{gift idea} diy faux flower arrangement.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

So, I wasn't really planning on blogging this because it's not really a tutorial or anything, but as I started setting out my supplies, I thought the process would make a really cute GIF, so here we are. 

Is that a normal thing, to think, hey, this would be a really cute GIF!  I don't think it's normal #graphicdesignerquirk.

Anyway, a couple months ago, my mom sent me a text of a display at Hobby Lobby with the note, "Mother's Day idea."  I'm pretty good at taking hints (I don't think that was so much a hint as a request) so I set out to make it happen.  Here was the inspiration pic:

And here was the finished product!

Mine is quite a big smaller, because really, where would anybody put that GIANT flower arrangement, not to mention, that would cost a month's worth of daycare fees.

So, I picked up the urn one week (when it was 50% off), and the flowers the next week when they were 50% off.  I'm all about those savings.  Except I had to pay full price for the floral foam that I put in the bottom of the urn to hold the stems because I don't think that ever goes on sale.  Always buy things at HobLob when they're on sale.  That's Hobby Lobby shopping 101.  I should teach the class. 😜

So, here's the aforementioned GIF of the process.

I just cut each individual flower stem off the bushel with wire cutters and stuck them willy nilly into the foam until I liked the way it looked. It's probably at least 3 feet tall, maybe taller!

I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?  It's not really my style (although I do love the blue and yellow colors!), but it's totally 100% my mom's style, which is what matters when it comes to Mother's Day.

Also, this is something that I would have never thought of on my own, so I love that she sent me a *hint.* That way, she gets exactly what she wants and I feel like a good daughter for making it happen. 😊

I have to say, the whole process was very therapeutic and fun and only took about half an hour start to finish.  Do you DIY or BUY for holidays?  I used to DIY much more than I do now (#2kids) but when I get the chance, I still love to give a handmade gift. πŸ’›πŸΊπŸ’™

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