the DIY flower…

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01/06/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

DIY flowerSo far I have discovered made-to-order clothes (a.k.a. do-it-yourself) and made-to-order jewellery, Next on the list? Made-to-order flowers!

I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and my lovely mother-in-love gave me a beautiful pot of out-of-season daffodils (read all about it here). Unfortunately that beautiful bunch didn’t last long under the harsh, artificial lighting of our office.

I then proceeded to buy a highly fragrant cyclamen. It was a beautiful pink colour with small flower heads and fitted perfectly on my desk. Only (small) problem was that the scent was making me feel nauseous. Out it went within one day.

A trip to the plant shop revealed a range of indoor flowering plants so “not me” that I walked out of the shop empty-handed and disappointed. That’s when I hit on an idea. My chances of keeping any indoor flowering plant alive was going to be minimal at best, so I decided to create a more “permanent” solution.

Combine one origami kusudama flower, a dozen or so origami blossoms, one foam ball, one small knitting needle and some wrapping paper, box and ribbon (yes, you can call me the McGyver of the craft world), and – voila – a bit of homemade topiary! Won’t wilt and die and doesn’t need watering…the perfect plant! My desk will be so pleased.

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