My procrastination rose (genuinely not an intentional pun) to new heights yesterday....but who cares when I can look at the table and see these pretty flowers? I went budget decor shopping and ended up with a very romantic, spring flower display.
To recreate it, you would need: a 'fishbowl' style vase, some water balls (beads....or whatever those absorbing ball things are), some roses, scissors and an elastic band.
So in short I:
- put the water balls in the bowl adding a couple of inches to it. At this point it looks like frogspawn or worse, but it will eventually look more like bubbles as above!
- strip the roses of all leaves.and arrange them into a bouquet in your hand. Leaving about 6 roses outside, secure the small cluster in a rubber band. Chop them to the desired length and so they sit inside the bowl.
- Then balance them in the centre of the bowl. Using the remaining 6 roses (with slightly longer stems) rest them around the edge of the bowl, on top of the balls. These act as little wedges to keep the bouquet centred.
- Lean back, and feel smug! It was THAT easy.
I also bought the little cup in a sale in the shop. It's in the process of becoming a candle in the photo above. To make a teacup candle follow Martha Stewart's instructions. I didn't....nothing went that wrong, but I wouldn't recommend melting a combustible material without some instruction (not everyone is as daft as me!)
Then I used the pretty new washi tape that Anja and I found when craft shopping on Tuesday to beautify a tealight. Put together it transformed into the perfect girly centrepiece AND a suitably romantic addition to my 2 year anniversary celebrations. Congratulations me!
Do you have any other washi tape projects you can recommend to me? I have seen the usual on Pinterest, but want something really interesting!