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5 Minute Spring Decorating

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I am in jail today.  Seven year old has stomach flu.  I’ll leave it at that.  It is a beautiful Spring day here in Virginia.  If you live in a place that is still receiving snow–bookmark me and come back to this one later:)  For my party people who have sunshine and trees starting to bud…this one’s for you.  (Get it?)

So as I am sequestered I thought this would be a good time to see if I could bring Spring into my home in 5 minutes or less.  Because that is really all I had.  (I am able to write this post as 7 year old is entranced with TV and I am balancing a bucket and a laptop on my lap…pretty risqué if I do say so myself…what if he or I confuse the laptop for the bucket??  That could be an interesting phone call to Apple…or my husband).

Here is what you need:

Collage Scissors Cherry Blossom Vase

5 minutes.

A vase (mine is from Walmart and cost $2.50).

Heavy duty scissors, snips, branch cutter, or regular scissors and elbow grease.

Ready?  Now I base this first part on the fact that I go into a lot of people’s homes and for some reason most people have dark dining rooms.

Dark.

Dark = No No No

OPEN the blinds or drapes.  Yup.  Let the light in.  (IF you are on a roll and have say 8 minutes—OPEN WINDOW TREATMENTS throughout house–heck, you can even open some windows).  And then there was LIGHT…wonderful.

Now put on shoes, go outside and trim a branch or something flowering, or maybe just something green.  I trimmed 4 or 5 stems.  I looked for long branches with greenery/buds more heavily grouped on ends.

I stuck them in vase.

VOILA.

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I tried a variation.

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This idea is good because it is free…you just need a container/vase.

Don’t like it?  Don’t have anything to cut?  Don’t know what to cut?  These are fake.  They are from TJMaxx.  They cost $29.99.  I bought them a few years ago.  Everyone thinks they are real.

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Don’t want to spend $29.99?  My boys bought these for my birthday at the local grocery store.  I think they do the trick too.

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Flowers and light.  5 minutes.  Spring on the inside.

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Coffee is also a perfect Springtime aid…especially when your 7 year old has the stomach flu…  I’d like to say this post was made possible by Starbucks.  Thank you.

2 Comments

  1. Renee says

    Fabulous!! I’m bringing spring in today as you recommended! I’ve got lots to choose from outside!! 😀

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