So there’s been a bit of spring cleaning around lately. And I found this guy :
An old flower pot deco. You can’t really see it, but this thing is filled with dust!
Especially on the flowers. The pot and ribbon itself is very icky too!
Time for a makeover!
I started off removing all the flowers and the existing styrofoam. Wash it out to have a clean empty pot.
The existing pot color is rather nice, but I decided to opt for white instead. I’ve got just the place to display this and white fits nicely.
I did a triple coat. I sprayed the pot upright twice, and once more upside down.
Light layers work best. If you spray too much at a time, the paint might just clump up and give you splotches with excess dripping down.
The next thing you’d want to do is to prepare the styrofoam piece.
I had a longer piece and simply cut it into size with a sharp blade.
It’d be great if you have one that is thick enough to level with the pot (or just slightly lower), but I didn’t so I stuck with this.
Pop your styrofoam into place.
Next, cut your flowers. I used fake flowers. They’d last longer.
I bought a bunch of them from Mydin which varies from about Rm2+ to Rm10 or more. It’s up to you which design you prefer.
My current bunch (Which already has quite a few flowers together) cost about Rm4.30
I bought 2 bunch but ended up only using 1 and still have extras!
Decide how you want it to look. I want mine to be short and full.
The fake flowers are best if they have wires in their stems. Mine had some with and some without in the same bunch.
The wired ones were pretty long, so I took 1 long wire and snipped it into smaller pieces. Give the flowers without wires a little tug and it comes off really easily. Replace it on the wired pieces.
Poke the flowers into the styrofoam as above.
I started with the middle, and then worked outwards with the flowers.
Try mixing your bunch around with some other flowers to see what works best for you.
Mine looks better without other flowers so I’m sticking to that.
Here’s the end result!
Hope you enjoyed it!
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