Sometimes you just have to think outside the square (or the box even). When I saw this bamboo storage tray for $5 in Kmart recently I wasn’t thinking storage, I was thinking table centrepiece silver flower box.
Can’t quite see it? Here’s how it turned out
How to DIY Silver Flower Box
Here’s how to make your own flower box.
What You’ll Need:
- a box or tray
- spray paint – I used Rust-oleum Ultra Cover in Metallic Aluminum
- small glass jars to fit inside the box
- fresh flowers
I started with my Kmart bamboo box. It had an oiled finish so I gave it a light sand just to remove any oily residue.
After a quick spray paint with the Rust-oleum it was a lovely metallic finish.
The bamboo box isn’t waterproof, so I couldn’t just pour water in for the flowers. I had some small mirrored/glass votive holders that fit perfectly in the box. Try the dollar shops for something similar or use old glass jars.
Then I simply added some flower water and cut some fresh flowers. I used soft pink tulips, white spray roses and white freesias.
I followed florist Meg’s tips and cut the flower stems so the flower heads just touched the edge of the box.
Then I set the table for dinner and used the silver flower box as the table centre piece. As the flower arrangement is low, dinner guests can easily see over the top.
Sources – The silver charger plates were from Kmart a couple of Christmas’ ago | Leila Dinner Set from Pottery Barn | White pears from Wheel & Barrow | Napkins bought in Tuscany on holiday | Spot tablecloth from Pillow Talk | Cutlery set was my Dad’s (family heirloom)
So next time you’re looking at an item in the store, open your eyes up to the possibilities of what it could be.