The Only Plants I Can Keep Alive.....

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I've given up on planting flowers.  I just can't do it.  I have a hard enough time keeping my kids and my dogs alive.  I just can't add one more thing to keep alive to my list.

Last summer, Nani and I painted thumbprint butterflies on some small terra cotta pots. 

The flowers we planted didn't last long at all.  I just kept forgetting to water them.  So, this summer, I just decided to recycle the pots for a different craft.

I found these cute little wooden flowers at JoAnn Fabric in their dollar bins. 

Then Nani and I spent a Sunday afternoon painting a couple.

Once they dried,  I cut the stems down so that they would fit into the pots.  I put some rocks in the bottom of the pots for weight and then added some floral foam that I had laying around and then topped it off with some moss that I got at a garage sale for .25!

And viola!  The finished project!  Flowers I can keep alive!!


Suzanne June 9, 2010 at 5:04 AM  

You n me sista, I'm terrible with plants!

Evonne June 9, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

I need to get some flowers like that!

Dina June 9, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

you are too talented i am so jealous...on the other hand i can keep plants if you wanna donate any pots I would always take them.

Julia June 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

That is such a cute idea! I really love the thumb print butterfly pot!

Christy June 9, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Very cute alternative to real flowers! I'm not very good at keeping plants alive either. We'll see if my flowers make it through the summer!

Leslie June 9, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

I am not a good plant caretaker either! These turned out so cute! I love the finger prints on the pots and the adorable flowers! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

blueviolet June 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Well, those are just adorable!

Aging Mommy June 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM  

Every houseplant I have ever bought dies a quick and painful death so anything more than that is beyond me. But my father will be here next week so I am hoping he can help me get my garden started!

discoveringthemeinmommy June 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

very cute! =)
and we thank you & your husband for his faithful service.

connecting from MBC!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments June 10, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

Cute! Cute! You two did an awesome job with your beautiful blooms!

Blessings & Aloha!
(thanks for stopping by! :o) I love to read your comments. Oh...also love your profile picture of you and your girls.

Brooke June 10, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Thats a very cute idea! Those are the type of flowers I need. Lol! Thanks for sharing.

Leah - Custom Pens June 12, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

You and your daughter are very creative. The outcome of your work looks beautiful. This is a nice project for kids especially during summer time. They will enjoy doing this kind of stuff and will be happy to see their artworks everyday.
The kids can even customize their works by putting their names on the pot. Thanks for the great idea. I might by the materials to be used for this project. I already have their pens, paints, brushes and pencils. Tomorrow we will buy flower pots and start the project right away.

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