Happy Friday everyone. I bring you hurricane Sandy flowers! Yep, I made these while wind and rain were lapping at our house on Monday and Tuesday. After I made mom her flowers for her birthday here, she wanted me to make something similar for her friend who just moved into a new house. She bought all the supplies and let me have at it. I think it turned out pretty neat- I took some risks and I think they turned out pretty cool. The thing that scared me a little was painting the big burlap rosettes. I took a silver paint and mized with a weird shade of blue and this is how it turned out. I really like the finished look. And, recognize the button from last night's picture? I just loved them too much.
Mom was also lucky enough to find a pretty cool drawer to place the jar vases in. This one is painted white and kind of shabby chic looking to me and has a pretty cool drawer pull.
I think she did a really good job finding something fun for these jars to go in. I also took a nice little close up of the leftover fabric I wrapped around the jar for a little added interest. I realize that they are crooked and don't match up and I decided that it was more fun that way. The friend is a quilter so I think she can appreciate scraps and fun edges.
Last but not least I have included a picture where you can see a little more of the variety of flowers in the boquet. Unfortunately not the best coloring or lighting because I was in a little bit of a hurry this morning, but you get the idea.
So there you have it, my Hurricane Sandy flower arrangement. Did anyone else do crafts while the hurricane ran its course?
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