Thursday, May 3, 2012
DIY Bouquet for $15.00
Does this metal door basket look familiar? That is because it's the same one from this recent post, it's just disguised with a new coat of paint. I didn't really care for the yellow, so I painted it a robin's egg blue color with some left over paint. (Actually, the paint was given to me by my neighbor last year. I love free stuff that I can really use!)
The branches in the basket didn't look so great after about a week, so I decided I needed something that would last much longer. Something bright and cheerful to welcome my guests from spring through summer. I stopped over at Hobby Lobby last week and picked handfuls of silk flowers. I sat in the corner of the store (I'm sure they thought I was nuts) and played around with different combinations until I found just the right one. I bought them at full price, but didn't take the tags off, because I had a hunch that they would be on sale this week. Sure enough...they were 50% off, so I took them in for a price adjustment.
Would you like to learn how easy it was to make?
First, I just plopped in one of these bushes...
Followed by one of these...
I spread the leaves out a little bit, and then added 1 big orange rose, 2 yellow gerbera daisies, 1 pink gerbera daisy, and a pink peony (I already had). I cut the stems down a bit, and then I just inserted each one individually and bent the heads down a bit. The daisies were $1.67 regular price, the rose was about $6.00, and the two green bushes about $10.00 each. TAKE 50% OFF, AND YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET FOR $15.00! Sometimes, just for fun, I turn the door hanger to the inside of the house so I can enjoy my bouquet inside. You can also put the arrangement in a vase. I love the sherbet colors!