Oh boy, oh boy! Spring is almost officially here, and the weather is starting to get warm and gorgeous up here in Alberta. There's something about Spring that makes me instantly happy, you know what I mean? It's the thought of new beginnings, puddle-jumping, the smell of warm dirt and grass... and the thought of shipping the kiddos OUTSIDE to play! It's just a thrilling thought. We won't have any real flowers growing here for a while yet (heck, we might still get another snowstorm), but for now I've made do with some faux florals to celebrate the upcoming season. Meet my rustic barnwood planter box full of teal hydrangeas, blue mason jars and birch bark candles:
You might remember this pretty centerpiece box from our teal & green vintage-inspired Christmas home tour. Back then, I filled it with spruce tree clippings, pinecones, and these same birch candles I found on clearance at the Superstore.
Now, I've freshened the rustic barnwood planter box up for Spring by placing some blue mason jars between the candles and filling the mason jars with faux soft teal hydrangeas and faux green mums.
My friend made this box for me out of real barn wood, and I was inspired to use silk flowers by my friend and neighbor Sara. You should read her DIY Easter basket Centerpiece blog post here - she has some brilliant floral arranging ideas paired with her MAD DIY skills!
Faux flowers and greens can still be very beautiful if you keep your eyes open for ones that are realistic looking. I found these lovelies at Michaels and they were on sale 2-for-1!
Happy soon-to-be Spring!