Amy and I were talking about Valentine’s Day this year and came to the same conclusion: we can’t stand advertisements that make it seem as if people have to “wait” for someone to give them the perfect gift. From flowers and chocolate to jewelry and sweet cards, ads and tv shows make it seem as though everyone sits around hoping the perfect person will hand them the gift they’ve always wanted. But we decide that our beloved do-it-youself community’s spirit was never more applicable than for this holiday. There’s nothing wrong with someone giving you a beautiful gift, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with making it yourself. So this week and next, we’ll be sharing quick and easy ways to make gifts, from chocolate to flowers, that you can both enjoy and make yourself. Today we’re kicking things off with a simple but beautiful arrangement from Lisa Przystup of James’ Daughter Flowers in Brooklyn. Lisa’s work is beautiful and lush and is a good reminder that a simple tape grid and a good base flower can create something truly special. Thanks so much to Lisa for sharing this with us and for sharing a mini studio/apartment tour with us, too (after the jump!). xo, grace
Photographs by Maxwell Tielman
See more of Lisa’s work and home after the jump!
Photos below by Lisa Przystup: