January 31, 2011

DIY Flower Decor

Most of the time, when I make things, it's because I like something, but don't want to pay the asking price at a store.  Or, maybe I want to give something with meaning to someone.

Well, in this case, I made something because I just could not find what I was looking for.  My mother in law had these cute little flowers in a long basket on her sofa table.  I don't know where she got it, but after searching and searching, I finally just made my own version.  It really ended up looking nothing like hers, but has the same idea in theory.  So, thanks Lark, for the inspiration!





I started off with a bread basket from Target.  Why use something for its intended purpose?  Where's the fun in that?

After my fruitless flowerpot/vase search, I bought the metal buckets from IKEA for $1 each.   I filled them with floral foam squares from the dollar store, cut down to fit. 



The flowers are from Hobby Lobby- they were $6 each but on sale for $3.  

I covered the foam with spanish moss, also from the dollar store.

It works perfectly as a centerpiece on my kitchen table or as an accent on my sofa table.  I'm glad I can stop searching for that "perfect" flower arrangement and just enjoy my little flower basket.






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1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 Jan 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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