I’m so done with winter! Well, it is technically spring now, but Mother Nature still wants to throw in a few low temperatures in just to mess with us a little longer. When the temperature starts to get warmer, it’s time to open up those windows, let the sunlight in and kick winter out! How does that sound to you? I can hear your cheers way over there and you know I’m right. What’s the best way to get the drab out and bring in some color? Well, you can’t go wrong with flowers. Plus, using silk flowers can give you spring color all year round.
3 Step Flower Wreath
12-inch floral foam wreath
Hydrangea & spray roses
- Take the foam wreath and saturate the base with cool water.
- Insert short, clipped stems of hydrangea florets and white spray roses around the base. Vary the stems’ angles while hiding the foam.
- Refresh the foam ring with cool water daily in a shallow container. This will allow the floral wreath to stay fresh for up to a week or more.
- Choose bright color silk flowers to give a feel of spring.
- Use a glue gun to glue the flowers to an inexpensive lampshade.
- Finish the edge of the lamp with a length of ribbon and replace the shade back onto the lamp base.
Spring Blossom Branches
Small twigs or branches
Pink tissue paper
- Tear off a small piece from the tissue paper.
- Crumble and twist the piece.
- Glue the blossom on a branch.
- Repeat until you have a natural looking blossom branch.
Fresh flowers from your garden are always a great idea to brighten up your living area to welcome in spring. You can dress them up by putting them in a vintage milk bottle or dress up a canning jar with beaded bracelets to match the colors of your flowers. Go all out with your creativity!
Which do you prefer: Silk or fresh flowers?
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