I cannot wait for spring in NY! This weekend, the weather man has lifted the veil of snow and provided us with sunshine. Sunshine is all it takes for some inspiration to complete these projects and also I appreciate really good sales at Micheal’s Arts and Crafts.
Here are the supplies and tools I used.
1 stem bundle rose cream
1 stem bundle rose pink
1 pick cabbage rose light orange set
1 dry foam comes in 3 pieces 1 7/8 x 2 13/16 x 3 7/8 in
Ashland storage box and pink vase
I’m also reusing one part of a black box which was a box for a watch
Scissors, knife and cutting pliers.
Roses in a box
I prefer to use the cream roses for this project.
The box fits about 1 1/2 dry foam so I cut one to fit using a knife. The dry foam does not have to take up the whole space in the container.
So now, cut the flowers to size measuring however tall you want your flowers to stand in the box.
These artificial flowers come with wire stems so don’t use the scissors to cut the stems. I used the scissors to cut the green covering to expose the wire. Here, I used my jewelry cutting pliers but I suggest you use a handyman’s cutting pliers. The wires come in different sizes so it might damage your jewelry cutting pliers.
When cutting, make sure you expose the wire, this helps when you insert the flower stem in the foam.
I only end up using six of the seven in the bundle. I also kept the leaves and the baby’s breath to fill in some areas.
Flowers in a Book
The idea behind this is how beauty can be teeming out of a book. I love books, it’s great when they take me somewhere else, and I am able to escape.
I’m using the cabbage rose set with some of the pink roses to fill this storage box.
The same process as the first one. Cut the stems to size and fit the foam in the box. For this, the foam is about twice the thickness of the book so I had to cut the foam to fit. As you can see, the foam does not have to cover the whole inside of the box.
I wanted to make this look really full of flowers so I had to use some from the bundle of the other two and mixed all the flowers in.
Roses in a Vase
The remaining flowers I used for the pink vase. I measured the the foam size by estimating from the bottom of the vase.
I realize that the small pink flowers and the leaves would be better with the book. I only used the pink ombre roses for this.
I didn’t glue anything down but you have that option to do so. I just wanted to be able to take them out and rearrange them or use the containers for other ideas.
The supplies for this project cost less than $27. I always wanted the roses in a box but the real one can cost over a hundred dollars and it wouldn’t last and making this only cost me about $6 since I already have the black box. I couldn’t resist the pink vase and the thought of the flowers blooming out of a book was just stuck in my mind. Who knows anything can come out of a book.
Until next time…