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SPRING, it’s a beautiful thing!! I love the quote “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” The funny (maybe it’s sad) thing is, Texas winters are honestly not horrible but oh how I long for spring. Spring has a fresh, new feeling. It seems that my body wakes up again and the winter fog has been lifted. The mornings and evenings are crisp and cool. Afternoons, are delightful! They aren’t hot and they aren’t cold, just perfect!
Spring home decorating is one of my favorite times. Seriously, cute bunnies, flowers, nest, sweet birds, branches and colorful eggs scream WAKE-UP it’s SPRING. Spring decorating can be fun, easy and inexpensive. Sure, there are plenty of great spring decor you can spend money on but the great thing is, you don’t have to. Today we will be looking at 5 ways to use two bunches of artificial tulips (click for link) to create stunning spring decor for your home.
The other day I had an hour to spare (kid free I might add) so of course I headed to a craft store to stroll around. Spring was in the air and the first display I saw was artificial tulips, all colors and they looked beautiful. I love tulips! So much that the fall after my husband and I got married I decided to plant some. I went to a local nursery and hand picked every single tulip bulb. I stored them in a brown paper bag in the hall closet for weeks until the day came to plant them. We were young and newly married and planting tulips seemed to be an adult thing to do. My sweet husband got out and we planet all 100 bulbs. Several times we stopped and asked “I wonder if there is special way to place these bulbs in the soil?” This was before smart phones so it never occurred to us to wipe off the dirt and go ask someone. Nope, we just kept trucking away on those bulbs. After several hours, they were planted and the wait till spring began.
Finally, spring arrived and we started seeing some of our tulips coming up. Well, out of 100 I think only, 30 came up. That’s when we realized there is a correct way of placing the bulbs in the ground. Oops, I will say, the ones that did bloom were so beautiful. Here, 14 years later and we still have not planted tulips again.
The display of artificial tulips seemed like the prefect way to reintroduce tulips into our life. Tulips might still be a little bit a sore spot. Ha! I grabbed two bunches and decided I would figure out a great way to use them in my spring home decorating. I didn’t just figure out one way to use the tulips which I spend under $10 on but I came up with 5 ways.
I decided that the best way to display the tulips was to wrap them in some burlap and ribbon and create a bouquet. In our house I always have burlap, it’s like a staple. We might not have bread but rest assure I can provide burlap. Having the tulips perfectly together opened up more ideas.
1. Tulips in a hanging scale look they like were made for each other! Yes?
2. Who loves a tree stump? Who loves a vintage tea pot? Who loves a bouquet of tulips? Yes to all three, and the amount of happiness that is found in one area of the home.
3. I removed the bow from bouquet, wrapped twine in its place and decided to hang the bouquet on our barn door. Again, my heart swooned!
4. Next, I decided to hang the same bouquet with twine on a ladder. Lovely!
5. Last, I took the burlap and twine off and stuck all the tulips into a large pottery crock. I love pottery crocks and one full of tulips is delightful.
Two bunches of artificial yellow tulips for less than $10 can easily be used 5 different ways to make stunning home spring decor. Which way is your favorite?
Until next time! XOXO