Search This Blog

Friday, April 6, 2018

Blogging From A to Z - 2018 - F is for

Welcome to the letter F in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  For this year's challenge I am working my way through the alphabet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  In Michaels land, F has to be for Floral.

Because it is springtime there are mostly flowers that can be found during this time of year.  During the winter, there are more oranges and reds and types of flowers that can be found in the winter season.  All the flowers are perfect for people like me who don't know how/want to/like gardening.  In other words, these flowers don't need water and they never wilt or die!

I think if all these flowers were real, the smell would be overpowering.

They are all pretty and look very true to life.

In addition to the flowers there are lots of types of greenery, branches and leaves you can use to make great arrangements.  

Clay pots in all sizes.

Micheals has the green floral foam that you can use to help make the arrangement and some terrarium type glass holders as well.

And if you are really florally challenged, there are pre-made wreathes and bouquets you can get.

These are peacock feather wreaths.  They are so pretty.  The picture does not do them justice.

Again, mostly spring themed but there are similar ones during the fall and winter seasons too. 
So easy to have a bouquet of flowers on your table every day!

One of the big sellers while I was working were the succulents.  They are so lifelike that I would be afraid to pick some of them up, worrying that I would get stuck by the pricklies.    

There is a lot more that I did not capture in pictures.  During Christmas time there were long floral swags that you could use to decorate the mantle or drape around a window sill.  Michaels also carries wire and branch type wreath bases so if you are really creative you can make your own wreaths.  They also have floral tape and wire cutters to use to trim the stems on the flowers.

I did try my hand at wreath making. The green sparkly flower and the silver pinecones are picks that came from Michaels.

This is the finished wreath.  It is for sale on my Etsy site if you are interested, let me know!

Well that about takes care of "F."  Are you into flowers?  Can you make your own arrangements?  Tell me about it.  Also if you get a chance, go visit some of the other A to Z bloggers.

(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don't want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)


  1. Nice wreath Janet. I am indeed into flowers - they're one of my favorite things.

    1. Thanks Deborah. I know you love the flora! I'm sure you make the best arrangements with the real thing!

  2. With the cats, who think everything we bring into the house is something to eat or something to play with, we don't do flowers around here. The people we bought the house from had lovely silk flowers in a planter box that they left for us. Within a month all the blooms were gone, and within a year so were the planter boxes, which were built in.

    1. Yeah, I'm not really a gardening type and I've told the hubs not to get me flowers much anymore since they are so expensive. Our cat doesn't bother with things like that but I would rather spend my time doing other things.

  3. Hey Janet, thanks for the stop by. Let me know if you can't find one of those planners. I have 6. LOL

    1. LOL I wondered about them using the 365 as it is what the MAMBI planners call themselves. So many pretty pages!

  4. That's a very nice wreath. Good job.

    1. Thanks. And thanks for stopping by my Etsy shop too!


I'd love to hear your thoughts!