Monday, March 05, 2012

I was wondering what to do with this 12 bottle wine crate I had. It is unique and I wanted to display it somehow. So gathering a few bits from around the house , I loaded it with a vintage Pears Soap box I had, a tin Bath sign from dollar store and other items like a rolled up sage green hand towel and an ivory cushion that came in a gift basket years ago. I plucked my ol' wash board off the wall from the laundry room, along with wooden bath items ( also dollar store items).This is what I came up with. An antique washboard vignette :-) It is easy and cute. Wondering what to do with a unique crate of some sort you have at home ? Give this a try.Try rolling towels into a crate and add some soaps wrapped in tissue paper for your guests. Even a gift bag will work too. (One that is more rectangular shaped).It is cute easy to do and really takes no time at all :-)
Here is a simple idea I made using dried roses, eucalyptis and a simple yellow ribbon. I bought the metal flower pot from the dollar store years ago and already had the dry floral foam ( also a dollar store item ). Dry out your roses, place dry floral foam ( for dry arrangements) in the bottom of the metal can( or terracotta pot or whatever you have ) Trim your floral foam to whatever shape of pot you are using, rectangle circle square etc.Any extra pieces sliver nicely into corners if you need to, use it all up..... Next start with the top and place dried roses in a straight line across, follow down the next row straight across and so on until you have layers ( or lowering rows )that you are satisfied with. I did one row across top, and double rows on both sides. Next I used some dried leaves or petals that broke off in the process and covered the foam inside the metal can. (I also used other dried leaves and such)Once you are happy with the coverage tie a ribbon around the bottom and place it where you want it displayed. I had it on a table in the hall but moved it into my bedroom and surrounded it with my pewter vintage dresser set of comb/brush/mirror and my jewelery box. Violla...its done. Great look for a bathroom or guest room :-)