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May 5, 2015
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Exactly a week ago I had the great pleasure of hosting A Floral Affair, an event celebrating all things floral and Mother’s Day with Whole Foods. As if creating customized mason jar bouquets wasn’t lovely enough (after creating 5, you better believe I have a tutorial for you after the jump!), the most incredible part was learning about Whole Foods’ Whole Trade program that directly supports the flower farmworkers that our beautiful posies came from. Click through to read more and to find out how you can give your mum a special, personalized bouquet this Mother’s Day – one that gives back!

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Whole Foods already has a ton of beautiful mason jar bouquet options in-store, but if you want to add your own personal touch or create your mason jar bouquet yourself, follow these steps below! I, of course, opted for a peony bouquet since their season is so short and both my mum and I count them as one of our favourite flowers!

1. Trim 1 stem to be your yardstick for all the other stems.

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2. Trim the other stems to the “yardstick” length.

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3. Remove all greens that are on the lower part of the stems (they’ll rot
and shorten the length of your bouquet’s lifespan).

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4. Loop twine on one finger, spin around once and draw through the loop,
tightening the loop by pulling in the opposite direction.

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5. Loop the rest of the length of twine fully and tuck the loose ends
in the tightened loops.

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6. Add water to your mason jar and put the flowers in – peonies have a lot
of body so I opted to not include any of the lid, but for other flowers (tulips, roses, etc),
you can keep the grooved part in.

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7. Grab a length of twine and loop around the jar.

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8. Trim any longer parts of the twine and you’re done!

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Done! You can play around with ribbon, arrangements, etc to suit your mum’s tastes and make it special for her – if you don’t have any mason jars, you can always opt for vintage china, a tea pot or whatever else you have at home!

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Now whether you’re a mum receiving this or you just want to get a good snap before you part with your creation to give to your mum, follow the 3 cardinal rules for a solid Instagram floral snap below!

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1. Natural lighting, always – you don’t want blow-out lighting for
delicate floral arrangements, so if it’s bright, try shading your bouquet.


2. Find a clean background – white, solid colour, marble, etc. Psst, little
tip – if you don’t have a clean background available in your home, get a placemat
or a single marble tile for solid Instagramming!


3. If you’re having trouble with angles, you can never go wrong with 
a tight frame from above!


Save the image below for this tutorial or pin it to your floral/Mother’s Day board for reference this weekend!

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And again, if you’re going to get your mum a bouquet this Mother’s Day (and you most likely will!), pick it up from Whole Foods so that you can give back to another community (and in turn, more mothers). Being my go-to spot in the neighbourhood for flowers, it makes me so happy to know that my purchase is going towards creating some real change, and I know my mama will be happy about it too! Learn more about the Whole Trade program here, and share your Mother’s Day love on social media with the hashtag #MadeForMom (just be sure your mum’s not able to spy on your accounts!).
A big thank you to Whole Foods for partnering with me for this post!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Natali May 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Such a beautiful flower arrangement, perfect for Mother's Day! 🙂 You look beautiful in this casual outfit and I like your jeans very much!

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  • Reply Mel Hwang May 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Needing your extra long cardigan! You look stunning 🙂 And love that bouquet idea!

    xx, Mel
    http://melinspired.com
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  • Reply Jackie G May 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    This is such a great tutorial, and I didn't realize it was so simple to put together an arrangement that elegant.

    Since I always love having fresh blooms on my desk (nothing beats that for a bit of inspiration), I'll definitely give this a try, if not for Mother's Day this weekend.

    Jackie
    Something About That

  • Reply Angela Bill November 23, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I like this! Thank you posting relative information and its now becoming easier to complete this assignment
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