Looking for some simple spring ideas for your home? Here’s how to decorate with flowers using creative containers and simple tips and ideas.

Can I ask you a question?

Just between us?

Do you think I use the word “amazing” too much?

You can tell me the truth.

I can take it.

I’m a little worried, myself.  At last count, I think there were 56 “amazings” on my social media yesterday. I go to type something and the word amazing flows off my fingertips onto the screen.

I can’t help it. It’s such a great word because it sounds like the verbal equivalent of an exclamation point.

But I am a writer. I’m supposed to have a bigger writing vocabulary. I’m supposed to branch out and expand my word horizons. So today? I found 41 synonyms for “amazing” including:  prodigious, astonishing, awe-inspiring, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, fantastic, formidable, imposing, impressive, inspiring, magnificent, majestic, moving, overwhelming, striking, stunning, stupefying, wonderful, awesome and wonderous.

And I actually plan on using every single one in conversation.

Looking for a few stupefying spring decor ideas?

Here’s a little flower distraction for you today with creative ideas and simple tips on how to decorate with flowers using things you have around the house.

How to decorate with flowers

1. Fill a basket with flowers

This is a magnificent flower decorating idea.

Just fill a hanging basket.

I just bought one of these at Magnolia Market down in Waco.

I tucked a tiny vase in the bottom of the basket, filled it with water and added flowers.

Simple decorating tip: if you have a basket like this that doesn’t hang? Just knot a rope and tie through the back.

2. Fill a watering can with flowers

You probably have one of these sitting outside in your garden shed or back porch right now.

It’s been waiting for spring to arrive.

Add a small vase or mason jar to the inside of the can and fill with flowers.

Doesn’t it look prodigious?

3. add an embroidery hoop for height

Embroidery hoops aren’t just for needlework any more.

Here, I used the hoop to wrap greenery around to give this breathtaking arrangement height.

Here’s how to create this arrangement using a few simple tips and a shopping trip through your sewing closet.

4. keep it simple

Sometimes all it takes is one astounding flower to make a small difference.

I painted the back of this bookcase Naval SW 6244 and added milkglass and ONE tiny vase of flowers.

Sometimes one simple vase makes more of a statement than a symphony of flowers.

5. Fill a toolbox

This arrangement literally takes five minutes.


Five heart-stirring, incredible minutes.

All you need is a random assortment of bottles and a grocery store bouquet.

Add the flowers to the bottles and fill the toolbox and your arrangement is ready for spring.

6. Fill a dough bowl

This is just a simple dough bowl that I filled with this breathtaking arrangement jasmine.

It smells like spring just pulled a seat up to the table.

I found these at Trader Joe’s and they come in pots, so they lasted for about a month. Just make sure you put plastic liners down before you add the pots.

decorating tip: decorate with pots of flowers for spring instead of cut flowers to make your arrangements last longer.

7. Peony and hydrangea arrangement


I have a extraordinary announcement.

It’s almost peony season.


My favorite flower on the planet. Just curious. How do you say peony? This is how I say it.

However you say it—peonies and hydrangeas create an amazing flower arrangement.

See my four simple rules for creating an arrangement like this here.

8. make your own wood twig vase

All you need for this project is a glass vase and some twigs from the yard.

See the instructions here.

It’s a phenomenal idea for a fantastic flower arrangement.

9. make coffee filter roses

I added this last one in case you couldn’t get out to get flowers.

No worries friend. I got you.

You can make these flowers with the remarkable coffee filters from your pantry.

See all the instructions here.

I did it.

I made it through the post without an overabundance of amazings.

It was hard. It was tough. It was vocabulary-challenging. But I expanded my vernacular today.

But truth?

I wouldn’t want to live in a world without amazing and I think we could all use a little more of it right now….

…along with a few of its stupefying synonyms. 🙂

And now here are a few more flower decorating tips from some of my favorite friends

Thistlewood Farms: How to Decorate with Flowers for Spring


Tidbits: Look Inside these 7 Books on Growing Flower Gardens


Maison de Cinq: Decorating with Flowers on a Budget

Seeking Lavender Lane: Tulips for Spring

Shades of Blue: A Spring Floral Arrangement 

So Much Better with Age: How Flowers Bring Joy & Calm

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  1. Image for Sydney85 Sydney85

    Thank you for providing so much beauty in these difficult times. The days are long and stressful so having wonderful bloggers helping to fill the days is such a comfort. The best to everyone.

  2. Image for Debi Debi

    I love flowers! Happy spring to you Karianne! I think the world would be a better place if more people thought so many things were amazing!

  3. Image for Sandra Vigil Sandra Vigil

    Beautiful flower ideas and at just the right time to brighten this snowy Colorado morning. Maybe you can share your synonyms with the Bachelor and Bachelorette because they over use the word “amazing”🙂 Happy Spring💐

  4. Image for Sheila Sheila

    Love, love, love all these ideas KariAnne! The bottles in the toolbox and the twig vase are so creative, and that peony and hydrangea arrangement is truly stunning!! Here's to more flowers especially at this unsettled time... Happy Spring my friend! Sheila xo

  5. Image for Elaine Cunningham Elaine Cunningham

    Love it!!! Today I have some stately yellow tulips in a vase on the kitchen table, some extraordinary greenery with tiny azalea buds in a glass jar on my bar, and beside it I have some dainty cherry blossoms in another antique jar. They all look amazing!!! Total aside...only the tulips were purchased. Walmart has them for less than $5. Flowers are a non-essential essential!

