pom poms+sticks=modern floral arrangement

I have never been a flowery kinda girl.  If I see fresh flowers at the store I stop, take a good sniff and keep on walking.  They’re expensive, I kill them in a matter of hours and I’d rather spend the money on a plant instead [or a Starbucks coffee!].

During a hike around our neighborhood last week, the kiddos and I spotted a group of dead trees along our path.  Not being one to just leave a few good branches behind, I grabbed a huge handful and dragged them back to the garage.  [I'm pretty sure my neighbors think I'm nuts.]  I do love the look of throwing a few ornate branches in a vase, but I was in a spunky mood this weekend and paid my local Michael’s a quick visit for a few bags of pom poms. The cost was less than $7 to create a fun arrangement for my daughter’s room…

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I’m so in love with the way this looks that I want to make at least 27 more!  They are so easy and cost pennies.

create a dramatic arrangement using pom poms and sticks

I purchased 3 bags of pom poms [pastel, jewel tones and white].  I wound up using one bag of small white pom poms and the small pink pom poms from the bag of pastels.  I fired up the glue gun and while that was heating up, I crammed a few pieces of styrofoam into the bottom of my vase.  [My vase, btw, is actually a wine chiller I scored at Crate & Barrel outlet in Carlsbad for...drum roll please...$1.97!!!!]  It’s a good idea to arrange your sticks first so you don’t have to man-handle them later.

dramatic arrangement using pom poms and found sticks

Now simply glue pom poms randomly on the sticks.  You cannot screw this up.

create this dramatic arrangement using pom poms and found sticks

dramatic vase arrangement using sticks and pom poms

The hardest part of a project like this is restraint.  Trust me, I had the yellow pom poms in my hands and had to force myself to stop at these two colors.  I like the less-is-more look, but that’s just my preference.

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All done.

Lastly I wrapped a band of gray fleece around the “vase”, tied a piece of fleece rope then added 2 decorative pins.  The fleece and pins I picked up during an amazing shopping trip while recently in Germany.  And here is what this sweet thing looks like in my girl’s room…fun vase arrangement using pom poms and sticks

fun floral arrangement using pom poms and sticks

floral arrangement using pom poms and sticks

colorful pom poms and sticks make this fun vase arrangement

colorful pom poms and found sticks create this fun vase arrangement

fun and colorful floral arrangement using pom poms and found sticks

 

found sticks and pom poms make a fun vase arrangement

If you’re looking for a fun, quick, easy, inexpensive way to add some color and personality to a room, give this a try.  And the best part…how can you NOT smile when you look at a bunch of sticks covered in pom poms? This project also serves as an instant mood-booster.

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6 Responses to pom poms+sticks=modern floral arrangement

  1. Totally love the way this turned out! I’m impartial to pom pom anything though. Great idea!

  2. Mom says:

    Puts me in mind of pink and white pussy willows – one of my all time favorite spring things! Several of us here at work think this is a fabulous idea – just love it.

    xoxoxoxoxo MOM

  3. Shanice says:

    Very cute idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  4. What a cute project Amy! I love how much height it adds and just enough color. Thanks for sharing at The Makers. And by the way, I see you’ve been super busy jazzing up your site! It looks great!

  5. Amy, this is so fun and whimsical! I am loving me some pom poms lately and this is a project I gotta keep in mind. Pinned :)

  6. leelee says:

    Oh my gosh I love this! It’s delicate, pretty and cheerful! Great job Amy!
    Leelee @ paperbagstyling

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