Just like so many people around this time, I cannot wait for spring to finally get here! I am newly inspired to add a bit of color to our home to celebrate, and love the look of fresh greenery. So, last weekend while perusing Homegoods to get some inspiration, I saw a cute little wooden box filled with bottles and fake boxwood. While I’m not normally a fake plant kind of person, I was definitely eyeing it. Like did-a-few-passes-down-that-aisle-while-contemplating-if-I-could-be-a-fake-plant-person kind of thing. After a bit, I decided to give it a try! I mean I kill almost every house plant I own, so maybe bringing in a fake plant or two might be a smart idea : )
However, instead of spending $20 on it, I went home and looked through our scrap piles and craft closet and recreated it for free! It took all of 10 minutes and was a crazy easy project.
Here’s what I gathered up:
A couple of scrap 1x6s, three old Starbucks Frappuccino bottles, a little bundle of faux boxwood (picked up during a Michaels sale a while ago for just a few dollars) and some twine. The only things not pictured- wood glue and stain/paint for the box.
First off the 1×6 was cut in half longways, leaving two pieces about 2.75 x 11”. I cut the second 1×6 scrap so there were two pieces about 2.75 x 3″ for the sides.
Then, using wood glue, I glued the box together. This box has no bottom, but a bottom could easily be added using thin plywood.
I added a clamp to make sure everything was held nice and tight while the glue dried. (about 30 mins)
For the bottles, I cleaned a few Starbucks glass bottles that look like little milk glasses, and added some green twine for decoration.
Then, added the boxwood! Deke was extra curious and decided to stare at me the entire time, and despite knowing he’s not allowed on the table, he would not budge. Maybe he’s a crafter deep down and his lack of thumbs prohibit him from ever living out his dream. The world will never know : )
Once the glue was dry, the box can be finished anyway you’d like! The scrap wood I used was already stained from another project, so I just dry brushed on some white paint and let that dry for about 5 minutes.
This little flower box ended up in our half bath, which, if you remember from our past posts, used to be a dark blue. Surprise! I’ve already repainted and we’ve only been here for 6 months. M loves that about me : P
What do you think? Do you decorate with artificial flowers or greens? Have you repainted a room multiple times in just a few months? Would you make this project for your home? Or are you just happy it’s Friday : )
Have a great weekend!
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