We still have snow on the ground here, but in my heart I am ready for springtime and all of the pretty flowers and faux flower bulbs that come with it!
I’ve seen some really pretty floral arrangements with exposed faux flower bulbs but some of them had $60. I decided to come up with a away to get a similar look with a much lower price tag.
I bought everything for the project either on sale or with a 40% off coupon.
I thought this would be a great budget decorating DIY project to brighten your space!
2- inch Styrofoam Balls
River stones and gravel or floral foam
paper lunch bags (cut the bag straight across into strips about 4 inches tall, use 1 strip per bulb)
wood dowels cut into 3 inch pieces
I found these pretty faux tulips at Micheal’s. I liked the greenery they had too.They were less than $2.00 each with the sale. That was less than the flowers they had at Walmart.
Remove the leaves at the base and cut the stems of the tulips to the height you would like. I eyeballed mine.
First insert the stem into the foam ball with a little craft glue.
Then add the dowel piece.
Load the foam ball with white craft glue and wrap the paper bag section around the ball. Trim off excess. Tuck under the bottom and twist it on at the top where the stem meet the ball. This makes your bulb.
Glue the Spanish moss on at the base. if you’re lucky it has a little wood chip to glue with it.This makes the exposed “roots”.
To make a “flowerless” faux bulb, just use a ball and short dowel.
I also made an emerging bulb by cutting off the greens from another flower and just using those.
While they were drying I filled my moss basket with gravel and river stones.
You could use floral foam too if you wanted.
I then inserted my bulbs into the stones.
You could use some paint to make the blubs look even more realistic, but I decided to leave mine the way they were for now.
There’s my little faux bulb on the bottom, just hanging by himself.
Since I bought everything on sale and with a coupon, this was an under $15 dollar project. I think it looks way more expensive!
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