patriotic diy using plant cuttings from your yard
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June 26, 2024

patriotic diy using plant cuttings from your yard

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purple allium in landscaping

Last fall, I planted 12 GLOBE MASTER ALLIUM BULBS and was so excited to watch them come up this spring. They definitely put on a show in our landscaping and I enjoyed watching people walk by and admire them. I was sad to watch them fade as time went on, but I had other plans for them...

dried allium blooms

Once they were dried out, I cut them down as far down the stalk as possible. After seeing other people paint them, some even painted them still in the landscaping, I knew I wanted to do something similar. I decided to give the project a patriotic feel, though, but giving them a RED, WHITE, AND BLUE makeover.

allium blooms painted red white and blue

I used my handy dandy PAINT SPRAYER ATTACHMENT to do this project. It helps the paint go on smoother and saves your hands and forearms from getting so sore. Another trick (I forgot to grab a picture) is to cut a slit and small hole in the center of a paper plate to slide over the stem, so you don't get paint everywhere. I also put a glove on about half way through because I was getting paint on my finger tips and wanted to avoid that. I propped the stems up in some floral buckets and planters to dry. It's been so hot here...it didn't take long! 

red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs
red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs
red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs

I decided to display the stems in some of my vintage BLUE BALL JARS. I think they look great with the 4th of July display and I love the reflection of all the colors in the mirrored table!

red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs
red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs

I was even able to find some patriotic art for our television. We don't have a FRAME TV, but you can learn more about creating your own HERE.

red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs
red white and bloom allium blooms on a mirrored table by two pink chairs

I was asked on INSTAGRAM what could be used for this project if you don't have allium. I instantly thought that baby's breath would be a great option and you can get that from your local florist! Hydrangea would be another option, but you may want to spray them with hairspray or poly first to help keep the tiny blooms in place. Another plant to consider would be Queen Anne's Lace. That grows wild in the ditches here in Iowa...maybe it does where you live too!

I hope this project has encouraged you to think outside the box with your 4th of July and patriotic decor! You don't have to do a lot and you can often shop your home (or yard) for items to use.

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