Remember our DIY lampshade?
Placing it alongside my singing bowl, the ashtray that serves as our keys holder and a ceramic dish with lovebirds (a wedding gift to us), I figured the whole set-up looks gloomy. It needs something colorful to break the monotony of neutral shades. So I decided to add a floral piece here, and together with AJ, we made our own floral decoration that became our weekend project.
The materials were all bought from the Landmark, and cost us only P500. Here are what we used: a small glass vase (P119.75), styrofoam board (P19.75), plastic flowers in bright orange and yellow (2 bundles at P134.75 each), dried moss (each pack costs P14.75), my old cutter, scissor and double adhesive tape.
Now, here are the easy steps in creating your own little floral piece:
Cut out the styrofoam board into small sizes. These will serve as the base in which you will “pin the flowers”. We made a 3-layer base, held together by double adhesive tape. Make sure to leave some allowance around the vase for the dried moss.
Btw, the styros need not be cut in perfect circles.
Next, cut out the flowers into individual stems and try arranging them by “pinning” some at the center of the styrofoam base.
Now we’re ready to “plant” the dried moss along the spaces surrounding the vase. You will need your scissor to push them down to the bottom. It’s a messy task so be sure you have your electric fan turned off before putting in the dried moss leaves.
When done, arrange the rest of the flowers in the vase. It’s also cool to use different type of flowers but this being my first attempt at flower arrangement, I opted for a single type and just chose colors that complement each other.
Here’s our DIY floral piece, untrimmed but looking like in full bloom hehe:
With our DIY lampshade:
Cute, isn’t it? =)