Fresh Lilacs & Woven Baskets
I gotta be honest guys, I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk. I’m not sure why exactly, but I’ve just felt uninspired when it comes to decor. I’ve felt bored with the same old things, which is why I haven’t really shared a lot of decor posts lately. And I wasn’t even planning to blog today, but this weekend I finally got a little creative spark when I noticed that our lilac bushes were blooming. So I went outside and did what any reasonable person would do–I cut approximately 381 lilac branches. True story. I couldn’t help myself. They were just too pretty. And once I had all 381 branches laid out in my kitchen, I finally started to feel a bit of creative inspiration coming on. Hallelujah! I ended up using all of the lilacs in a pretty little centerpiece I put together with woven baskets and I’m excited to share it with you guys today.
So since I was finally feeling creative, I wanted to come up with a new way display my lilacs. I started brainstorming different buckets or bins I could use around the house, but then I remembered these white woven baskets I picked up at Target a few months ago. They’re actually pretty small, so I knew they would be the perfect size for my lilacs!
Obviously I needed something to actually hold water for the flowers inside the baskets, so I dug around in my decor closet until I found these vintage jars. Turns out they were exactly the right size for the baskets. SCORE. I put the two together, filled them up with all the lilacs, and here’s how it looks:
Aren’t they so pretty?! I love how the lilacs look in these white baskets. And you’d never know there was actually a jar in there, huh? Oh the trickery!
Now I just need some kind of fancy tea party with little pink cups and delicious cookies to go along with this pretty centerpiece. Too bad I don’t have anything like that scheduled soon. But either way, I’m still LOVING this easy centerpiece and I can’t get over how pretty those lilacs look in the baskets. Such an easy little trick! And I have to say, playing with these fresh flowers totally gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get creative again. I guess I need to start looking for more inspiration outdoors!
Well I hope this post gave you an idea or two for displaying your own lilacs. I mean, that is if you have any growing in your yard. OR if you neighbor does. Surely they won’t notice if you trim a few branches. Just be sneaky.
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