The snow may still be on the ground, but the tulips are on the table and that makes me happy! A few weeks ago, I had a vase of pretty pink ones on the nightstand in my bedroom and it really brightened the entire space. Of course, when I went back to the grocery store this week, they were all of out of pink.
Now I am not normally a fan of artificial flowers, unless they are on the front door. I like the energy and the invisible life force that you can only get from fresh. However, I did have some silk stems leftover from my rain boot article on hand. They came home with me during the conceptual phase and hadn't yet been returned. I grabbed them out of the car, cast my prejudice aside and started thinking.
I tried them in a few containers, but no, they weren't right. Then I spotted my hurricane, filled with beans, and decided it was time for a springy update and a fresh idea was born...and it took me less than ten minutes to create.
I love it. I actually cannot wait for dusk, so I can see it lit up in its full glory! The unnecessary directions are as below.
I placed an artificial candle, with a timer, in the center of the hurricane.
I removed the pink flower heads and a few greens from the stems and dropped them into the glass, making certain that the candle remained centered.
I pushed a few of the heads into the bottom rim of the hurricane to fill the space.
Voilà! Instant pretty!
The palate in my master is green and white, so the pink really stands out and add a little softness. When the sun goes down and the candle glows, it will add a little atmosphere, as well.
The flowers won't wither, the price was right and it took me longer to make my bed than it did to assemble this little number.
I'd say that makes this project Exquisitely Unremarkable!
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