Do you ever have the urge to make something? Every now and then, I get the itch to create. Usually, flowers are involved. My latest project was a small wooden crate I picked up at Hobby Lobby a while back. I didn’t have anything particular in mind when I bought it. It was in the wood aisle which is filled with unfinished wood items of all types.
- Wooden crate
- Krylon spray paint
- Unique Stitch glue
- The Ribbon Boutique ribbon
- Floral foam
First, I gave the the wooden crate a coat of Krylon satin white spray paint. After it dried, I put it away in anticipation of a future epiphany. The impending coronavirus shelter in place order motivated me to create a flower arrangement before the government forces everyone to stay in for the next few weeks.
My favorite flower shop, Roots, was still open so I took a trip to the Flower Bar. It was a better deal to buy two small prepackaged bouquets, a few complimentary stems and some greenery.
After taking the standard Instagram shots of the flowers in the kitchen sink, I set to work on my project. I sawed a brick of green floral foam in half, soaked it in water and sat it inside a few plastic bags inside the wooden crate.
Next, I started arranging the individual stems and then filled it in with the greenery. Some prefer to reverse that order but the flower placement is key to me. I only bought a few large green leaves. The plan was to line the inside of the vase or container but in a moment of inspiration I decided to loop them instead for a more compact and artistic look.
My best ideas always come after the fact. After I finished, I remembered I had some black and white stripe ribbon in the craft ottoman. A little Liquid Stitch later and a stripe of ribbon was attached to the outside of the crate. I could have added a bow on one side of the box but I decided against it. If I was gifting it, I probably would add the bow as a finishing touch.