Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine Flower Pot

Flower 2

Love is in BLOOM with this cute little Valentine’s flower pot but it almost wasn’t !  I say that because this started out as an entirely different project.  I grabbed about 4 bags of these Heart Picks when I was in Dollar Tree. 






I was originally going to make a heart topiary but soon ran out of hearts.  I terribly misjudged how many hearts it would take to cover my little styrofoam ball.  As I was looking at it and so not wanting to run out and buy about 10 more bags (just to be safe),  I realized it looked kind of like a flower.  Hmmmm…if the center was yellow, it would look more like a flower…no sooner than I thought it, I was up painting the center yellow and my wooden dowel green.  Then I pulled out the hearts and covered the rest of the styrofoam with pink tissue paper.  I just glued it down.  I put my hearts back on and then the dowel.  I put some styrofoam into a ceramic flower pot and inserted the dowel into the foam.  I covered it with some paper shred.  I added a little felt leaf and a ribbon and that was it. 


Flower

I like the little flower even better than the topiary that I had planned because it’s a little unexpected and so bright and cheerful!   I think it will look cute in my daughter’s room even after Valentines Day is over. 

Flower 3

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16 comments:

  1. This is really cute:) I would love to put something like this in my daughter's room:) It's so bright and cheery like she is! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. I saw those hearts at Dollar Tree. I was wondering what I could use them for and now I know!

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  3. Cute CUTE Cute! I am trying to think of a way to make an edible version of this!!

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  4. Sweet! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  5. This is totally cute. And so festive. I love it!

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  6. This is totally cute....{keep it around for Mother's Day and Spring decor as well}

    Thanks for partying at Creative Juice Thursday!

    <3
    nicolette

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  7. Oh wow, that turned out really awesome!

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  8. We needed a really easy decorating idea for Valentine's Day, and I knew this would be great. We plan to get it made. Thanks!

    I also thought your button was so cute that it is now on my blog. I am also following you.

    http://mydevotionalthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is soo stinkin sweet! And of course I love the price tag! Cuteness on a budget! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-hippo-party-11.html

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  10. This is such a clever idea! Turned out so cute! I'm with Lori, an edible version would be fun. Maybe a cookie pop or something. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. You're being featured today at Creative Juice!

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  12. It's super cute, and I like that it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day. I know your daughter will love it in her room.

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  13. What a cheery display for V-Day!

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  14. This is so sweet! I love your end result -- making do made it better!

    Sharon
    www.styrofoamcrafts.com

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