Friday, April 13, 2012

Jute Flower Bouquet


When I saw this trio of buckets at Tuesday Morning for just $10 I snatched it up!  Then I had to figure out what to put in them!  I decided that jute would look great with the antiqued buckets, so I played around and came up with jute flowers (inspired by hydrangeas) with upholstery tack centers.




Supplies:

Bucket
jute or burlap
upholstery tacks
floral foam or styrofoam
brown paper



Cut your jute ribbon into two inch squares.

Fold in half.

Fold in half again.

Hold the folded corner and trim the square into a petal shape.

When you open it you will have your flower!

Dab white paint randomly on the flowers,

Cut a styrofoam ball in half and cover it with masking paper (purchased at Home Depot).

Fill the bucket with floral styrofoam (purchased at the Dollar Tree).

Join two of the flowers with an upholstery tack, then push the tack into the styrofoam ball.  Repeat until the bouquet is full.
The beauty of using tacks is you can reposition the flowers as desired to achieve the fullness you prefer!






I just love it!  I hope you do, too!


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28 comments:

  1. I came over from Pinterest to see this. I love them! Thanks for the directions. laurie

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  2. You are so kind! Thank you, Laurie!

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  3. This is too cute!!! Also I love the new look :)

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  4. I was just thinking of ideas to fill an empty woven basket from our wedding decor, and this is just perfect! Especially since I also have endless amounts of burlap/jute leftover from the wedding. Can't wait to make these this weekend!

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  5. Ciao e grazie! Have fun and I would love to see pics when you are done. Divertiti!

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  6. Those are so adorable!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  7. You are amazing with your projects!! Do you live near me b/c if so you should totally come over and help get the crafter out of me!! I need help! hah! Thanks for linking up with me!!

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  8. Haha! I would love to have a buddy to craft with! Thanks for the kind words!

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  9. So cute!! Thanks for sharing! :]

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  10. I absolutely love this! The flowers are so perfect :)

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  11. These are so cute! They look lovely in that mesh basket. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy*

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  12. Those are so pretty!!! What a beautiful and fun project!

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  13. Thank you for all the sweet compliments! You make my day!

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  14. This is so cute! How did you keep the jute from fraying once it was cut? It seems like a pretty loose weave and might come apart easy.

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  15. This is the most adorable centerpiece! I am glad you found the newbie party and linked up. Please add my link or button to your post so that others knew you joined in. Thanks!~

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  16. Becca,

    Thank you!  It actually stayed together really well.  When I was experimenting with different flowers I had to pull pretty firmly to get strings out to fray the jute.  I wonder if it was a it firmer because it was jute ribbon and not yards of fabric.



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    This is so cute! How did you keep the jute from fraying once it

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  17. I love this! What a fun & pretty project.

    You are my pick for Debbiedoo's Newbie Spotlight of the Week! Congratulations!
    http://randomthoughtsfromanincoherentmind.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow, Gina, THANK YOU! I am very flattered! You made my day!

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  19. Okay, that has got to be the cutest centerpiece I have ever seen!! I'm pinning it! I would love for you to link up to “It’s a Party” going on right now!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  20. This is so cute Morena! Very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog lifebeginsatfortysomething.blogspot.com

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  21. They look so lovely, such a great idea. Many thanks for your tutorial, nice and clear and easy to follow.

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  22. I really really love this! Great tutorial. :)

    Your newest follower, Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

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  23. Superb piece of art, I am really impressed, where did you get the idea to use jute in this way.

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  24. Wow these are amazingly cute. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Very clever and super cute! Great job!

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  26. Very creative and such a nice idea for a centerpiece. Though if I were to create some for our wedding, I'd make it a little colorful and it should go with the wedding's theme.

    -Gwyn Stiles

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