DIY – Easy Table Decoration – Minimalist Look for Minimal Dollars would have to be the easiest DIY ever! We’ll be heading to the garden for this DIY, for something that is in flower or just finishing in the southern hemisphere. Can you guess?
Agapanthus! They are almost finished for the season here in Queensland and I used to use this trick when I had my florist shop to jazz up Christmas bouquets and boxes. If you don’t have any growing in your garden, take a drive around the neighbourhood – but ask 🙂 if you can cut them. Most people are happy that you’re tidying the garden up for them!
Remove the spent flower heads and sometimes the flower seed pods if they’ve formed already. Hold close to where you are removing with the other hand, because if you just pull on the flower head, the whole long stem can come off too. Just a note: there is a clear sap that can be a little itchy, so wear gloves if you think this may bother you.
Give them a blast under a tap to clear any debris – there usually isn’t much at all, it is like they are self cleaning!
In the boxes and bouquets I used to make, I used to spray paint them. I know, I know, some things can look terrible spray painted (like succulents and flowers can look gaudy too), but they actually looked quite nice slightly glittered, or a light spray of gold or silver. Customers used to wonder what they were.
So have a look in the garden for these ready-made nature Starbursts! In this case, I am leaving them natural for a minimalist look. The cost is practically free – just your time to collect what would otherwise be garden leftovers, so a minimalist look for minimal dollars. They last a very long time too.
If you’re stuck for table decoration ideas and have access to Agapanthus, give these a try. You’ll have your guests wondering what they are too. Will you tell them? 😉