And now that I'm all caught up...let's get started with Week 5 Inspiration!! Readygo!
One night in Disney World, Jason and I came back to a lovely surprise in our room. There were rose petals everywhere, a bunch of little goodies, chocolate Mickey Mouse ears, candles, and a beautiful bouquet of red roses! My mom had gotten it for us as a little "Happy Honeymoon" present. Yeah, she's pretty awesome.
I figured it was not an inexpensive surprise, so I decided to take as much of it with me as possible, including the very large vase. I got it to fit in my backpack along with some other equally breakable (and equally heavy) goodies, and we got it safely back to Boston. It was so pretty that I couldn't bear to store it away awaiting the proper bouquet to draw it out of the closet. Instead, I decided to display it in the living room.
Yesterday, as I was thinking about what my weekly make should be, I noticed that my pretty vase looks a little silly all empty like that. So I've decided to let it be the inspiration for this week's make.
What would you fill it with?
I thought about flowers, but keeping it filled with fresh flowers could get expensive. (Side note: Jason is very good about getting me flowers for no reason at all. Usually he gets baby roses. Lately he's been expanding his repertoire to gerber daises and other colorful bundles. But they're usually pretty small, and I like it that way because they fit perfectly on a little ledge we have in our kitchen. So don't think the vase is empty on his account.)
I thought about hunting down more little globes like the one sitting next to it (a present from my sister Amy). But I couldn't find any on etsy, and it would take way too long (and be way too expensive) to track down enough to fill the vase.
I considered buttons or bouncy balls, stones or shells from the beach. But in the end, I settled on making something. It's a project that Jason and I are going to do together, and I'm pretty excited about it. But for now, I'm going to leave you hanging because maybe you have a similar vase, and maybe if I leave this open-ended, you'll come up with a cool project that you can fill it with. Any ideas??