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Best of 2017: DIY + Flowers

by Grace Bonney

If there’s one design element we love without hesitation here at D*S, it’s anything connected to flowers. Whether it’s a great floral arrangement project or a DIY paper flower tutorial, we love bringing in color and texture through florals. We posted so many wonderful projects and ideas this year so scroll down to check out our favorite florals, floral DIYs and a few DIYs (without flowers) that are worth trying over the holiday break. –Grace

Image above: Swallows & Damsons shared so many incredible floral ideas this year, including this winter arrangement in a striking setting. 

Kate Alarcon was the queen of paper flower tutorials at D*S this year. This paper allium how-to stole the show for me.

This dreamy tablescape of spring flowers was great inspiration from Swallows & Damsons.

Kate’s paper tutorial for purple fritillaria is a stunner.

Swallows & Damsons’ winter weeds post shows us how to turn overlooked plants into beautiful arrangements.

Why buy when you can DIY? The Earth Tu Face Beauty team shares their recipes for making homemade beauty products.

These DIY paper Icelandic poppies from Kate are a great way to bring color to the table — permanently.

If flowers aren’t your thing, these paper DIY mushrooms are a fun alternative!

This stone tabletop DIY project is a great way to snazz up a basic base!

Last but not least, for more floral inspiration, check out our latest roundup of amazing florists to follow on Instagram for 2017.

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