|Following is a guest post by Barb at Keeping With The Times… enjoy!!
Hi! My name is Barb and I’m so grateful to The Frugal Girls for this opportunity to be a guest poster here on their blog.All my information is at the bottom of this post and I’d love to see you at my blog, Keeping With The Times
|my lovely Valentine topiary|
|brightening up a corner in my dining room|
|gracing my nesting tables|
|love . . .|
|love . . . love . . .|
I wanted to make something for Valentine’s Day but just didn’t want it to be a lot of work or cost too much. Coming up with the idea is what took the most time since I was feeling less than inspired. Luckily, I had to run into town to get some batteries (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it . . .) and as I was browsing around, I saw some packages of these creamy paper-looking flowers. They were with all the pot-pourri items and were very inexpensive. I scooped up a couple of boxes and sped home, ideas forming as I drove.
It was time to re-purpose my Victorian Inspired Topiary that I had made about 15 years ago! Oh the dust that flew as I tore it apart! What satisfaction! I saved the pot, the stem, and the styrofoam all in one piece and simply hot-glued the white flowers onto the styrofoam until it was completely covered. However, when I was finished I wasn’t completely blown away (to say the least).
It needed something ‘Valentine-y’.
Hearts. Little tiny punched paper hearts strung on a piece of thin twine and wrapped around and around. OK, now I’m getting somewhere! For the finishing touch I put some pot-pourri inside the pot. Looks pretty and smells pretty too!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’m a creative soul who loves photography, scrapbooking, homekeeping and blogging. I blog at Keeping With The Times and I would love it if you joined me! I am also on Google + Pinterest and Facebook. Thanks so much! ~ Barb
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