03.31.14

APRIL RULES

Tomorrow is April 1st. Instead of playing a prank on someone, how about doing something to make someone’s day? For the past couple of years, Yasmine has been doing little surprises for people on this day. Here’s a few ideas on how to turn April Fools into April Rules…

The flowers used for this project (tulips, lilacs, ranunculus, daffodils, feverfew, wax flower, lavender, and kumquats) were mostly sourced from the grocery store (Trader Joe’s). All fairly affordable and accessible. Inexpensive vases and craft paper were purchased at the dollar store. Leave an arrangement on someone’s doorstep. Or…

Give $5 worth of gold dollar coins to a homeless person. Pass out “you’re cute” cards to strangers. Improve someone’s spirits.

 

Wrap some inexpensive flowers in craft paper. Fill up a basket and pass them around to people you see. This project is supposed to be fun, affordable and doable for all!

I loved watching people’s faces light up when they received their free surprise! April rules.

florals by: yasmine floral design
photography by: julia stotz

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  • 1. Ioanna  |  March 31st, 2014 at 7:39 am

    What lovely ideas, very thoughtful!

  • 2. Catherine  |  March 31st, 2014 at 7:48 am

    So cute! I love that you actually practised what you preach and handed them out after.

    Last year I did a styling shoot with tons of florals and dropped off a huge bouquet of leftovers with my elderly neighbour. She was so grateful and invited me in for a cup of tea and a chat.

  • 3. Mekeesha  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:20 am

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :) also, pretty flower arrangements, as always.

  • 4. avital  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:22 am

    beautiful!

  • 5. Dana Kay  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:40 am

    What a cute idea! Those flowers look gorgeous.
    xo,
    Dana Kay
    http://danakay16.blogspot.com/

  • 6. Cuero&Mør  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Ohh wow this is a lovely idea!! Thanks for sharing and give an extraordinary idea for make people be nice with each other!! :)

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  • 7. Charlie  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:55 am

    This is such a beautiful idea! I will totally be doing this for my friends and family. Flowers are my favorite part of springtime!

  • 8. Rebekah {aCricketSang}  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Such gorgeous, fresh, and colorful flower bouquets!!

  • 9. Virginie Millefiori  |  March 31st, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This is so sweet! I love the idea! I will try my own way of making someone’s day now :)

  • 10. Kelle  |  March 31st, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I like this idea. Very sweet!

  • 11. Allywan  |  March 31st, 2014 at 10:08 am

    This is pretty much the cutest thing ever. How adorable is Yasmine with her flower skirt and basket?!

  • 12. Vicky  |  March 31st, 2014 at 10:34 am

    lovely, beautiful! a colour explosion! :) love it!
    xo
    http://www.traindevie.com.ar/2014/03/24-fotos-historias.html

  • 13. Jin  |  March 31st, 2014 at 10:37 am

    What a sweet idea. I’ve never been a fan of april fools jokes, this is refreshing to see. Lovely flowers as always. :)

  • 14. maggie  |  March 31st, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    What an amazing and adorable way to celebrate spring! I was never too good at April Fool’s anyway…

  • 15. Meg Sylvia  |  March 31st, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Aww Yasmine this is so sweet and lovely! Excellent idea. Flowers sound like a much better way to ring in spring thank pranks!

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  • 17. angie  |  March 31st, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    guys…you hit it out of the park with this one! I would love to see more posts like this :) way to go!

  • 18. Kelly Brito  |  March 31st, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The warmth of Spring is finally starting to pick up around NYC. Finally! I can’t wait to hit Farmer Markets, street fair and more!

  • 19. Dulce  |  March 31st, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    beautiful idea, we don’t celebrate april’s fool, but certainly this is a must do!

  • 20. Courtney  |  March 31st, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    The bouquets and skirt are stunning! And what a sweet idea. My birthday is April 1st so I’m all for changing April Fool’s into April Rules!

  • 21. Courtney  |  March 31st, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    The bouquet and skirt are both stunning! What a sweet idea. My birthday is April 1st, so I’m all for changing April Fool’s into April Rules!

  • 22. Kristen  |  March 31st, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Um, this might be the most adorable thing IN THE WORLD. Thank you for sharing something so sweet and selfless!

  • 23. Tyler Anne  |  March 31st, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This is so many kinds of presh! <3

  • 24. Megan Claborn  |  March 31st, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    OMG!! That’s my car!!! I own a White Chevy Sonic too!

  • 25. Katherine Rodríguez  |  March 31st, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love it! Where I can find this kind of paper?

  • 26. Kristin  |  March 31st, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    That’s a great idea! I want to try this tomorrow.

  • 27. Kevin | Thou Swell  |  March 31st, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Oh my goodness this is just amazing! Put a smile on my face – love love this idea.

  • 28. Brittney G.  |  March 31st, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    LOVE this idea!

  • 29. Christina Lacourte  |  March 31st, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    such a cool idea. and the flowers are lovely.

  • 30. Anastasia Amour  |  March 31st, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    This is such a beautiful idea! I’ll be trying this out today for sure- any excuse to try and brighten someone’s day! :)

  • 31. Lisa Lee  |  March 31st, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Bri and Yasmine, thanks for the flowers that day – it was such a lovely surprise on my day trip to LA. It’s also great because I’ve now discovered this awesome blog!

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  • 33. Lauren  |  April 1st, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Super cute. Spreading happiness > tricking people! <3

  • 34. RequinBebe  |  April 1st, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Aggg! Such a lovely idea! And I’ve got to know where that skirt is from! Source please

  • 35. caridad isabel barragan  |  April 1st, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    What lovely little bouquets.
    They would make perfect still-lifes.

  • 36. Taylor  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Love these ideas! I still played pranks though. ;)

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • 37. Han  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 am

    What a great concept! Though I wonder, do stores accept golden dollar coins?! They sure are pretty!

  • 38. Mariella  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful arrangements and lovely idea! I would like to try my own. Do you know where can I buy the kumquats? Did you also find them at trader joe’s? Thanks so much!!

  • 39. Iquo  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 12:44 am

    This is such a great idea! I love it! Love that you did this for people!

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  • 40. Sophie Carter  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 5:01 am

    This is such a cute idea, love that wicker trug too!

  • 41. Bailey  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Ahhh so many beautiful floral arrangements!! I want to pin them allllllll!

  • 42. Kait  |  April 6th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Such a cute idea!

  • 43. Rachel  |  April 17th, 2014 at 6:47 am

    cute cute cute!! Such a gorgeous idea!

  • 44. Rachel  |  April 17th, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Such a beautiful idea and wonderful way to spread the joy!

  • 45. Bianca  |  April 17th, 2014 at 7:57 am

    the asian girl with the bangs is me! loved the flowers and your blog!! ’twas a sweet surprise at daily dose!

  • 46. Heather  |  September 6th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I’m sure it’s pricey, but WHERE is that signet ring from??
    ~XX

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