Saturday, April 13, 2013

Easy Lily Display

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I’m beginning to think that Spring may never arrive in Iowa. It was here for a today and then it was gone again.

I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands. I think the easiest way to cheer up a room is to add fresh flowers. I made a trip to a local grocery store and picked up some lilies.

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Lilies are such a charming flower. There are many varieties to choose from.  Lilies are easy to find at your local grocery store, garden center or flower shop.

I whipped up this cute little arrangement that I think would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, bridal showers, birthdays, yourself etc. I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive yet meaningful gifts. Lilies for the win!

To make this arrangement, I picked up a planter box and some paint markers.

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I picked out a word that I thought would look great on the window box. You could use a monograph, name, special phrase, special date, etc.

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I placed the print on top of a piece of carbon paper and traced the word onto the window box.

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I then used a paint pen to trace and fill in the letters.

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I was pleasantly surprised with the paint pens. They were super easy to use. If you can trace, you can use a paint pen. I do recommend practicing on a piece of scrap wood to get used to the amount of pressure needed. You don’t want to push too hard or the paint will run.

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I placed a potted Peace Lily in the center. I then placed cut Stargazer Lilies into a Mason jar on each side. Easy peasy.

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There you have it. An easy, inexpensive gift for someone special. Like yourself.

If you were looking for more lily and bulb inspiration ideas, be sure to check out this Pinterest page.

Are you a lily fan? Any other great flower gift ideas? What’s your favorite flower?
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  1. Turned out beautiful! Now I know what that picture was on IG ;)

  2. Love the window box and paint pens are amazing!

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  4. It looks very nice! perfect for spring! Love all the pictures too!

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  6. You do the coolest projects!! Love this!!

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  7. This turned out really cute. Love the box with the organic painted on it. So crafty.

  8. That's a really great gift idea. You're smart. Also, that looks so springy. Maybe if I put 300 of them in my house I can ignore the snow outside. Stupid Minnesota.

  9. great idea! this is my kind of craft too. i like it.

  10. looks great!!! i've been using paint pens to draw on my walls... one day I'll finish up and post about it :)

  11. Pretty. And the lilies look adorable in the container. Did they "turn" yet? ;)

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