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14 Creative Ways to Display Flowers

Hey everyone! We took a little break last week for some much needed family time and now we’re trying to soak up every last bit of these summer days. I’m trying to keep things simple and that means with decorating, too. One easy and inexpensive way to brighten any room is by adding a pretty bouquet of flowers. They make me happy especially when displayed in unexpected ways. So today I thought I would share 14 creative ways to display flowers that make an big impact.

Think outside the vase!

#1. Vintage Tins or Canisters

With so many sizes and colors to choose from, this is a farmhouse favorite.

 

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#2. Dishes

Break out the saucers and cups or gravy boats.

 

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#3. Old Trophies

How about in a beautiful antique trophy? I love the patina and shape of this one from 12th and White.

 

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Faded Charm

#4. Glass Bottles

These are classic whether grouped together…

 

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Or by themselves…

 

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Or different colors…

 

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#5. Suitcases or Trunks

How about in a suitcase. Who would have thought?? How clever!

 

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Junk Market Style

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#6. Wooden boxes or Crates

Truly are farmhouse favorite!

 

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#7. Tin Cans or Buckets

 

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#8 Tea & Coffee Pots

 

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#9. Fruits and Vegetables

Creative ways with food…

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#10. Kitchen Gadgets

Do you have an old colander ?

 

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#11. Baskets

 

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#12. Crocks

 

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#13. Old Tool Boxes

Functional and pretty!

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#13. Watering Cans

 

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#14. Embellished White Pitchers

Of course my very favorite way to display flowers is with one of my white farmhouse pitchers.  To add another layer, simply add embellishments to the outside.

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TIP: I find the most amazing flowers at my local grocery store. They are 3 small bouquets for $15 and I mix in faux to make them go even further. Can you tell which ones above are faux?

So whether you use real or faux flowers, why not think outside the vase and create something unique for your home? What’s your favorite way to display flowers?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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A Colorful DIY Alternative for a Front Door Wreath

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week and enjoying your summer so far. Today’s project is an easy thrift store upcycle and a twist on the old front door wreath.  It’s a fun way to welcome your guests with added color and personality, besides yours, of course. 🙂   This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here

 

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The idea.

I have a few wreaths I like to use on our front door throughout the seasons and I have even made a few which you can see here and here.  For summer, though, I was in the mood to change it up a bit.

Do you ever feel like that?  Just want to do something different for a change?

It just so happens,  I was fortunate enough to find this old basket on one of my thrifty outings for a whopping $1.99. I’ve been super into bright pink flowers lately and as soon as I saw it I could picture pretty pink flowers on our front porch popping off the gray door and green siding.

 

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Front door wreath alternative supplies:

  • half basket/ thrift store basket
  • spray paint
  • burlap
  • spray adhesive
  • stencils
  • stencil brush
  • craft paint
  • upholstery tacks
  • faux flowers

 

Getting Started

I gave it a good cleaning with a little water and dish detergent.  Once it was dry, I broke out the white spray paint because I wasn’t crazy about what felt like a dated brown color.

 

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Oh gosh, no, the white did not work for me at all. Something about it just seemed too forced or springy or too toddler bicycle basket.  Honestly, sometimes a plan doesn’t always work out.

Plan B

Since I was going for a more farmhouse-y feel, I broke out the Oil Rubbed Bronze color I adore instead.

 

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Ah, much better. It just seemed more crisp and clean than the original brown.

From here I wanted to add some color. I decided to add a layer of burlap for contrast with a welcome stencil in pink. The burlap is not always easy to cut and with this one, I had to cut it at a bit of an angle to taper with the shape of the basket.

 

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For the paint, I used a mix of different color craft paints to get a red-ish pink that seemed happy to me. I applied it with my stencil brush. Easy peasy.

 

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When it was dry,  I sprayed the back of the burlap with the adhesive spray and centered it on the basket. For added interest, I used a hot glue gun to adhere upholstery tacks in the corners. I’ve used these before in my faux vintage suitcase project which was another thrift store upcycle.

 

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I tied a piece of burlap in a circle and used it to hang the basket on the door. As it was hanging, I placed the faux flowers I had picked up at Michaels inside until I had something I liked. The nice part is the flowers are not permanent so I can use them again in the house or use different ones in the basket.

The result.

An easy, DIY  alternative to your usual front door wreath to welcome family and friends.

 

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A colorful DIY alternative to a front door wreath - upcyle challenge - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Do you have something fun or out of the ordinary on your door or an idea for something different? Whatever it is you’re working on, I’d love to hear about it.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

 


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!