According to the calendar it’s not quite summer, but it sure feels like it with temps in the high 80’s.
My plants are growing so fast. It seems like I’ll blink and miss the show. The tree peonies have finished flowering already, and so many of my herbaceous peonies are blooming that I’m afraid I’ll hardly get the chance to enjoy my favorite flower.
So I thought I’d replace my front door spring wreath with something for the summer. I thought about making one of those super cute burlap wreaths that are made from a wire wreath form and cute burlap ribbon that you weave in and out. Then I thought. Why not come up with something that I can put my flowers in, like a hanging vase? Here’s what I came up with: (including burlap)
Hanging Burlap Flower Vase
1 standard placemat
1 empty plastic liter bottle
2 small gromets
1 wire for hanging
1 extra-large safety pin
First simply cut the top off a 1 liter plastic bottle. This will act as an insert to hold water and the flowers.
Fold the placemat around the bottle to ensure a snug fit. Lock in place with a safety pin.
Next add some gromets on the sides.
Then attach wire through the gromets to make a hanger.
Add water to the plastic bottle about 2/3 full. Place it in the burlap vase and hang. Then place your flower inside.
I also added a cute pin that I found at Hobby Lobby, called a candle pin accessory, for a little added charm.
Now I have my burlap and my beautiful, fragrant peonies greeting me and everyone who comes to my home.
Why didn’t I think of this before?