Easy to make, no brainer. Go to your back yard, assess the trees, shrubs, evergreens or even the already dormant plant material. Pick what you think will look nice in your home.
For this post, I decided to take some cuttings from my magnolia tree and my hollies. As you can see, this is what I came up with, not bad, smile, moreover, FREE. Bingo!
How many of us have been given a dozen of red roses? The answer is many of us. The real question is what do you do once the roses begin to fade? I actually tight them at the bottom with a string and hang them upside down in my craft room in the basement to allow them to dry. Then, when I need them, I do what I did today, made an arrangement. Easy does it!
I also had this round cheese box that cost me .25 cents at a yard sale. I made a bow, went to my backyard and grabbed some pine cones, bake them at 200 degrees for few minutes to kill any bug that made them their home and finally, spray painted them with golden craft paint.
The dry roses (If you don’t have them, use silk flowers)
4 to 5 yards of Ribbon
1 round or square tray to glue the roses and pine cones to it
Craft spray paint of any color you prefer
For ideas, follow my slide presentation.
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.