Wanting to keep Spring around for the inside of the house for the rest of the season, I changed up the mantel with some Hydrangea floral arrangements. Floral arrangements can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be if you look for clearance items. I found these bowls on clearance at Pier 1, Hydrangea floral bunch and with a 40% off coupon, some floral foam, it was less than $25.00 to make both. When making what I call “semi permanent” floral arrangements and the reason I call them semi permanent is because I like to re use, re purpose what I original used.
For instance I don’t cut off the stems of the floral bunch like these arrangements. I wanted a low arrangement, so by folding and curling up the stems I can later un-uncurl and straighten them later for possibly a taller arrangement.
You will want to first cut your foam block to fit into whatever type of dish you are using,
add your larger pieces first, here I left most of the leaves in tact only pulling the larger stems away for the larger stem
I like to use a glue gun mainly because here is that “Semi permanent” I talked about. With hot glue it holds and yet it can be easily removed later. This way the bowl can be used later as well.
Once I had my larger floral pieces where I wanted them I then filled in the middle (bare spots) with some floral filler (which I had used in my earlier Spring mantel filling in some white pitchers and make a nest on some square vases I painted white which was left over from some topiaries I had made.
So here you can see…one, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make, update and use what you already have to transform one idea into another creating different arrangements and the bowl is also reusable to decorate with or simply wash it up and use for side dishes.
Another update to the mantel are my large final pieces I made from lamps and refinished fireplace screen that was painted with some mercury and medallion metallic glazes.
Bottom middle: Keeping Spring for the rest of the season
Next before we know it…it will be Summer.
Do you change out your mantels through out a season as much as I have? I guess you can say I just love Spring and the colors it brings through out the season.
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Till Next Post…Xo Tammy
Hi again, Judy here…you all know how I get some of the projects that she doesn’t want anymore…..well…..the rearranging for the seasons with the floral arrangements is such a good idea, except for one problem….I never get the floral arrangements!! lol