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Spring Things

Spring Flower Show

Easy Spring Floral Arrangements

Most of us love the coming of spring but early in the season we’re still waiting for flowers to appear. Never mind – a few faux blooms from the dollar store will serve to brighten our homes while we wait for nature to do its thing.

If you have a stash of fake flowers stored away, look through them to see if you can reuse some for these easy floral arrangements. 

 

 

Sit a couple of topiary balls on two ornamental vases or planters to bring some greenery into your home. Two ornamental birds add a bit of colour. If you have a fireplace, these would look nice sitting on the mantel.

 





This 2 ˝-inch glass vase is from Dollar Tree. Simply place some white and clear glass stones in the bottom and cut the tulip stems so that the flowers sit right at the rim.

 

Here, I used an old lantern with some green moss in the bottom as a vase for springtime blooms. These pretty pink blossoms make a cheery welcome in my front entrance.

 

 

These mini pots would make great party favours for a spring gathering.

You will need:

2 ˝-inch mini pots (one for each guest)
Craft paint in spring colours
Paint brush
Green moss
Floral foam or Styrofoam
A few stems of fake flowers cut to the appropriate height (same or different varieties)
Glue gun
Craft knife and needle nose pliers (with cutting edge)

 Instructions:

Paint pots and let them dry. 

For the white bushy flowers:

Just fill the pot with green moss, cut three or four sections from the floral bush with the needle nose pliers and “plant” the flowers in the moss. Use enough flowers to fill out the pot. You can glue everything in place to make it more permanent, if you like. 

 

 

For the tall yellow flowers:

Hot glue a small piece of floral foam to the bottom of the pot or cut a 1 3/4-inch Styrofoam ball in half. I found that the Styrofoam was slightly less messy to work with than the floral foam. Use a craft knife to cut the Styrofoam ball in half.

 

 

Press the flat side of the Styrofoam firmly into the bottom of the pot. 

 

 

Because the Styrofoam is slightly wider than the bottom of the pot, which is just over 1 1/2-inches, it doesn’t need glue to stay in place.

Cut your floral stem to a height of about 6-inches, removing any flowers that would be below the rim of the pot. Make a hole in the top of the foam with the flower stem, add a drop of hot glue and insert the flower stem, making sure it’s straight. Pack the pot with green moss to finish.

 

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