“May Day Centerpiece” – #TBCCrafters (05/01/14) 4


May Day Centerpiece” #TBCCrafters Hop

I can’t believe it’s already May 1st.  I was trying to think of what to do this week, and decided to go with the old school “May Day” theme and make this.  Did any of you use to do the old ring and ditch on neighbor’s houses, and leave flowers at their door?  Not sure if they still do that, or not. :/

I wondered if this would be okay for a craft, but I figured that any type of DIY is just as much as a craft, do you agree?  Doing things around the house and making something beautiful from different things, that counts as a craft right?  Doesn’t always have to be the scissors and glue deal.  I saw something like this in my Better Homes & Gardens magazine and thought it would be fun to make, and do it up a little bit differently then they did.  They had used a square shape planter that was very low, but I had this one laying out in my garden that I thought it would be the perfect shape for our table, and decided to use it.

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

May Day Centerpiece” DIY/Craft

 

Materials/Tools Needed: 

  • Waterproof Planter
  • Wheat Grass Seeds or Plant
  • Dirt (If Using Seeds)
  • Flowers
  • Flower Vials
  • Scissors
  • & Time!

 

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Instructions:

Start by adding your dirt to the planter you wish to use.  If you’re able to find a wheat grass plant, then skip the dirt and just cut it to fit the planter you are using.  I just bought the seeds from our local Christopher’s Gardens Nursery and some potting soil to get the plant started.  Be sure to top your seeds with more soil and water it a bit.  Takes about a week to 10 days to get tall enough to trim.

may dayOnce your grass is pretty tall, take some scissors or clippers and trim it up to however you wish.

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After you have the grass trimmed, you can begin cutting your flowers to fit.  The size you trim them to, will depend on whatever planter you are using.  Just remember that with a flower vial they will not be going all the way to the bottom of the pot.  Also, the pointed ones would be a lot easier to use.  Where I live, of course, no store carried those, so I had to buy these rounded bottom kind from the local grocery store.

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Next, insert the vials into the plant.  Since I had to use the rounded end kind, I first had to make little holes in the plant with my fingers, and then slip these in those spots.

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When you’ve finished putting in all of the flowers you wish to use, you just need to be sure you keep it watered and replace the flowers, as needed, over time.  I sure hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

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“The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.” –1 Corinthians 3:8
 

 

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Andrea Kruse
8 years ago

Love the idea to plant the grass, but add the cut flowers in their own holders. So much fuller than just a simple planted flower. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Pruitt
8 years ago

Very nice! That is a great way to welcome Spring! I could probably grow grass! I am not much good with flowers, but grass? I could do that!! You could add some eggs for Easter, flags for July and other decorations for other holidays too! I love it!