Howdy Artzy creations readers! This is Sherri here visiting from Made From Pinterest. I am so excited to share this umbrella wreath with you. But first, I have to tell you how fun it was to meet Melanie at a blogging conference last weekend. I was so excited to meet her in person! I knew I liked her online, and she is just as wonderful and fun to talk to in person. We had a nice lunch together and got to talk all things blogging, crafting, kids, families and lives. We three sisters at MFP just knew if we lived in the same city we would want to hang out with Melanie and we were right!
I want to help you celebrate spring with this stunning fresh floral arrangement on your front door. One little trick will keep your flowers fresh for a week or two! This is such a creative take on a wreath that has a little bit of whimsy. I saw these tulips at my local grocery store and just had to have them. I love the lavender petals with that delicate white strip! I had seen an umbrella wreath from Random Thoughts and thought these tulips would look beautiful and brighten up my grey umbrella. Usually this craft is done with artificial flowers. So…I needed to figure out how I could do it with my pretty tulips without them dying in a few days without water.Amazon to the rescue! I ordered Aquapiks. Seriously, these things are major floral craft game changers!!!! It’s like an individual vase for each flower. The hole in the lid of the Aquapik was not big enough for the stem of a tulip, so I just cut a few slits for a better fit. I prepared the flowers by removing any damaged petals, and I removed all the lower leaves. This way all the water will be going where you want it and the bottom part of the bouquet will not be too bulky. Then I slid all my lids on each flower and in a bucket next to the sink. It was easy to fill each tube with water, add the flower and secure the lid. Make sure to have a bucket to put the flowers in. You want to keep the water tubes upright, or a few of them might leak.I set the umbrella in another bucket for support and loosely tied the ribbon to keep the flowers upright. Now it was time to do some flower arranging. I carefully slid each flower into the upside down umbrella. When I had them arranged the way I wanted, I tightened the ribbon and tied a bow. I hung the umbrella by the handle on a wreath hanger. I love how inviting and beautiful this looks on my front door. It reminds me of the saying April showers bring May flowers.
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