I love fresh flowers in the house. I also love, if you didn't already know, DIY projects. So a project to combine these two loves of mine? Well, I was all over that like stretch mark cream is on my belly these days.
My sweet MiL introduced me to this fabulous place in San Antonio called the Habitat Home Store. They sell all kinds of home furnishings on the cheap aka this crazy craft lady's kind of heaven. I found these old cabinet doors for $3 a pop. They needed a serious wipe down from all the gunk, which then prompted me to wipe down my own kitchen cabinets (something I hadn't done in a couple months, ick!).
I laid a grizztastic sheet over my kitchen island and set to work. I decided to only paint two since I actually really liked the white color. (Is it sad that my island sees more paint than food?)
For the rest of this project, you'll need mason jars, hose clamps (plumbing section), and some yarn. You could also use twine or rope, but I already had some yarn when a knitting experiment went terribly awry. Don't ask.
Adjust the hose clamp to fit your mason jar. Clip the excess. Or have your husband do when you realize you haven't been to the gym in months and your spaghetti arms can't handle the pressure.
You may have already noticed that hose clamps are about as attractive as your grandmother's varicose veins. I covered mine in yarn so that I didn't have to see any grody metal.
Position the hose clamp where you'll want the mason jar to hang on your cabinet. Remember, you'll have flowers spewing from the top, so you may not want them dead center, depending on how long you want your stems.
This picture is a bit deceiving because Grahm did all of this part. (I just want y'all to think I'm more handy than I actually am.) He pre-drilled a hole into the surprisingly sturdy cabinets and then nailed the hose clamp to the front.
Tighten your hose clamp one more time. You don't want your flowers to come crashing down. Then add a picture hanger to the back of your cabinet so it's ready to hang.
My favorite part of this project was picking out the flowers. It was like a nice little treat for all my "hard" work. I went pretty standard with some pink roses and baby's breath, but I'm already excited to try different flower combos.
I love that I can change the flower depending on the season or my mood.
Pretty on an Instagram filter.
This project has further convinced me that fresh flowers make everything better.
What do you think?
4 cabinets -- $3 each
4 (3-4") Hose Clamps -- $1.97 each
Yarn and Paint and Picture Hangers -- Already had
Fresh Flowers -- $12