Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bring Spring Indoors

I love to have flowers in the house and am always looking for new ways to display them. Here is a novel way to bring spring into your home.



Things you will need to recreate this arrangement in your own home:


Decorative metal trough (find decorative pots at garden supply or interior decorating stores)

3 small bulb pots

Spanish moss (find moss at a garden supply store or craft store)

pruners

twigs snipped from the garden

paper butterflies (find the butterflies at a craft store)



For this arrangement, I used three small pots of daffodils that I got at the grocery store (Total cost just under $10).


I watered them and then placed them in the metal trough. If you scout around you can often find metal buckets or troughs that hide the less than attractive plastic pots in which spring bulbs are most commonly sold.


To support the leaves, which I sometimes find flop down unattractively, I used red dogwood branches that I snipped out of the garden.


Then, I added some Spanish moss to disguise the plastic pots.


(Tip: Spanish moss can get a bit messy, so for an easier cleanup work over top of some open newsprint. If you or someone else in your household suffers from allergies replace the moss with shredded paper from a craft store).



For a final flourish, I twisted paper butterflies on to the dogwood branches.





1 comment:

  1. Just love your daff arrangement ... you've created a beautiful display. Thought the idea of using the dogwood sticks to prop up the leaves was brilliant.

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