral adhesive to do so. Once all areas are covered, the pumpkin orb is ready to be mounted on the blumebox of your choice. Here we used an 8″ white blumebox.

Recreate this look for a Halloween party using orange pumpkins.

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted on November 15th, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Like most folks, we here at blumebox are obsessed with Pinterest and spend a fare bit of time searching for ideas, building boards, etc. Well, a while back we spotted a pretty awesome idea over on Choose To Thrive Blog, and we pinned it to experiment on some blumeboxes at a later date!

The original DIY project used glass bottles, but we had a hunch that this could look just as cool on blumeboxes, so we had a go. We wanted a neutral, organic vibe to the table so we stuck with tans, golds and a burnt orange palette.

To start, we used 6″ gold blumeboxes and applied black adhesive letters to each box. Next, we generously sprinkled espresso colored fine glitter to the letters. The static electricity on the letters caused the glitter to stick to the letters. No glue was needed. We did have to do some clean up to the blumeboxes, to wipe excess glitter off. Next, we filled each blumebox with a bundle of wheat that was tied off with velvet ribbon. Wheat is not as cheap as you might imagine, so try your best to find it in a field, yard side of the road. Or worst case, craft stores or floral wholesalers ought to have some. The good part is that it can be re-used.

The hardest part to this entire DIY “THANKS” centerpiece project was keeping the boxes upright. The lightweight”ness” of the wheat caused the blumeboxes to topple over. So we would recommend filling with some weight (sand, rocks or marbles). Add some gourds, pumpkins and leaves to the table and you have yourself one lovely Thanksgiving table!

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted on November 12th, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Tags: , ,

With Fall days away, we have been meaning to blog about autumn inspiration. But with the heat wave we have had in Portland, I was not inspired and motivated to speak of such a thing while wearing flip flops, tanks and sundresses!

So as we speak it is cool, overcast and misting…so now is my chance to share this fall wedding bouquet by the talented Mews Floral Designers. How lovely is the accent of the leaves, acorns and flower to the front of the blumebox, tying into the bouquet itself.

Blumeboxes are made out of cardboard making it an easy “canvas” to decorate. Whether it be ribbon, fabric, paper, adhesives, flowers. . . with the help of a glue gun, a blumebox can be customized in minutes.

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted on September 20th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Tags: , , , ,

What’s not to love about the arrival of Fall? Fabulous vegetables, sunflowers, gourds, red wine and hearty meals! We particularly love to see the transition of colors that occurs with the blumebox orders. Going from summery pinks, purples, and lime green to mocha, black, orange and yellow, we see first hand the change of season.

Whether it an Oktoberfest Fete, Halloween Hallows Dinner Party, Rustic Fall Celebration or Thanksgiving Feast, eco-chic Blumebox offers fabulous centerpieces for all your Autumn entertaining needs.

Featured above are the 6″ and 8″ black blumeboxes decorated with strips of elegant wrapping paper and raffia.  And nothing ties in a theme more successfully that added decor, such as this assortment of gourds.

This is a very easy Fall centerpiece solution that is perfect for adorning your Thanksgiving table. Featured here is an 8″ mocha blumebox with decorated satin orange ribbon edges. The dried corn husk was attached by hot glue. Fill with some sunflowers or branches and you have one festive centerpiece, that is sure to turn heads.

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted on October 17th, 2011 at 10:49 am
Tags: , , ,