Garden Boxes For A Centerpiece At Our Relief Society Dinner
For our Relief Society Birthday Party we had a theme of "Growing Together". I am on the Relief Society Committee so I got to help out. First I made the invites... oh my... what was I thinking? But they turned out cute, even if they took one hundred years. I used this tutorial and made felt Dahlia's and then I printed the information on green card stock. Cut it out in a leaf shape and slipped it into the picture slot in the back!
Then I made the table centerpieces. These would be so fun lining a patio or on a fence or even on a window ledge! And they are so simple!!!
First grab yourself one 4 inch wide 7 foot long fence plank. That's it. One plank. Now cut three 2 foot pieces. Then cut two pieces that angle in at 22.5% and meet at the bottom which will be 4 inches wide. So the small bottom is 4 inches... I sure hope that makes sense?
This is what I mean, if I didn't make sense above. The smaller side of the angled piece should be 4 inches wide, which matches up to the 2 foot pieces.
Now that you have the pieces cut, grab one of the 2 foot boards and the 2 angled end pieces. Nail the angled pieces to the 2 foot board like in the photo below. I used 2 nails on each side.
Then grab one of the other 2 foot boards and nail it to the angled sides. Line up the top with the top so that there is a small gap in the bottom for the water to drip out. Check out the photos below.
Then take the remaining 2 foot board and nail it to the other side just like you did above.
This is a great project for your little one's to help you with. Thing#3 helped me and he was rocking that hammer and face... lol... He's so fun.
So if you are more on the ball than I am you can plant grass seeds and have wonderful grass in your boxes... or you can be lame and last minute like me and go into your yard, and your neighbors (with permission, of course) and dig up the little pieces growing like this in the flower gardens that aren't suppose to be there.
Fill the boxes full of them...
Then grab a bunch of cut flowers, Costco has amazing ones for a steal. Cut the stems shorter and place them into the dirt and grass in the garden boxes.
Make sure the cut flowers are different heights and are sporadically placed. You don't necessarily want a bunch here and a bunch here, just place them individually...
And the finished look with every one's hard work combined. The evening turned out just wonderful.
And because I helped out I even added a fun flower to my hair and headed out the door, with my youngest two in tote... Because... that's how it usually goes down at my house...
I would love to hear about your Relief Society Dinner and how it turned out!!! Also let me know if you give the garden boxes a try!!!