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Give Your Flowers a Boost


I L-O-V-E having cut flowers in the house.
In the spring I’ve always got daffodils, tulips and lilacs in the house.
If  I don’t pick them, the ducks will eat them!
So I pick them.


But it doesn’t always work out for me:

Sometimes the stems break off too short and it’s not a good look.
I set out to solve my problem and I thought I’d share.

 All you need is a stick (I’d imagine a straw would work really well) and some string.

You can buy flower picks that are basically wire attached to sticks.
But I like the more-or-less free DIY versio.
Make sure you add enough water to reach the stem.

Like the new spring colors? The buffet is almost done and I’ll be sharing ASAP


  1. What a good idea. I always got frustrated with too big a pot and too small a stem, now I know what to do!

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  3. Sounds like a good idea…thank you for sharing. I have had success with drinking straws…they come in various sizes so depending on how thick the flower stem is they work well as the water goes up the straw. Your boxes turned out wonderfully…great idea. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Blog Hop. I am of course following you.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  5. What lovely milk glass. Your daffodil pictures in a previous post are beautiful too. I found your blog on the Sunday blog hop and am a new follower.

    Shasta @ In The Old Road

  6. Love your milk glass. What a great idea to use the straw, pretty resourceful of you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

  7. Great tip and lovely vignette! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  8. This is a great idea and I will need to keep this in mind as I’m picking my flowers from my garden:)

  9. how clever.. I never would have thought of that 🙂

  10. Oh, great idea!

    thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  11. Genius idea! I love the colors of your vignette and your wall!! Thank you for sharing at my very first link party. I hope to see you again next week 🙂

  12. That is such a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  13. Great tip! I just cut a tulip today that ended up being too short for my favourite vase. Now I know exactly what I can do to fix that!



  14. Haha! This is one of those head slapping “why didn’t I think of that” posts …



  15. Hi,

    I followed you over from Oopsey Daisy. This is brilliant! I always cut the flowers to short and I have lollipop sticks and straws hanging around. Thanks for sharing.

    I would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


  16. Gorgeous!! I love this idea and I love daffodils–so bright and happy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  17. Thanks for linking up this great tip @CountryMommaCooks link and great party. Hope to see you again tomorrow:)