September 28, 2010 | Projects | Comments
For the three DIY projects this week… I wanted to steer away from the typical clear, glass vase and use other affordable options that are still a bit unique. Ikea is on of the best places to pick up cheap vases or planters. When browsing the store (which I do way too often!) I came across this wooden box. I think it’s pretty adorable and has a nice rustic/modern charm to it ; ) The box is only $5.99 and I knew I could make something cute out of it! If you like this idea, follow the instructions below ; )
1) Purchase a wooden box (or one like it) from Ikea. It’s called the Bjuron
and cost $5.99
2) Start collecting plastic bags from stores… each box will use one plastic bag… make sure there are no holes. Then place the bottom inside the box and cut the sides (that overhang) off.
3) You’ll use floral foam for this project, which can be purchased at Michael’s. Cut the foam so it fits nicely in the box. Before you place the foam inside the box, you’ll need to soak it in water until it becomes heavy and filled. Then place it inside the bag… like the picture above.
4) Be creative and use any flowers you love or that go with your event! In this photo I used green and white Chinese Spider Mums, as well as green filler. Once you have your flowers, just start playing! Floral foam is so fun because it allows you to organize the flowers just the way you want! Press the stems of the flowers into the foam and the flowers will feed from the water… the foam soaked up. By using floral foam you will have more control over the entire look of the centerpiece.
This trick, with the bag and floral foam, will work for just about anything… like a basket, shoe, hat!