Bejeweled Bouquet

I’ve been wanting to do something to display these sparkling pink crystal-cut glass drawer pulls since I found them. I’d love to refinish a dresser or cabinet with them, but they don’t currently fit my decor. I decided adding them to a sweet floral bouquet would be a unique and unexpected touch.

I used magazine cut-outs of butterflies for the decoupage. You can print photos from the internet instead. Gardening catalogs are also a good option, you could use cut-outs of flowers instead of butterflies.

This project is  super quick and easy and lovely enough to last all through the spring!

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Supplies:

  • Small round clay flowerpot
  • Gold acrylic paint. I used DecoArt Dazzling Metallics ® in Venetian Gold
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Craft glue. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Butterfly cut-outs
  • Five high quality pink silk roses
  • Florist foam
  • Thin wooden dowels or sticks
  • Package of crystal-cut pink glass drawer pulls
  • 3/4″ pink glitter ribbon
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Instructions:

  1. Paint the entire outside of your flowerpot with gold acrylic paint. Let dry and apply a second coat. Allow to dry thoroughly. If you want a distressed look, you can rub over the edges with a fine sandpaper.
  2. Measure the interior of your pot and cut a hunk of floral foam to fit snugly inside. Insert foam into pot.
  3. Measure the outer top rim of your pot. Add an extra inch to this measurement and cut a length of pink glitter ribbon to this size. Glue the ribbon to the top rim of your pot, folding each raw edge under 1/2″ where the edges meet.
  4. Carefully cut out your butterfly photos. I chose to leave a slim white rim around each one so they would stand out more. You can do this or cut directly on the lines. Arrange and glue the larger butterflies around the outer surface of the pot. Fold additional butterflies in half along their bodies. Glue them in place just at this fold so their wings protrude from the pot and they look poised to fly away
  5. Remove blooms from roses. Arrange roses on floral foam in pot, using glue dabbed on the ends to hold in place.
  6. Break dowels or sticks so they protrude slightly above the roses when placed in the pot. Glue one drawer pull to one end of each dowel. The pulls have indentions in the ends where screws usually go, so this makes them easy to keep in place. Insert these into your arrangement until you like the look you’ve gotten.

How easy was that? If you want you can spend more time, using a decoupage medium to seal the butterflies. Or you could easily change up the color scheme to suit your own house or tablescape!

As always, if you have any questions or clarifications just let me know.

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