Hello friends! I wanted to pop in today and show you a quick project I just finished. I made a potted faux flower centerpiece for my lunchroom table.
I love fresh flowers and greenery in my house–but sometimes (very often) I kill my houseplants or they’re in the final stages of their lives and don’t look so good. My problem seems to be that I either over water or totally forget to water my plants. I wanted to put something on my table that looked close enough to a real plant that you’d have to do a double take to see if it was or not. I did not want the burden of having to take care of a plant. Lazy, isn’t it?
I found these really pretty red geranium blooms at a wholesale store that I buy my wreath supplies at. These were some of the most realistic I’d seen and I was excited to get them back home and try my idea out.
I started with a plain terracotta pot. It was fine as it was but I thought I could give it a little more personality.
To begin, I used white craft paint to lightly dry brush the pot. I didn’t cover the entire surface and left some of the original color showing through. I also painted a few inches on the inside of the pot.
I then dry brushed dark brown craft paint on the pot.
I poured green craft paint in a small paper plate. I dabbed crumpled paper towels into the paint and blotted the paper towel on paper to remove a lot of the paint. I then went around the bottom of the pot lightly with the green paint. I wanted to make the bottom look like it had moss growing on it.
After the paint had dried, I placed cut pieces of styrofoam into the pot. This became the base for me to add the geranium stems.
I filled the pot with the geranium stems and arranged them so that they looked natural. To finish it off, I placed Spanish moss around the bottom to cover the styrofoam.
The final product worked perfectly as part of the centerpiece in the lunchroom.
Do you like my little place holders? I am going to show you how I made these in a separate post as well as share more photos of my lunchroom tablescape. Mary wrote each of our names on a piece of paper for me to use for the place holders. I think she did a great job!
I always like to set my lunchroom table and make it pretty. It’s a small table that seats four and is manageable for me to decorate. Our formal dining room table seats 6-8 and also serves as my real estate office and is usually full of craft supplies and unfinished craft projects. Keeping my dining room table clean and pretty is difficult. I guess that’s why I always enjoy my lunchroom table so much. The bright red geranium centerpiece I made lights up the space and isn’t overdone. It goes well with the rattan and wood chairs along with the straw-like plate chargers.
This project took less than an hour to make and worked out great for me. If you see any realistic flowers and want to display them in a natural way, think about “potting” them!
That’s all for today! Thank you so much for stopping by Mulch and Paint! I always feel like I’m surrounded by friends when I’m here and I thank you for your time and friendship.
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