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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Simply Sweet Gift for Under $5.00

This sweet pot of roses is perfect for mom’s, teachers, or even happy new homeowners.

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Design clients that I previously worked with several years ago moved into a new home and called me again to help with the décor. I didn’t want to arrive empty handed and was pressed for time so I grabbed a sweet smelling pot of miniature roses for $4.99 at the supermarket.

First things first. Remove the orange plastic wrapping.

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You can use the orange plastic as a template to cut a square of burlap or other darling fabric. I used twine to tie it up.

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I jazzed up a plain manila tag with a punch paper heart, paper doily, Home Sweet Home printable and a miniature pom pom made quickly with red bakers twine.

Just wrap a fork several times with twine. Take a second short piece of twine and thread it through the center tine of the fork and tie a tight knot. Cut the loops and fluff your pom.

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A happy bit of homemade!

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What are you crafting today?
Laura

22 comments :

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Potted plants are a great quick gift! I use them for teacher gifts sometimes. I think they're something people like but sometimes won't buy for themselves so they're really appreciated!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

It's no surprise that the clients once again requested sweet and talented YOU"!
~withLove

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a great idea! LOVING the transformation!!

Vel Criste said...

beatiful, anyone would be lucky to recieve such a wonderful gift Laura!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You still amaze me. I would have arrived with the orange wrapper and thought I did good. I love your burlap and tag, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I'm not crafting anything today(hopefully I will get to my scrapbooks though!). This is so cute !Anyone would love to get it!

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Bobbie said...

this is simply ADORABLE! and afforable! and do-able! It is PERFECt!!

Auntie Em said...

How wonderful to have your clients call on your talents again to help them with their new home. You obviously did a great job on their last home. A very talented designer!

Love your cute idea for presenting a potted plant. The jute against the dainty little roses is adorable and the scrappy side of me is loving your tag! It accents the plant so well!

Hope things are a little calmer for you and you have time to stop and smell the roses. Cheers! :)

Jen said...

What a simple and lovely idea! So smart!

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Louise said...

You are incredible

MarySue said...

Your thoughtfulness is a great example. Best wishes, MarySue

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a cool way to jazz up an ordinary potted plant!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's a great idea.

If one doesn't have a green thumb, Ikea has faux rose plants for 10 dollars,

Rita C. said...

Super cute idea & execution - thanks!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Come on, you didn't like that orange thing-y?:) The pom pom is so cute, adds just the right touch!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a great idea, and so sweet to look at!

lynn cockrell said...

It is amazing how much nicer the plant looks with the added touches. It looks really special now!

Debbie said...

I want to make a little pom. That's cute!

I realized when I started reading this that it's May... and I don't even have a graduation gift to buy this year let alone a teacher gift. It makes me feel kinda old and odd.

Of course, everything makes me feel old and odd these days so what's new?

Stacey said...

That's adorable Laura. Love the little twine pom pom.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I am in need of a Laura day....can we get together soon...I can come out by you...chemo is starting again next week...I am a little up tight. So I need something to keep my mind off of it....We could just sit at your pretty home and shoot the breeze! Let me know!

Karen Albert said...

So lovely Laura, you always know just how to make a gift very special!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

openid said...

Some simple thought and special touches can change the ordinary into extraordinary! It's always in the details. :)

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Deborah
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