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Festive Flower Containers

Recycle an ordinary plastic tub into a woodsy holiday floral decoration with this how-to from designer Naomi Martin, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show."

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Materials

  • Pinecones (blue spruce or any elongated variety)
  • Floral scissors
  • Plastic container
  • Hot-glue gun (and hot-glue sticks)
  • Sheet moss
  • Wooden skewers
  • Decorative rocks
  • Planted flowering bulb

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut pinecones in half, along the spine, with a pair of sharp floral scissors; Trim any rough edges. (You will need enough uncut pinecones to cover half the container.)

  2. Step 2

    Apply hot glue along the spine of the cut pinecone and adhere to the container, lengthwise. Glue a strip of moss next to the pinecone half. To avoid burns, use a skewer to tamp down the moss and to help fill in any gaps along the pinecone.

  3. Step 3

    Alternate gluing the pinecone halves and moss until the entire container is covered.

  4. Step 4

    Place a planted flowering bulb into the container. Cover the base of the plant with the remaining moss to hide the top edge of the container; top with decorative rocks.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011

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