Sometimes it seems like my plants are growing so fast. I'm afraid I'll blink and miss the show. This is especially true for peonies, lilacs, and other lovely sweet smelling plants that bloom in the spring. One day they are here, and the next, they're done blooming.
The burlap craze is still going strong. At least I still like it. I thought about making one of those super cute burlap wreaths that are made from a wire wreath and burlap ribbon that you weave in and out. Then I wondered how I could combine some of these lovely fresh flowers with burlap. Something like a wreath with a vase.
Hanging Burlap Flower Vase
1 standard place mat
1 empty plastic liter bottle
2 small grommets
1 wire for hanging
1 extra-large safety pin
First cut the top off a 1 liter plastic bottle. This will act as an insert to hold water and the flowers.
Fold the place mat around the bottle to ensure a snug fit. Use a safety pin to hold it in place. It will be on the back where no one will see it. You could try hot glue if you don't like the idea of a safety pin.
Next add some grommets at the top of the place mat, one on each side to hold the wire.
Then feed wire through the grommets and twist the ends back on itself to create a secure hanger.
Now you can add water to the plastic bottle, about 2/3 full. Place it in the burlap vase and hang. Then arrange your flowers inside.
Add an antique brooch or something like this candle pin for extra charm. Or, let it plain. The flowers are really the stars of this show.
I love this hanging burlap flower vase. It looks great with these fragrant peonies greeting me, and everyone who comes to our door.