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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    Ioanna says:

    What lovely ideas, very thoughtful!

    Catherine says:

    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.

    Mekeesha says:

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

    avital says:

    beautiful!

    Dana Kay says:

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

    Cuero&Mør says:

    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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    Charlie says:

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

    Such gorgeous, fresh, and colorful flower bouquets!!

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

    Kelle says:

    I like this idea. Very sweet!

    Allywan says:

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

    Jin says:

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

    maggie says:

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

    Meg Sylvia says:

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

    angie says:

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

    Kelly Brito says:

    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!

    Dulce says:

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

    Courtney says:

    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!

    Courtney says:

    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!

    Kristen says:

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

    Tyler Anne says:

    This is so many kinds of presh! <3

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

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

    Kristin says:

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

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

    Brittney G. says:

    LOVE this idea!

    such a cool idea. and the flowers are lovely.

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

    Lisa Lee says:

    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!

    Lauren says:

    Super cute. Spreading happiness > tricking people! <3

    RequinBebe says:

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

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

    Taylor says:

    Love these ideas! I still played pranks though. 😉

    xoxo
    Taylor

    Han says:

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

    Mariella says:

    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!!

    Iquo says:

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

    Iquo

    http://www.keaishop.com
    http://www.iquoismusic.com

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

    Bailey says:

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

    Kait says:

    Such a cute idea!

    Rachel says:

    cute cute cute!! Such a gorgeous idea!

    Rachel says:

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

    Bianca says:

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

    Heather says:

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

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