Floating Vase: Condo Beauty

Feb
13

My boyfriend and I live in 515 square feet.

Let’s just say it’s a great relationship tester – you really get to know everything about eachother quickly! We don’t have a lot of space to decorate so I really like things that hang and are out of the way.

I love flowers. I spent three summers working at Foliage Fetish, an upscale garden company in Toronto. Our average summer flower budget was anywhere from $10,000 – $75,000! My appreciation and understanding of how to care for them really developed there.

When I found this floating vase (click here for tutorial) on a blog that I’m in love with – cupcakes and cashmere I was so excited to make it! It’s perfect for small spaces!

Here’s what I did:

Went to Home Depot and bought wood (10″ x 8″ x 1/2″), steel wire (a wire hanger would probably work too), white matte paint, and a paint brush.

I borrowed my boyfriend’s drill and carefully drilled 4 holes into the wood.I painted the wood white and attached the wire around a well washed jar of honey.Attached the wire around the top holes and hung from our wall! Ta da!

Tips on Tulips:

Cut the stems on an angle under cold running water. This way they will absorb more water and look healthy longer.

Put ice cubes into cold water – tulips will stay closed and last about three days longer than without ice.

Don’t change tulip water – they are too temperamental.

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