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Spring Craft: A Potted Floral Arrangement Using Pine-cones

I finally cleared out all of the snowmen and other winter decor from the house and decided I needed some new Spring arrangements.

It’s a little too early for fresh flowers so I came up with an alternative.

I just picked up a few fun little buckets, from a flea market, that were in fresh pastel colors.  They are perfect for setting out this Spring.

Since I wanted to do a little rustic decorating for the Spring season, I decided to have a little fun with the green one and make a “floral” arrangement using pine-cones as my flowers.

I like neutral colors anyway and figured I had enough color just with the bucket.

The color of the bucket did lead me to think about my vintage game piece letters which have about the same color green as the letter color – such a great find!

I came up with a very original word for my Spring arrangement…..”Spring”—-so creative, I know!

I thought that the game pieces on the bucket added just a little whimsy.

Here are the steps that I used to make this craft:

1.  I glued the letters onto the bucket using Loctite adhesive.

2.  Next, I used tacky glue to adhere a Styrofoam ball to the bottom of the bucket.  I then surrounded the ball with Spanish moss.

3.  Using silver heavy gauge florist wire, I wrapped one end around the bottom of a pine cone and then twisted it toward the center bottom and brought the wire straight down.   I clipped the other end from the roll using a wire cutter.  This then made the stem for the “flower”.

4.  Once I made four flowers at varying heights, I began inserting them into the Styrofoam at the bottom of the bucket.  For a little more filler, I added some dried green leaf stalks and then glued in more Spanish moss around the top.

And, here is the completed project in it’s setting:

Happy Crafting!

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