Last week I had some time to waste while waiting for the dog to finish at the groomers so I walked into Michaels without any real plan. I haven’t been feeling too imaginative or crafty lately but as soon as I walked in there creative juices started flowing. It helped that they always have amazing sales. My goals (which were totally created on the spot) were to make a spring decoration that would also pass for an Easter item, it also needed to be suitable for the outdoors, and all of the materials needed to be 50% off.
This was pretty easy. Honestly, like the entire store was on sale. My inspiration was this galvanized bucket. When I saw this (and saw that it was on sale) I knew I was going to buy it. Initially I figured I’d somehow use it for gardening or back deck decoration but decided I wanted to do something with it until it was time for that:
As luck would have it, all of the faux flowers were also 50% off. And I know I keep telling myself, and you, that I’m going to stop buying faux flowers but I couldn’t help myself! It’s not like I can grow any yet. I convince myself it’s ok because they are on sale, I would never buy this many faux flowers at full price. Besides, this whole project turned out gorgeous, I think you’ll agree. Let me show you:
Spring Flower Tub:
– Faux flowers of a few varieties and colors. I believe I purchased 8 “bunches”
– A bucket or pot to place them in
– Wet or dry foam for keeping the flowers in place
– Additional: something flat and heavy to keep the bucket in place if you will be putting this outside. Also, you may want a bow to tie around the front (I thought a burlap bow would be pretty). The birch logs I bought at Michaels a long time ago but are still available.
Place something heavy in the bottom of the bucket to keep it from being easily knocked over ( I just used a broken piece of stone cutting board I had lying around the house). Then place your foam.
Next, begin arranging your flowers. You may have to do this a few times. Place them at varying lengths with the tallest stems in the back.
Mess with the stems a bit to spread them out so the flowers aren’t super compacted. Then add any accents you have, like logs or bows.
It’s as simple as that! Decide where you want to place it and enjoy! No watering needed 😉
What do you think? I’d love to see your spring projects!
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