A few things come to mind when I think about Valentine’s Day.
Hearts, the word love, a cute little angel holding a bow and arrow…
Valentine’s Day and roses just go together. Kind of like spaghetti and meatballs, or if you are in my home, rice and beans.
So I pulled out a few roses I had saved from when I made my spring centerpiece last year and got to work trying to figure out what I can make with them for this coming Valentine’s Day.
I decided to use the pink and white roses from that centerpiece but I was also on the hunt for something else to go with them. Eventually, I took a trip to my local dollar store and saw these teeny tiny roses.
So cute. I had to bring a few home with me!
When I put those tiny roses together with the roses I already had on hand I came up with this sweet centerpiece perfect for Valentine’s Day.
ok there’s my short intro, let’s jump right into the heart of this post…
Here we go…
Valentine’s Day Centerpiece – Faux Roses
Here’s what I used:
2 Bunches of pink faux roses (from the dollar store)
1 bunch of white faux roses (from the dollar store)
3 packs of mini white, pink and hot pink roses (also from the dollar store)
Decorative small rocks
A small white box
optional: wire cutters
Ok now here’s what I did:
First, here’s a look at the container I’m working with to hold my flowers. It’s just a plain white, square box. The same box I used for this post. It’s actually the box my Apple Watch came in.
I started by filling my box with some decorative small rocks. I’ve had these for years and not quite sure where I got them from but I’m assuming they came from either Walmart or the dollar store.
Dried beans or rice can also be used in place of these rocks. Or small marbles or decorative sand, usually sold in craft stores like Michaels or even dollar stores. Anything that can hold the roses in place.
Next, I cut down all of my roses fairly short since my box is not very tall.
Then I bent a few of the stems, like the ones pictured below. This was just to get a few different heights in my centerpiece.
I also removed all of the leaves.
Now for the fun part!
I placed my white flowers on one side and the pink flowers on the other.
But I kept one pink and one white rose off to the side.
I took those two flowers set aside and placed the white one into the pink side and the pink one into the white side.
Now I’m going to start working with my smaller roses.
Like I mentioned earlier, I found these in the dollar store. If you go looking for them, they were by all of the party supplies in my store so you may want to check around that area.
They have a very thin, bendable wire great for wrapping around anything.
The white bunch only brought 5 roses and I ended up using all of them.
There were about 20-30 roses in the pink and hot pink bunch and I ended up using most of them for this centerpiece.
Now it’s time to start bringing all these colors together.
I scattered the tiny pink flowers mainly all throughout the white flowers
I also added just a few to the pink side.
Then, I added all of my small white roses to the pink side…
Ok, doing good so far…
I also tucked a few of my small roses along the rim of the box
As for the hot pink roses…
I scattered those all throughout my centerpiece.
oh those colors!
Lastly, find a spot for my new centerpiece…
Where my sweet 2 year old daughter can’t tear it apart 🙂
And that’s it!
I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day centerpiece with faux roses and decide to give it a try in your home!
Please don’t forget to pin and share with your friends.
Move over red and green…
White and yellow are taking center stage for this Christmas decor DIY.
So I decided I wanted to challenge myself and do exactly what I did for my fall centerpiece. I made use of a few of my summer flowers to complete that centerpiece and (I think) it worked out pretty good.
But I was kind of stuck. I had pink and yellow artificial flowers to pick from.
How on earth could I possibly use those summery flowers for Christmas?
That doesn’t work for the holidays.
Or does it?
Well, I decided I would only make use of a few of the yellow flowers and combine them with white poinsettias that I found at the dollar store.
So did it work?
Let’s find out!
Here we go…
Christmas Table Decor (White and Yellow)
Here’s what I used:
Faux poinsettia flowers from the dollar store (I used a total of 3 bunches that had about 4 flowers each)
3 clear vases of different heights
Scissors and tape
This is what I did:
First, I cut out a piece of yellow ribbon long enough to wrap around my vase
Then I placed a piece of tape here…
(I placed my tape horizontally so that I can cover it up in the next step with my white ribbon)
I repeated this step for two more vases
Ok next, I cut out a piece of white ribbon long enough to wrap around the vase and again used tape to attach the ribbon, this time over the yellow ribbon
I placed that tape over the tape that is holding the yellow ribbon in place
Then I looped another piece of tape (you can also use double-sided tape) and placed it next to the white ribbon
And pressed down the other end of my white ribbon onto that looped tape. (So the piece of tape is under the white ribbon)
Placing the looped piece of tape under the white ribbon works great because you won’t see any tape like that.
