CRAFTING + DIY ON A BUDGET | Ombre Flora Heart Box by Kindred

Sup guys?  Alison here, hey :)  I’m crazy in love with the ombre (cannot bring myself to spell it ombré, sorry) project Kindred has for us today.  Many reasons, too many to list here.  But I’ll try: it’s cheap, the ombre trend is represented (I’m woefully obsessed still with the ombre trend), it’s multi-functional, there’s a heart shape!, and it’s a super easy, super chic way to dress up a table.  Also, it’s the perfect project for every ability level, which is always great.  Really the only thing that could make this project any better is if it came with a complimentary commode caddy.

The iPad Commode Caddy.

Take it away, Kindred ladies!!

With summer on its way, we couldn’t help but notice all the pretty greens blooming around town and popping up at grocery stores. With so much to choose from, you won’t have to spend a fortune on those big, bright flowers (save that for another day!) — in fact, most of what we used here were “filler” greens. Make this pretty box of fresh notes to send a sweet friend or to use as a centerpiece on your wedding day!

What you’ll need:
- Heart papier mache box (comes with lid, but you won’t need it)
- Assorted fresh florals/greens
- Plastic wrap
- Floral foam for fresh flowers (make sure it is not “dry foam”, which is used for fake flowers)
- Floral cutters

Step 1:
Line the inside of the box with plastic wrap. This will prevent water from soaking through when you add water to preserve the flowers.

Step 2:
Submerge the floral foam in water and let soak for about 15-20 minutes. Then, cut foam to size to fit inside the heart.

Step 3:
Add greens and florals by cutting stems at a sharp angle with the floral cutters. Use the pointed stem to puncture the foam and secure branch. Avoid creating a pre-drilled hole, as it doesn’t allow for the stem to take in as much water– however, for softer stems, this may be necessary.

Step 4:
Now that your box is full of greens and pretty as ever, add an optional finishing touch by cutting out a message to lay on top!

Finished! Don’t forget to lightly water :)

Cheers :)

xoxo Kindred

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  1. Love it, so much!!!

  2. San Diego Wedding Planner on June 19, 2013

    What a cute idea!

  3. AnneDee on June 20, 2013

    I’m really lovin the idea and design :)

  4. Tara on June 20, 2013

    This is so amazing – love it!

  5. MarylrubyUK on June 21, 2013

    Nice imagination ………. perfect creativity
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  6. Asheville wedding planner on June 21, 2013

    What a cute idea, very cool

  7. chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day on June 21, 2013

    ooooh, love this!

  8. Linda on June 22, 2013

    This is a very cute idea. I am also an ombré fan.

  9. Ken on June 24, 2013

    What an awesome idea :)

  10. Myne Forever on June 27, 2013

    This awesome and very easy to make.Love this cute heart decor.

  11. Intuition Photography on June 28, 2013

    What a great idea, looks easy enough to actually do :) thanks!

  12. Amber on July 3, 2013

    Great idea! Love how simple it is to make too.

  13. This is a pretty cool unique idea. I wished I was crafty like this to think of such DIY ideas.

  14. jose on July 20, 2013

    your work is fantastic, congratulations

  15. denisse on July 25, 2013

    These ideas are truly unique! Love the idea of putting flowers using a box to shape them! thanks for the post!

  16. Bronwyn on July 30, 2013

    Great inspiration to get DIY’ing in time for the big day. This is such an innovative and unique idea and what a great use for an blooms you may have

  17. Martin&Mel on August 25, 2013

    Go veggie and add some broccoli to it could also be a really special idea! ;-)

  18. on September 18, 2013

    LoVE it! Soo Cuute!

  19. Olivia Fisher on December 10, 2013

    Very creative! And it’s so simple.

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