Spring is springing 'round these parts as evidenced by my kitchen window being slightly cranked open. It feels good to air things out in here. The bambinos have been under the weather the last few days which has equated to me not sleeping and being able to recite EVERY.SINGLE.WORD. of Finding Nemo. On the plus side, snuggling on the couch seems to do wonders for them (and me) and I guess there are worse things in the world than Dory.
So, chalk it up to my lack of sleep and the spring air, but I tackled some smaller projects while the lil' meatballs napped today. There have been a few projects out in the blogosphere that I have been itching to try and with my limited time frame, today became the perfect day to conquer them!
The first project is Pottery Barn inspired. How drool worthy are some of their spring displays? I am in heaven with all the soft muted colors and freshness of all of it. Makes me crave Easter and weather above freezing. Kara at Tizzi Lish created her own pear blossom sprigs which are AWESOME. I had already picked up some branches from the yard to display in a white pitcher I had, so I figured I was half way there! A stick of faux hydrangea from the good ole' Dollah Store and I was ready. I spray painted the twigs that I already had in a white satin spray paint I had leftover from another project.
Super easy and only needed one coat. Next I snipped off the hydrangea buds from the plastic stems. I found that they seemed a little more realistic if I cut them fairly close the actual bud.
Then I simply eyed each individual stem and started dropping a little dab of glue from my trusty hot glue gun in areas that I thought would naturally have a flower bud. I kept each one a little more sparse than the ones at Tizzi Lish.
**A little trick I often use when displaying branches or twigs is to fill the bottom of the pitcher or vase I am using with dried beans or rice. Instant stability for the branches and you can arrange them how you like!**
I used these twigs in two separate containers and I am loving the finished product! So THANKS Kara for your inspiration! Instant spring feeling in the house!
I am a serial DIY-ing, barn sale-ing, stay at home mom of two boys who has a knack for chic decor on a minimal budget. I believe you do not have to spend big money to have a home that makes a BIG design statement.