Monograms and personalization are really popular lately, and I love the trend! If you look around my house for even just a few minutes, you will find quite a few items with the letter J or Julian on them. My sister knows how I enjoy monograms and gifted me with a super cute galvanized tin container with a J on it. I have been looking for a cute way to decorate with this tin, and after a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
Here is an easy tutorial for making a farmhouse-style floral arrangement like I did:
- Galvanized Tin Container – I received mine as a present from my sister, but you can purchase it here.
- Dry Floral Foam/Styrofoam – I used 1 1/2 packs from Dollar Tree, but you could also purchase this at your local flower shop or craft store.
- Silk Flowers – I purchased 6 bunches of dahlias from Dollar Tree in cream and off-white.
- Wire Cutters
To create the base for my arrangement, I lined up the six blocks of floral foam that I had. I could have hot glued them into the container, but I wanted to be able to cleanly remove the blocks in case I decided to use the bucket for something else. Instead, I used plastic bags (including the ones from Dollar Tree) to fill out the rest of the bucket and make the foam stay tight. This served my purpose and allowed me to put some plastic bags to good use.
The dahlias came in bunches, so next I used my wire cutters to cut off each individual stem from the bunch. I cut at the very bottom of each stem so that each stem would be as long as possible.
I placed my first stem in the middle of the foam to establish my highest point. From there, I began placing the dahlias around the base of the arrangement and working my way back up to the top.
I wanted to have my container look very full like a bush of dahlias, so I made it into somewhat of a mound. I made sure to alternate between colors so both colors were evenly distributed.
I was really happy with how this arrangement turned out! Check out the finished project (front and back) below!
This arrangement was low enough that it could easily be used as a table centerpiece, however, I decided to use it to dress up my banister.
So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below if you liked this project and if you plan to make your own arrangement. If you do make a similiar arrangement, I would love to see it! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram using @onecraftatatime so I can see what you made!
~ Candace 🙂