Fun Spring and Easter Bouquets

Are you ready to put the thought of winter behind you? Me too! We are supposed to hit 70 degrees this week. Who would have thought after the crazy winter we had in Massachusetts last year… yay! I am packing up the snow gear, shovels, and sleds. Time to think spring and for my family start planning for Easter.

These flower bouquet ideas put me in such a pleasant mood this morning. They would be great as decoration for your Easter celebrations but also easily adaptable for anyone just wanting to welcome Spring into their home.

If you haven’t ever arranged a bouquet of flowers with fun accessories in the vase, don’t worry, it is easy. To keep the flowers watered but decorations dry, place a small vase inside of a larger one. The small vase will be for the water and flowers. You can then line your decorations up in the dry space created between the vases – use your imagination as truly anything can work and make for a fun visual display. (Too big of a space? Just wrap paper towels or tissue paper around the inside vase to lessen the room.)

easter-flower-arrangements-29The umbrella is such a cute alternative to a wreath on your front door. To keep flowers in place, use floral foam. Getting foam in the shape of a cone seems works great. I also found that hanging the umbrella on the door first and then adding decorations and flowers was easiest.

Easter Grass DIY Spring Decor

Not sure why I love the simplicity of grass, but I do!  And how cute are those little terra cotta pots arranged on a cupcake tree?  Or some fancy grass in a nice glass bowl with simple decorations.  So pretty without being distracting.

Have fun and Happy Spring!

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Functional Magic with Pallets

Now that the sun is finally making a break through here in North Attleboro, I am definitely ready to get back outside and get working but I also wouldn’t mind working on a little functional art with the kids as well!   How super creative and simple are these ideas for re-purposing wooden pallets.  I have included my favorites below but definitely check out the whole article at Better Homes and Gardens for more DIY Pallet Projects.

Pallet compost binHow about tidying up your compost pile with three pallets braced together?

pallet outdoor coffee table Or what about this coffee table?
Just two pallets and some exterior paint!

pallet outdoor paintingNeed some art work to liven up an outdoor space?  How cute is this?

 
pallet rustic headboard
 
And just in case you are in search of a rustic style headboard…

 
Could it get any easier?

 

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Pretty (and simple) Tablescape

So I am a little late for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year holidays… but just saw this tablescape and thought it was pretty neat. 

By the way, we did make the roses out of fall leaves, however I forgot to account for them drying out. Ours definitely get crunchy after about 24 hours. Putting stems in water would have been a good idea 🙂 (But, who has time for using their brains and common sense when we have the holidays to prepare for?? Oh well, there is always next year!)

Since the holidays are now over and our household only has science fair projects to think about this weekend – woo hoo! – I can fully access my brain and share the following common sense suggestions on the candle and wine glass décor:

-Drip some melted wax onto the base of the wine glass then place the candle on it which will help to affix the candle to the glass bottom.

-Remember:
The wider the wine glass, the steadier the base of the support.
Try different types of glasses as well.
The height and width of the candle, will affect it’s stability.

Get creative and try other variations under the dome of the glasses- candy hearts for Valentine’s Day, fortune cookies for Chinese New Year,  little shamrock plants for St Patrick’s day, jelly beans or colored eggs for Easter, colored Hershey kisses,  gum balls, figurines, rubber balls … have fun!

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Stamping It Up with Potatoes!


potato stamp

With so much going on in my kids’ teenage lives these days, simple “throw back” but creative ideas just seem so right.  Click on the photos to get step by step directions on the HGTV website. (Coincidentally their Art Classes at M. Walker Studio are now focusing on print making. Love seeing how their brains work in selecting images and colors to layer together!)

Then…

 

…combine your artwork with a little technology for quick and easy printing to create sets of cards. I just take photos with my phone, upload them to Vistaprint (waiting for a sale of course!) then have cards printed. Order 10 cards for each design you have created then mix them up into sets and give as gifts. Or, have a calendar made using one print per month. Or have them printed on mugs. The possibilities are endless! And how nice to receive a handcrafted item that is also useful!

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
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508-930-5259
First Time Home Buyers
Existing Home Sales
New Construction
Antique Homes

Kensington Real Estate Brokerage – Servicing clients from Boston to Providence! North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon, Seekonk, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Providence, Lincoln