Before I start with my project, I want to thank you for the response to my Monday posts. I started this as a challenge to myself but a number of people are responding that they want to join in. I am thrilled and know we can inspire each other to appreciate and use what we have in our homes. If you would like to join the Make do and Mend Mondays team, leave a comment on this post or email me. I am setting up a Make do group on my sidebar and would love to have you join us for a weekly party. Just post each Monday and be sure I have your link. It can be something you are currently doing but perhaps you have a past item you made do with that you want to share. I am excited to read about more projects and starting being inspired to more wonderful ways to create a beautiful home without breaking the bank.
We have a shelving unit in our garage with all my silk flowers and plants. I use mostly silk as severe allergies has prevented us from having many sorts of real flowers in our home. Good quality silk flowers are not cheap but do last a long time. That makes their initial cost worth it in the end. But sometimes, I pull out something that just seems a little tired after years of use. On top of that, I was in the mood for something new to use for a spring decoration.
I took a bouquet of ranunculus and clipped the blooms off individually. I then clipped the leaf steams off to use as filler.
I took a wooden trough that I have and started placing the flowers in bending the stems to the shape of the bowl. Once the flowers are arranged, start filling in with the leaves.
It looked nice at this point but I felt it needed that extra touch. I tried weaving in a string of pearls but it did not show up enough so I remember a black bead garland I have and tried it instead.
Adding a doll quilt I made with pink fabrics, a stitched Welcome greeting in a stand and a pretty pink candle completes the vignette. As you walk into my living room, this is your greeting. As the stitching says 'Welcome Friends and Neighbors'.