Thursday, June 23, 2016

Red White and Blue Flowerpot

I've been crazy busy with summer. I'm really not sure what it is that I'm doing. But with 4 kids home all day and all their activities, I haven't had much time to even think my own thoughts.

Sometimes I just need to make something besides dinner to feel like myself. But with limited time it had to be quick.  This red, white and blue flower project was perfect - it was super fast, easy and inexpensive.

Easy red, white, and blue flowerpot using a bread tin
I'm loving it on my front porch on my "new" table. The table is a yard sale find. The aged wood top is perfection. I have a feeling that it will become a backdrop for many a blog post.

red white blue flowerpot in a bread pan

Want to make your own red white and blue flowerpot?  

You will need:
flowers {I got mine for $1 a bunch at Walmart}
foam {left over from my stenciled chest from several years ago}
old bread pan - the rustier the better!
serrated knife
wire cutters

{I have a glue gun pictured, but I didn't end up using it.}

How to make a breadpan into a flower pot
1 - Using the serrated knife cut the foam to fit the bread pan.

2 - Clip the flower stems with the wire cutters. Insert the flowers into the foam. I cut the flowers in the center a bit longer than those at the edges. The flowers at the edges I inserted into the foam at an angle.

3 - Hot glue the foam in the bread pan if desired. {I opted not to do this - I think I'll change out the foam and flowers depending on the season.}

red white blue flowerpot
I've been seeing galvanized metal containers all over the place. I was debating on getting one for this project. But I just couldn't justify spending the money. Then I remembered this old bread pan that I've been saving for the perfect project. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The whole project cost me $3. Not bad huh?

red white blue flowerpot in a bread pan

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