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
Line the inside of the box with plastic wrap. This will prevent water from soaking through when you add water to preserve the flowers.
Submerge the floral foam in water and let soak for about 15-20 minutes. Then, cut foam to size to fit inside the heart.
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.
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 :)