I love tulips!
It's amazing how dirty bulbs transform into beautiful flowers!
What more is there to say?
I doubt they would even grow in our yard here in Arizona. If by chance they survived and sprouted into a beatiful flower, they would be sure to fry within a couple months time.
But that didn't stop me from getting these! After all, I can keep them inside our temperature controlled barn...a.k.a. our house.
Although they bring a smile to my face, I also noticed the grocery store wrapping every time I looked at them. Boring, green and does not coordinate well with the rest of the decor.
So I did what any other OCDer (Obsessive & Organized Decorator) would do, I took the green wrapping off and I cut a piece of burlap that was a bit larger.
(Before I began my cutting, I did feed it and let it drain in the sink...I do want it to live!)
Since these flowers would probably need more water to continue on, I kept the piece of green wrapping so I could still water it without a mess (or so hope...we will see how that goes).
I them put the wrap back on but before covering it with my burlap, I tucked down the wrap into the band thing that originally came with it to hold it all together...I hope you know what I am talking about!
My sidekick, Annelise Hood (in her own words...like Robin Hood...Not Little Red Riding Hood), helped hold the burlap so I could tie some of twine to hold it all together.
Yup, same ball of Target One Spot Twine! Best dollar I ever spent...
(that I can think of for now anyway!)
And there you have it!
This takes only a couple minutes. If you take pictures, it takes about five minutes. If you have kids, make it ten minutes.
Here's the Breakdown:
Potted Tulip (Safeway) $6.99
Burlap (Scraps from Another Project) Free
Target Twine (Been Using this Ball Awhile) Free
Total = $6.99
Total Tulip Dressup: Free