This past weekend I visited a craft store, Flower Factory, that is going out of business here. I wanted to add some color to my home and love tulips. The bunches of tulips were very inexpensive so I purchased 6 of them. I already had 3 square glass containers at home that would be perfect vases from Target. It is important to keep in mind that more is better when getting a lush look.
I then measured the length of the stem to match the depth of the vase and cut all stems the same length. Then I placed a leaf inside the vase to see the length needed to cover inside wall and base. I proceeded to then cut all leaves the same length. Next, I used a glue gun to secure the leaves to the inside of each vase. Finally, I placed the flowers in each vase to give it a full, lush look. For these vases I used 12 tulips.
These little flower arrangement can be used anywhere whether at home on shelves or on cocktail tables at an event. I hope you enjoyed this project and leave a comment to let me know what your favorite flowers are.
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Posted in DIY, tagged christmas, flower factory, target, archivers, twitter, crystal embellishments, angel wings, diy, ornaments on December 20, 2010 |
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This is the first year that I participated in the annual Southern Weddings magazine Christmas Ornament Swap. I wanted something simple, classic, and elegant to reflect Royal Events by Melissa, but that could still be personalized.
As you see I purchased miniature frames from Target, crystal embellishments from Archiver’s, white ribbon and doves and Flower Factory. I removed the wings from the dove as they were the closest thing I could find that resembled angle wings. I then hot glued them to the back of the frame. On the front of the frame I added a crystal embellishment to add sparkle. Then I tied white satin ribbon to the frame to hang from the tree. You can then add any picture you like and you have your own personal Christmas Angel Frame.
I made an extra ornament for one special reader. To enter the contest please leave a comment below. You may receive additional entries by:
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Contest ends Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:59PM EST.
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