Use a thrift store find to put together a pretty, floral Welcome Spring Farmhouse Planter. Make sure to shop for florals using coupons to keep the cost low.
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It’s time for this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Erlene from My Pinterventures. This is always a fun blog hop with tons of great ideas and loads of creativity shared! It’s great to find a pin and give it your own spin. This year, each month will have a theme and the theme for March is spring, Easter, and gardening. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the post for lots more Pinterest inspired spring ideas ideas.
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I love saving centerpiece ideas to my Pinterest boards and since it’s time to welcome spring, I was looking for ideas. I found this Lavender Centerpiece from Kirkland’s that I thought Gloria would love for her farmhouse decor. I had a white metal planter on hand that I bought at my local Goodwill not long ago that I knew would look pretty for this.
Farmhouse Spring Farmhouse Planter Centerpiece
The planter was in really good condition and since I was putting this together for Gloria’s farmhouse decor, she wanted to keep it white. I cleaned it thoroughly just using soap and water.
While Gloria doesn’t include a lot of color in her decor, she does add a pop of light pink or light purple here and there. An assortment of purple blooms looks great against the bright white planter. I found these at both Michael’s and JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, using coupons for all of them.
Before I added the flowers, I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 to create “Welcome Spring.” I used Skinny Bold font and sized it to fit on the planter.
I cut blocks of floral foam to size to fit inside the tub. Using a small sharp knife is the best way to cut the foam. Before adding the foam, I scrunched up some white tissue paper to add some height to the foam.
More tissue paper was added on top of the foam to cover it. Then, I added some faux grass stems to each end of the planter.
The best way to add the flowers is by layering them in. To do this, I first used floral wire cutters to separate the stems.
There really isn’t a right or wrong way to add the flowers. I alternated left and right with the same type of flowers.
I tucked the stems through the tissue paper and into the foam as needed to hold them in place.
Taking the time after all of the stems have been added to adjust them for symmetry and height can make a big difference in the appearance.
I’m looking forward to seeing how Gloria will use this in her decor. It would make a lovely centerpiece or she might decide to place it on a table on her porch. As long as the outdoor area is covered, it should hold up well.
Supply List for Farmhouse Planter
- Artificial Flowers
- Floral Foam
- Tissue Paper
- Faux Grass Stems
- Floral Wire Cutters
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Black Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
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Farmhouse Spring Planter
Meet the co-hosts for this month’s Pinterest Challenge!
My Pinterventures • Across the Boulevard • Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Farm Girl Reformed • Slices of Life • Decorate and More with Tip • Purple Hues and Me • Intelligent Domestications • Sew Crafty Crochet • Life Beyond Kitchen • Modern on Monticello • Sum of their Stories • Once Upon A Time & Happily Ever After • EyeLoveKnots • Create with Cynthia • This Autoimmune Life • DIY Vibes • Mom Home Guide • Stone Cottage Adventures • Teadoddles • Our Crafty Mom
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