Oh the weather outside is frightful.
But the fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve no place to go.
Let it……Nooooooooooooo, Arrrrrgh. Ugggggggghhhhhhhhhhh. Maaaaaaaaaaake it stoooooooooop.
So sorry……wrong song.
I meant to sing….”Here comes the sun.” 🙂
Today I’m acting like there’s not a foot of snow that just fell outside my window and to cheer myself up on a snowy day….
….and I’m decorating with flowers.
I bought armloads of them from WalMart in the $4.97 flower section.
(Total aside: if you are buying tulips? Here are a few ideas to keep them fresh longer.)
Best splurge ever.
You can pick some up when you buy your broccoli.
And the requisite kitchen sink.
And when you get them home, here are some creative ideas on how to display them.
1. Milk glass
We’ve already discussed the best decorating tip I thought I invented.
And here it is for spring.
Nothing is prettier for spring than tulips in a milk glass vase.
Except for maybe three pitchers.
You can find these at yard sales and thrift stores and maybe even the clearance aisle when you pick up those flowers.
2. Think outside the box
This tiny greenhouse was sitting on my kitchen counter and I opened up the top and inserted a glass vase with flowers inside.
Quick $4.97 flower tip:
All I did was take them out of the package and insert them in a vase. Then, because this is a one-sided arrangement, I cut the two stems in the front down a little to give the arrangement some depth.
3. Tisket tasket decorate with a basket
Simple flower formula.
Three wire baskets.
Three mason jars and cut flowers to fit.
I love the texture of the baskets against the color of the flowers.
4. Layer it in
Here I created a layered flower arrangement with a galvanized stand and mason jars.
It was the only one I saw at the big sale.
The bottom layer has five mason jars.
The top layer has three.
Each filled with fresh flowers for spring.
5. DIY stick vase
And if you need an interesting container that looks like you spent hours making in….
….this DIY stick vase is for you.
Take a glass vase and hot glue sticks from the yard to it.
Remember that yard before it was covered with white fluffy flakes?
You may have to wait until the snow melts to make this one.
I’m just sayin’. 🙂