Tell me ladies... Has your man ever brought home flowers from the supermarket for you? You know the ones...They look nice in their cellophane wrapper but once you take them out and put them in a vase they look like the photo above? What I am wondering is, WHAT'S with the pine cone? You can't see from this photo but there is a pink flower to the right that makes me want to sing that Sesame Street song~♫"One of these things just doesn't belong here, one of these things just isn't the same."♪
Well, I am here to tell you~There IS hope...
First off, the two vases pictured are must haves for any household. The large one is $4 the small one is $3-You can buy them at Walmart. I've seen the same vases cost SO much more at other stores.
Now being it's Christmas lets...
Add lights! Just scotch tape white wired lights to the outside of the smaller vase.
Insert smaller vase into larger one.****
Above are tiny Styrofoam snowballs I purchased at an after Christmas sale. I added these snowballs "between"(not pictured) the two vases~You want to keep the small vase empty so we can add water in it later. This type of snowball filler does well with the little bit of heat the lights put out. I only keep this lit for short periods of time "AND" I never leave the house with the lights left on-Yes, that was my OSHA compliant safety announcement. ****
Now that you have all your ingredients, you need to leave your house...That's right just walk (don't run) out that door and take a pair of scissors with you (hence, the part about not running !) If it's winter find either a ...
A bush with leaves on it
Cut some branches off your live Christmas tree like I did. ****
Add them with the flowers and you have this....
(Yes, that is the same exact bow I showed you how to make the other day in my bow making video-masking tape and all)**
Now I know there are some of you out there (you KNOW who you are/God bless you) that have told me you could not make a bow even if I was standing next to you showing you how. So I took the bow out and added a Christmas sprig I had with pine cones and a bird on it. Then I added a bird to one of the branches for a nice extra touch.***
Above is a photo with the lights in the room turned down...
It really does look much prettier in person.
If you take the lights off the small vase you could add so many other fillers:
Outdoor Christmas light bulbs (without wire)
Fake Snow flakes
Mini candy canes