Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dreary Day No More

As another winter storm threatens the DFW area, I sit and look ouside my window. I yearn for the BLOOMS of my roses to stare back at me, but alas there is nothing but melting snow.
I really want Spring to be here. I want to hear the  birdies sing and I want to sit on my front porch and watch my little guy "chalk" all over the sidewalk.
I want to smell fresh cut grass and go on long bike rides and feel the wind blowing thru my hair.

So there. You feeling as nostalgic and depressed as I am with all this wintery weather yet? Well I have some news for you.
I am not going to take another dreary day. I want to have a smidgen of Spring time here in my home.
So I went to the Home Depot and bought myself a tin bucket. I was looking for one of those empty paint cans but when I saw the bucket I liked it better. You can use whatever you have on hand. For smaller arrangements you can use a soup can or an empty peaches can (anything you can get your hands on).

I decided to cover this bucket with some scrap fabric, modge podge it and stick some beautiful flowers into it.
First I prepped the bucket by spreading some modge podge all over it.
I then took my fabric and covered it. After allowing for a few minutes of drying time, I then brushed more modge podge on the fabric to protect it from the moisture. I then added some grossgrain ribbon and a couple of buttons to cover up some *cough* flaws.  I simply stuck the planter it came in, in the bucket, stuck my flowers in them and added some moss. Voila! Instant Springtime.

                                       {sitting pretty by my kitchen window}

                                {beautiful flowers make this mama happy}

What do you do to chase away the winter blues?

Wouldn't this make a great gift too? Imagine for Mother's Day, Get Well Bouquet, etc. Oh the possibilites!
Things I learned from this little dealy: Next time I'll use spray adhesive. It sets so much faster. I will spray with acrylic sealant. Modge Podge took WAAAAYYY too long.

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Would you like to comment?

  1. I love it! Thanks for the tip about the adhesive. What a great idea and the flowers are beautiful. I'm feeling cheered up already!

  2. They make this mama happy too! Even if I'm just seeing them sitting in your kitchen! :-) Thanks so mnuch for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!


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