Next, drop in 3-4 poinsettias into each vase
(I bent each stem right below the faux poinsettia before dropping it in so it sits nicely in the vase)
As for a few of those flowers I had from my summer centerpieces…
I dropped them right in the middle of the poinsettias and…
There you have it!
A very bright
Christmas Table Decor!
Hope you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Please leave a comment below if you decide to give this a try and don’t forget to pin and share with your friends!
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I know, I know…
It’s Thanksgiving. Most people are decorating for Christmas already, but I’m here blogging about Thanksgiving decor.
Well, I usually wait for the day after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas and looks like this year will be no different for me.
So I made a fall centerpiece back in October that I loved.
But I decided I wanted to change it up a bit for today. I wanted to make use of most of the flowers but arrange them in a different container.
It only took me a few minutes after brainstorming and picking out a few extra pieces I already had at home to create this new centerpiece so I decided why not share this simple and beautiful centerpiece with you!
Ok here we go guys…
Recycling my Fall Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Decor
First, I started with a plain white box.
It’s actually a box I saved from my Apple Watch a while back.
I love burlap! I use it for everything, and this centerpiece was no exception. I wrapped it around the box and made a simple double knot.
Then, to arrange the flowers, I followed most of the steps I used for my fall centerpiece.
I placed all the hydrangeas on one side and all the sunflowers on the other.
Then I grabbed a larger sunflower I had and stuffed it in the center of all the hydrangeas (similar to how I had placed the bright pink flower in my fall centerpiece)
I grabbed just a few of the leaves (again from my fall centerpiece) and scattered them around the bottom and back of the new centerpiece
I finished off with a few faux berries I picked up at Michaels a few years ago.
And that’s it!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Day centerpiece.
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I fell for it…
Fell for what?
That fruit that seems to show up in practically every home during the fall…
Those darn cute pumpkins!
If you read my last post for the perfect fall centerpiece then you may know what I’m talking about.
I mentioned that I was over using pumpkins to decorate for the fall. Sure, I had a couple in my kitchen before even clicking publish for that post, but I wanted to keep it that way, just a few, for this year at least.
Then I decided that my kitchen needed more fall decorations. So I got to digging through all my old fall stuff and there they were. All the pumpkins I use year after year. They were screaming for me to use them.
I debated for a bit and wondered…
Would I be wrong for using pumpkins to decorate after clearly saying that I wouldn’t, will everyone that read my last post demand a refund of their time after finding out that I clearly didn’t stick to what I said I would (or wouldn’t) do??
Then I said to myself…it’s not that serious Sindy!
We’re just talking about a few extra sweet pumpkins here after all.
So I got to decorating and as usual, I made use of a few items I already had on hand to bring everything together.
Ok, let’s get started. It is November after all! Falls almost done and soon we’ll be talking about Christmas. Yay!
Here we go…
Simple Fall Kitchen Decor
First those pumpkins
I used a few pumpkins I had stored away to decorate my kitchen table.
I started by grabbing an old black and white kitchen towel, folded it and placed it in the center of the table.
Then I used an old pickle jar I was about to toss to hold a few mini pumpkins I found at the dollar store years ago. I washed the jar first, (of course, lol) filled it with the pumpkins…
Then I got some leftover ribbon from my last post and tied it on to the jar.
A few mixed matched pumpkins ended up scattered around the jar…
A few more pumpkins…
But first, I grabbed an artificial flower I had found at Walmart over the summer and placed it into a decorative perfume bottle I already had.
The bottle works great for this single stem of flowers because it has a very small opening so it keeps the flowers standing straight up as opposed to flopping to the side.
Then those pumpkins…
Two pretty bronze-colored pumpkins join the flowers on my kitchen counter along with…
A ginormous old mug that I filled with some pretty serving utensils.
The two utensils with clear handles are actually from my wedding. Using a few items from my wedding really made this little area extra special and so fun to look at!! (while I wash a sink full of dirty dishes 😅)
I grabbed a few old faux flowers that I have owned for years and dropped them into a small container.
I filled the container with a piece of burlap before dropping in the flowers.
By the way, that small container is actually a cotton swab holder that I wasn’t using for some time. I just removed the lid to use as a small vase.
And there you have it!
A very simple kitchen fall decor…
with a bit of heartwarming memories…
and enough pumpkins…
to make me laugh every time I walk by them.
Thanks for stopping by!