I'm almost embarassed to show you this DIY project.
Not because I don't like it. On the contrary. I like it A LOT.
But…since it was so easy, I'm not sure I can even call it a DIY "project."
Last week I showed you how to paint a silver painted decorative vase.
Today I'll show you how to arrange silk pointettia flowers in that same vase.
Why do people pay $30.00 for a seasonal flower arrangement?
Let me encourage you – Do it yourself!
This is what I started with – a typical fake poinsettia plant. It cost me "nada."
I like "nada." "Nada" makes me happy.
I'm sure at one time it was considered lovely. OK, I'm not sure. But somebody had to have thought it was something of value.
Sorry if you're the one who bought this for church.
I got it about a month ago in the "Give to Goodwill" pile when we moved into our new church building.
One trait of a successful diy'er is to be able to see things in parts when the whole isn't so lovely.
I figured I could pull them out and reuse them, pitching the rest.
Yesterday I bought 3 floral picks from JoAnn Fabrics. Originally they were priced $1.50 but I got them 70% off.
That made them for $.45 each. I know, just call me a big spender.
They were nothing special – but the devil is in the details. These are going to add some depth to my arrangement.
Here is my vase.
Remember? I painted it last week. See the tutorial here.
I pulled out the flowers and took off the bottom layer of leaves to use in my floral arrangement in a pumpkin for Thanksgiving.
I'll show you that later…
But in the end, all I did was stick them in the vase!
What can I say? I'm very creative…
After that I just added the floral picks and it was done.
I think I spent more time arranging the photo shoot for the final product than I did in putting it together.
Now tell me again why you would pay $30 for a ready-made floral arrangement at a store?
Don't get me wrong – I love L.O.V.E. Kohls!
But, I only I spent $1.35 for the floral picks, a few cents for the silver paint for my vase, and had free flowers.
I have a pretty poinsettia flower arrangement for under $2.00.
What do you think? Want to buy one at a store for $39.19 or make your own for under $2.00?
Now I have $37.19 left over to spend on Christmas gifts at Kohls.
My DH would say that's not good reasoning, but it works for me!
Oh, and BTW, the silver leaves in the picture are from my project – DIY Metalic Leaves.
Talk about easy…