An easy DIY craft from The Wheelbarrow Gardener

This week I attended a craft night at Bonnie Doon Centre for a workshop by Valerie from The Wheelbarrow Gardener  . Valerie, shared with us a few easy and simple techniques to creating easy floral pieces for the holidays or to give a simple thank you hostess gift.

 DIY floral crafts from The Wheelbarrow gardener 

For this project we used
 a simple mason jar   // fish gravel from the pet store  / / ribbon, twine , yard // greenery from trees or  floral picks // and Paperwhite bulbs 

You can decorate your container, using twine, ribbon, yarn, and if you have any greenery you can raid your garden.. use stems from Boxwood, Cedar or Evergreens.. Or you can head to the dollar store for picks to embellish your jars.. I kept mine simple, as I like things a little more natural and rustic, opting for twine, a contrasting yarn and greenery for the outside of the jar.

 DIY from The Wheelbarrow Gardener  

After you decorate your container, add in your rocks (about a 1/3rd full),  then take the bulb, butt end down and wiggle it so that it's sitting nestled firmly into the stones. (just a wiggle should do.. don't need to force the bulb down).

Fill with water so that it's just up to the bulb and by Christmas you should have a flower in bloom... (just don't quote me on that.. I'm not known for my green thumb.. but I'm gonna trust that my Paperwhite will take to me). 
Don't forget to keep an eye on the water level so your bulb doesn't dry out. 

Theses are great to make for a quick hostess gift for friends or families.. make a trip to your local florist and get creating! 
Also, a big Thanks Deanne from Box Social Event Planning for organizing the many craft nights held at Bonnie Doon Centre. If you'd like to see some of the many events Box Social has going on in the city.. Follow her on Twitter, IG or Facebook

Enjoy & Happy DIYing!