Friday, March 2, 2012

Do-It-Yourself Silk Flower Arrangement

There was a corner of our living room that was looking a bit empty recently, and I decided to put some sort of big vase in the corner. An impromptu visit to Michael's provided the needed inspiration, with their
pre-made arrangements:

Super pretty, but at $300 and $350 a pop, I wasn't really feeling it. So hubbie and I (who patiently waited around for me at the store for at least half an hour) decided that we should try to make our own! I liked the one of the left for the drape-y thing it had going on, and the one on the right because it had hydrangeas in it. I seriously can't WAIT to have a yard so I can have some of my own!

In any case, after some careful selecting and checking back with the arrangements to get some ideas for what they had in them, I had a pretty nice looking vase! Even better, all the flowers were half off. With my 40% off coupon for the vase, it ended up being about $60 total. Not exactly cheap, but seemed like a bargain compared to what Michael's was charging for the pre-made version.

The only problem with my arrangement was the lack of any natural elements. In the pictures above, there were some nicely shaped sticks in there that gave it a balanced shape. There were some bunches of sticks that you could purchase, but some some stubborn part of me objected to paying $12 for something you could easily find outside. So, of the park we went! Took a walk in the usual wooded area that we like, and found some very excellent specimens that I thought would work very well:
My pile-o sticks!
After a bit more arranging, draping, stick breaking and label cutting, I came up with some pretty nice looking flowers!

Included this one at another link party!


  1. Wow, that is impressive. Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters