PAM (Painter Artist Mom) wanted my help on my last visit. She’s hosting a luncheon later in April, and she needs three table decorations (without spending a fortune).
I wish I’d known before making the trip. I would have brought paint and moss for some Moss Embossed Flower Pots for this project! But, all in all, Dollar Tree came to the rescue nicely.
We visited Dollar Tree and picked up a few things. Dollar Tree had no 6″ clay pots, so we bought the pots at Wal-Mart. Everything else is available at Dollar Tree.
When I saw the butterfly fly swatters, that’s when the real inspiration struck. You’ll need wire cutters to cut the rounded end so you can stick the prongs into the foam. We’ll get to that later.
To start, push the styrofoam down inside the pot. It’s a little snug, but that’s great because it won’t topple from top-heavy flowers.
Cover with grass. (One package of grass covers two pots.) Cut the flower stems to your desired length and stick them into the foam.
Spread the flowers apart for fullness and add the butterfly swatter wire into the foam.
If your tables are round, try to arrange the flowers to look nice from all sides. Also, try to place the butterfly close to the center rather than behind, which would create a “back” side.
We decided to add natural greenery from outside. Dollar Tree has floral foam, so use that rather than styrofoam if you’ll be adding something that will wilt. You’ll pre-soak the floral foam overnight and line the pot with plastic wrap. You don’t want water leaking onto your nice table-cloths!
See? It looks nice and full with the added natural leaves.
Notice the difference between the center pot that has fresh leaves and the two behind without. PAM can add fresh leaves the morning of the luncheon.
For color balance, choose a butterfly color that’s not prominent in each grouping of flowers.
Do you like the mixture of faux flowers with natural leaves while we wait for spring blooms to open?
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.