Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jute Flower Bouquet

When I saw this trio of buckets at Tuesday Morning for just $10 I snatched it up! Then I had to figure out what to put in them! I decided that jute would look great with the antiqued buckets, so I played around and came up with jute flowers (inspired by hydrangeas) with upholstery tack centers. I purchased the jute ribbon and upholstery tacks from Mindy Mae's Market.

Cut your jute ribbon into two inch squares.

Fold in half.
Fold in half again.
Hold the folded corner and trim the square into a petal shape.
When you open it you will have your flower!
Dab white paint randomly on the flowers.
Cut a styrofoam ball in half and cover it with masking paper
(purchased at Home Depot).
Fill the bucket with floral styrofoam (purchased at the Dollar Tree).
Join two of the flowers with an upholstery tack, then push the tack into the styrofoam ball. Repeat until the bouquet is full.
The beauty of using tacks is you can reposition the flowers as desired to achieve the fullness you prefer!

I just love it!

Be sure to check out more of Morena's creations over on her blog!


  1. Where did you get the basket, it is too cute!!!

  2. Someone has been busy! I love this!! Great job, super cute!

  3. She purchased the basket at Tuesday Morning! :) $10

  4. I saw the same basket later at Marshalls for $20 and at One Kings Lane for almost $40. Glad I grabbed it when I did! You could create something similar with paint pails from Home Depot.