Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Simple Solution

I love to add a touch of spring to my house this time of year with pretty potted bulbs. Many times, however, they end up looking like this. . .

. . . and this.
Here is a simple, stylish, and inexpensive fix. Use silver plated spoons and forks from the thrift store as stakes. I purchased mine for only ten cents each!


I inserted the utensil end into the dirt and secured the plant with raffia to the fork or spoon. Now my plants look like this!

A great solution for only forty cents! For more great budget decorating ideas be sure to check out the decorating section of Red Door Home.

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35 comments:

Nikki said...

That is just genius!

Caroline said...

What a great idea...and it looks so cute too!

Kacey said...

Clever! And it looks pretty, too!

MaysHomemade said...

Great idea I love the flowers

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Im def. going to keep following you

Living It At Home said...

Beautiful arrangement. I love the urn. Thanks for all the tips!

~jamilyn

Jessi said...

Fabulous idea!! I must remember this. Your flowers all look so pretty!

The Frugal Designer said...

That is sooo clever! love it!

jenjen said...

That is a really cute idea! I will have to do that. Mine are always wilting over!

XOXO
Jen

Boxwood Terrace said...

So pretty and easy! Thanks for sharing the tip.
Deborah

Rachelle said...

Great idea!!!!! I love it and plan on stealing the idea soon ;)

Lenore said...

What a fabulous idea.....love it.

abnsigoslady said...

Fabulous idea. I love silverware. Thanks. Laura @ military mansion

Sylvia said...

I love this idea...will have to try it with my indoor plants.


Thanks,
Sylvia

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! ...so clever and charming! I hopped over from My Romantic Home and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a chance. until later...

Stacey said...

What a cute idea! I love it!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Cute idea. I saw your older post about the old sewing machine you use. I still use Singer my dad bought me in 1969. I've been waiting for 30 years for it to break down so I could buy a new one. If only my washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, etc., would last that long!

Jamie said...

Such a simple and beautiful idea! I love this!

Rebecca said...

What a great idea (I saw your link at Shabby Nest). I'm going to head to Goodwill today to look for some silverware...I mean stakes!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great idea and an even better price!

Jeanine

Hillcrest Acres said...

So pretty and very creative!

Debbie~ said...

Great idea, it looks wonderful too! I've always had the same problem...I think a fork with tines up, could hold a cute sign or nametag too! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Andrea said...

What a great idea! Found you from Shabby Nest. Love your blog, and LOVE your house.

Sandra said...

Woderful whimsical idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'll be back soon.

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a great idea. I love old silver and forcing bulbs, great combination!
Debra

Victoria said...

What a beautiful and creative idea you came up with!

Anna Sophia said...

I never would have thought of that. I love the way it looks!

Katie said...

Great idea!

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Fabulous idea! Thanks for linking up!
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Holly said...

You are a genius - great idea and cheap...wooo-whooo!
Holly

Paula said...

Great idea! Having something blooming inside really makes your house a home.

Kelley said...

What a creative idea... and so cute. Genius1

have a great week.

SGiles said...

What a great idea!!! I have a few plants that could use some support...now off to find the old silverware I have stashed around here someplace!!

Thanks for checking out my blog as well!!! I look forward to exploring yours more!!

Cheers!
Sharon @ Nana's Button Jar

Lisa B. said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

The DIY Show Off said...

What a cute solution! I love your creativity! ;)

Roeshel

Kathysue said...

Now that is just CLEVER!! LADY

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