We all have to accept the fact that Mother Nature dictates what we can enjoy and when. I was able to capture these container gardens few months ago, when they were in their prime. Today tough, is a totally different story. It’s cold, there’s freezing rain, fog, oh well, total misery; however, no snow yet.
Still, I don’t want to complaint. I am grateful to be alive and furthermore, able to continue enjoying these beauties, even though they are in simple photos. Smile.
TEST: I AM HAVING WEEBLY TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. You can notice it under today's post, where the cover photo doesn't match the content of the post. I WILL NOT BE POSTING UNTIL THEY FIX IT. THANKS.
The trees lost their leaves and the flowers are done until next year. However, we can make art out of the dry leaves, flowers and evergreens. Just take a stroll around your yard or the neighborhood and you will be able to assess what can be done out of nothing to wow your family and friends. Smile. Enjoy the ride.
Materials Needed for this project
Approximate cost: ($6.50)
1 old yard sale or thrift shop find ($1.00)
3 to 4 dried flowers, whatever you can find (free)
Several twigs from any dormant plant; astilbe, yarrow, etc. (free)
4 evergreens, i.e. needle pine conifer branches (free)
2 yards of festive ribbon ($ 2.00)
1 can of craft metallic gold spray paint ($2.50)
Leftover materials from prior projects ($ 1.00)
Spray paint the flowers and dry branches.
Make a simple bow.
Follow my slide show to assemble the basket.
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