Tuesday, July 5, 2011

flowers for the black thumb pt.2

Yesterday I was over at nifty thrifty things as guest blogger with this projects that I completed the evening before leaving, did you go over her blog and check it? did you? did you?
In case you missed it... I asked her permission to use her photographs for a project I had in mind, and this is what I came out with.

In my blog  I mentioned already that I have issues with living plants, flowers, ...oh well, green stuff in general.

But I do like flowers, a lot.

Also, when I get fresh cut flowers, I do get upset when they die. 

I came up with a solution that gives me some color and none of the upsetting 
(also none of the scent, but there is a downside almost everywhere)...

I know you must be familiar with "floral Friday" ;)

all the printouts from nifty thrifty things
Well, Vanessa can take some pretty pictures, and she and her mom do have the ultimate green thumb (envy, envy, envy)

   --> What I did:

* stole downloaded all the floral friday pictures
* cut them in pieces (my rotary cutter was getting dull, so I mis-used it)
* cut pieces of wire hangers in different lengths
* coiled one end with pliers
* filled the bottom of a can with clay
* placed the pictures into the coiled part
* sticked the metal stems into the clay in the can

... immediate result.
I would like better flowers that are alive, but I might have to live with this B plan
Thank you Vanessa, for letting me use and enjoy your flowers!

❀ ✿ ❀ ✿ These are the links I used ✿ ❀ ✿ 

xox, d.


  1. What a fantastic idea! I love the pictures, they are soooo beautiful! I can't keep flowers, plants, etc alive either :(

  2. lol, this is just what i need. I keep trying to grow stuff and never have any luck :P

  3. I think even i can grow these flowers. A very cute ides.

  4. I think it's completely adorable!

  5. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That is so creative and fun! I found your blog on the "A Little Tipsy" linky party. I am a new follower here!

  7. Great idea, I love pictures of flowers *almost* as much as real flowers, and hers are beautiful.

  8. Such a unique floral bouquet! So very lovely! Also when you're done with it, you can re-use it for some other project. Perfect!

  9. You are so creative. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  10. this is exactly what i've been looking for to fill a void on my kitchen counter. or even my table. i would love it if you would post this to my tip-toe thru tuesday party (open until friday)


  11. What a great idea :) UR the best!

  12. Cute idea for those of us missing the green in our thumb! (I always refer to mine as a brown thumb since that's the color my plants turn when I kill them! ha)

  13. You are my kinda flower person! If it can grow, I can kill it - this would so work!!! Love it, thanks for sharing!

  14. I would LOVE to share this under the craft/recipe section on my blog with a link back to the instructions on your page.
    Let me know!
    Thanks! :)

  15. Very neat and clever idea! Would be a great way to brighten someone's day.

  16. very cute idea and I agree, her photographs are lovely - pretty enough for a bouquet! love your idea!

  17. What a lovely idea for a lasting vase of flowers!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  18. HI! We used this idea as part of our mothers day post-with a link back here of course:) Thanks for the inspiration! have a good day!


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