Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thrifty floral tutorial

If you know me, you know I'm 'Thrifty'.
No, I didn't say cheap, I said Thrifty, lol.
I ran out of baskets to do my florals in, because I sold more than
I expected this year.
I needed a couple of
arrangments for the cemetery,
and it is an 80 mile round trip to pick up more baskets.
I started thinking, what am I gonna do?
Then I spot a coffee can
And being a thrifty person, I grabbed it,
washed and cut the bottom out of it
and peeled the label off

Then I put it ove my styrofoam
and pushed
until it cut the circle out

perfect fit, a touch of glue around the foam
and it won't budge

I start in the back, gluing each stem in, extending the ones
that need to be taller.

Finished product, except for the ribbons to cover the can.

And with the ribbon and bow.

For this tutorial, I used a 13 ounce can, but some of the other ones,
I've used the larger cans.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great idea and so pretty!


NanaDiana said...

That looks wonderful, Jettie! Love it. I know you have done florals for years so it is nice to see you doing a tutorial! Hugs- Diana