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.