  6. Image for Linda Miller Linda Miller

    I love the jasmine! It's extraordinary! I'll save the word amazing to describe you, :-) It's a rainy, dreary day here, but tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and it's my birthday! YAY! Stay well love.

  7. Image for Sue E Sondker Sue E Sondker

    These hard times are slowing everyone down. Drawing a family to actually be together, spending time with each other and tracing us to be thankful for what we have. I believe God is using you to fill a void with the simplicity of using His gifts of talent and nature. Thank you for listening and following your heart for God.


    Beautiful! Will need to shop my yard, as we have some roses and other flowers starting to peek out. Grocery stores are all that is open here- and most of them are almost empty. Thanks for bringing some beauty to our lives! No you don't use positive words too much.

  9. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    All those gorgeous flower arrangements...they have truly brightened this gray day here in Wisconsin, And...since you asked...as to the use of the word ‘amazing’? I think it’s overused..but I get why everyone seems to over use it. It’s one word that sums up everything that is spectacular, phenomenal, or breathtaking in our world. I use it to describe natural wonders, or an unforgettable sunset. But you? Use it as you see fit...who am I to judge? Stay safe my friend! ;)

  10. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Miz karianne, because I happen to have a fondness for watering cans, i have to agree with you about your picture. It is indeed a most prodigiously spectacular feast for the eyes, especially because the bloom colors are quite amazing.😘

  11. Image for june june

    Miss Amazing...aka Karianne❤️. Never stop using the word amazing...I love the energy that comes from it when reading your posts. Staying in but today I will pull out some faux flowers to add some sparkle to our home.

  12. Image for Brenda Brenda

    Never stop being amazing. We wouldn't recognize your blog if you quit using that word! It was exciting to see all the beautiful spring flowers. Here in East Tn. the red buds are starting to pop! I adore spring! Happy day everyone!

  13. Image for Kris Kris

    Ahh, flowers. We in Michigan have a long time ahead of us to see flowers blooming (except the crocuses in my backyard) but I have had fun pulling out my faux flowers and putting them up the past few days. I've also put up some spring decorations as well. That burst of color makes me happy. Keep your fabuloso, astounding, remarkable posts coming!

  14. Image for Jill Jill

    Love the beautiful flowers, their colors, and of course, how you have used them in so many inspiring arrangements! This word "amazing" is a great word. As someone pointed out, it really can capture how awestruck we can be by what our eyes take in or our ears pick up. Perhaps we should think how to portray the remarkable things we see or hear using the word "amazing." Example: "This new recipe is amazing!"...or "You look AMAZING!"...or "That roller coaster ride was AMAAAA-ZZZING!" Please keep bring us these wonderful, creative ideas and thoughts!!

  15. Image for Jeanine Jeanine

    Hahhhaaa, yup, you DO say AMAZING a lot, and I was just going to send you synonyms, when low and behold you listed them! You truly are, stupendous, marvelous, and incredible, and so are these gorgeous, stunning, over the moon, florals on this first day of spring!

  16. Image for Judith Judith

    Just found your site from 2012( March 19th 2020) and the things you have written have brightened my day. Thank you so much, you are special!


    KariAnne, thanks for your post today with such beautiful flowers! Those pictures just make your heart happy and we all need this at the moment! You are the sunshine we need! Also, don't you ever worry about using the word "amazing" as this is exactly what you are -- along with the 41 synonyms you listed! So go ahead and use them all -- all the time! God gave us YOU and your wonderful blog to be giving us all the love and encouragement we need -- and how I thank God for precious YOU!

  18. Image for be be

    On this cloudy day here, this was such a bright spot and showing off God's creation as the spring begins and the blooms are alive. Thanks so much for always being a bright spot to all of your readers.

  19. Image for Jillian Jillian

    BRILLIANT! ( hee hee ) I especially like the one with the bottles...where to find those cute little round neck ones? The colors look perfect there. And the hoop is an excellent idea, too. Like that one and will try these out. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  20. Image for Jeanne Jeanne

    Thank you- these are AMAZING ideas! I especially love the hanging basket and embroidery hoop ideas. And I’m good with you using the word amazing a lot. Because what you write is that. Just please don’t start using the word ‘like’ every other word..... :)

  21. Image for Donna Bray Donna Bray

    How did you know that I LOVED flowers? So simple yet beautiful. When I was about 7 or 8 years old there was a field full of daffodils. You know the old fashion type. I would find what I thought was the middle of all these flowers and lay down. I would talk to God and watch the clouds. Thank you for reminding me of those days of long ago. Keep the post coming ❤️🌿

  22. Image for Beth Minger Beth Minger

    One of my favorite words - amazeballs - OK maybe not a real word but we are in extraordinary times so I say anything goes!!!!😘 Have a splendiferous day!!!!!

  23. Image for Jan Fusco Jan Fusco

    Those are amazing ideas for floral designs. And you my friend are an amazing rock star. Keep it up. Stay safe and keep those amazing posts coming.

  24. Image for Dirlene Mason Dirlene Mason

    Amazingly beautiful flower arrangements! Cannot wait for my spring flowers to sprout all over the garden. Thank you for the inspiration 😘⚘

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