Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge "Spring Decorations"...Around the House Floral Containers


     I love to find items to repurpose in my crafting.  Call me frugal, but I truly enjoy trying to discover more than one way to use something. Or to use it over and over again.

     As I was thinking about Spring Decorations for this Decorate To Celebrate Design Team challenge, while sitting in the Northeast waiting for another snowstorm to descend, I just kept going back to flowers.  I have a garden full of flowers and herbs once the Spring and Summer come back and I love coming up with simple arrangements that would be great for party favors, table settings; something for your nightstand so you can see one beautiful bud in the morning.  I tend to like minimal arrangements, but these ideas can be adapted to any look you like.

    The key is to look for different objects to use as containers.  All my examples are with silk flowers, so I can hardly wait to implement with some real beauties that are currently sleeping under the snow.


     While my husband and I were doing some renovating around the house, I kept the doorknobs.  What I loved is that these doorknobs were original to the home, circa 1940 and I fantasized about all the hands that touched it.  I added one stem and I thought it looked very elegant in this setting:

     My son is 19 but for whatever reason I still have baby food jars.   Again, very simple but a grouping would be so cute.

          I had some small mason jars left over from Christmas crafting and even though it is Spring, I liked using some of my fake snow for filler.  Again, use your imagination - fill the jar with marbles or sand or pinecones for the winter.

     Votive candle holders are very affordable and you can purchase them in a large box for very little money.  My examples are very plain and you can spruce them up in a million ways.  Since they are so affordable, imagine tons of them around a table.  Elevate some of them to have different heights.

     I'm usually overly enthusiastic when it comes to buying supplies for Christmas crafting.  I had many clear ornaments left over and I thought, why can't I use these?  Be careful with delicate flowers.  With the silk ones, I just pinched them together and fed them through the opening.  You can place a bunch of these in a beautiful springtime bowl or hang from an indoor tree.  Even think about adding some glitter inside the ornament.  I also added them on top of the votive candle holder from above and I think it makes a unique vase.

   I hope I have given you some inspiration on making unique flower containers.  You are only limited by your imagination!


  1. Oh my gosh, Patti, what amazing ideas!! I love each one!! The doorknob is so creative!! And the ornament, too!! They all look gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. very creative with all the different flower holders love this idea. hugs

  3. Beautiful! I love how you displayed all the flower with different container ideas. Have a wonderful week. :)

  4. OMG! what a fantastic way to present those beautiful flowers and OMG! I love the Christmas and door knob:) so creative, I love it.

  5. Beautiful, Patti! I especially LOVE the flowers in the glass ornaments - brilliant!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Mollie's Motif


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