Volunteering at a thrift store provides plenty of opportunity to purchase “raw” materials, that is things to remake into new things! It really sparks my creativity. Steph asked me to come up with an arrangement for her dinning room table. It had to be rustic in keeping with her Christmas/winter decorating theme with a touch of purple.
When my son got married in 2009, I taught myself simple flower arranging via tutorials on the web. I used that bit of knowledge plus thrifted, purchased, & found* items to create Steph’s arrangement.
Make the box:
I was originally going to leave this without a bottom to act as a slipcover for the arrangement but decided adding a bottom would make it more convenient to move the arrangement. I simply cut a piece of cardboard to fit & glued it into place.
Arranging the flowers (watch video above for this):
*Thrifted: purchased at a thrift store or yard sale
Found: an item already purchased for another project or acquired for free already in crafting stash
Purchased: something bought new