I bought myself some flowers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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?

Total Cost:
4 cabinets -- $3 each
4 (3-4") Hose Clamps -- $1.97 each
Yarn and Paint and Picture Hangers -- Already had
Fresh Flowers -- $12
= $31.88

34 comments:

Danielle Carroll said...

Oh wow! I love this! Just sent the link to my hubby and told him we need to do something like this over the couch! I hate what we have there currently!

Erin LFF said...

PLEASE come decorate my home. I love everything about yours!! :)

Kalen said...

I can't believe how frickin creative you are! I've already sent this idea to the man so that we can put this in his house. It'll be great for when he's ready to stage it to sell!

A Thousand Words said...

I love this!

A Thousand Words said...

I love this!

put a bow on it [kaitlyn] said...

I LOVE the habitat store! It's over by my parents house here so after we moved out I haven't been lately. I need to go again after I get over the fact that while my pretty plantation shutter are nice, it leaves no room at ALL to hang things. I'm trying to invent space over here.

Emily said...

b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I appreciate your honesty with Grahm helping. Every time I DIY it's really me coming up with my obviously very genius idea and Freddie doing the "work."

Helene in Between said...

wow, this is gorgeous! what a great idea. i need to try this!!

Nicole said...

What a great idea! Love how it turned out. And you can do all sorts of things with them for the different seasons-perfect!

Becky said...

You know you have a good one when he always helps with your projects!! :) Love this idea! Whenever I get a house, I'm coming to come back here and do all your DIYs!

Kalyn V said...

I'm literally dying over your craftiness. I think you accidentally ended up with mine because I could never come up with that

Kalyn V said...

I'm literally dying over your craftiness. I think you accidentally ended up with mine because I could never come up with that

Kerri Andersen said...

this is my very favorite DIY yet. so pretty and simple.

emi said...

wow, couldn't be cuter! i honestly adore what you did and i would buy those in a store! teach me to be crafty! where did you get the home sign? xoxo

the well-traveled wife

NShea said...

I never really have fresh flowers in the house because we have 2 cats who would eat them-but this super cute project would solve that problem! I love it!!
Newest follower! :)

Kayla Peveler said...

You are seriously AMAZING at this!!! I might do these...I saw them all over pinterest and they just looked so hard, but I guess its not too bad!!

Melissa said...

That is ADORABLE! I swear you have the cutest house. Seems easy enough, maybe I'll give it a try! :)

Jay T said...

I'm moving in 10 days will you please come be my decorator??? How do you do this??? It's amazing!!

Sarah said...

Very cute! Love this!

Pamela said...

LOVE! Gorgeous!

Katie said...

So incredibly creative. Love it!!

Mason's Mama said...

I love all things Mason Jars! These came out awesome.

Sara {Social Sara} said...

What a darling DIY! Thanks for sharing. I'm adding this to my list of things to do! :)

Kaity said...

Such an awesome idea. We have a Habitat Re-store near us, I think I'm going to have to peruse for some decorating motivation :)

Claire Berard said...

You are AMAZING!!! I LOVE them!!! Have you started decorating the baby's room yet?

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

Very cute!! I think if I did this I would have dead flowers on my wall more often than not! haha

Elle Vee said...

Looks amazing...

I wish we had cheap arse shops here to go get stuff like that from!

That is the best song by the way... I would love to steal the painting off you haha

The Lady Okie said...

Can I come over and have you teach me your crafty ways? This project is amazing!

Laynah said...

These are beautiful! Also, I just found your blog today and can relate on the last name bit...I had to rename my blog "Those Creepy Crawleys" after I got married lol

Denise Lopatka said...

Jena these are amaze! I've seen them on pinterest and have just loved them. you did a a fabulous job!!

Michelle Dessler said...

This is my first time to your blog. So pretty! How do you have energy to do all of these things? When I was pregnant, all I had energy to do was sleep!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

They look great! I need to find a store like that around here. Even at our thrift shops those type of cabinet doors can cost $15 - $20!! What the..

Jamie K. said...

You are adorable and so is your home!! Love it!

Holly said...

Oh I love love LOVE this!!! I am pinning it to Pinterest and saving it for when I have a home of my own. I love fresh flowers and this is a great way to display them!