How to Create a Holiday Touch to Ikea Faux Potted Plants

I am sure many of us have those cute Ikea faux potted plants.

The Ikea plants come in a black plastic container . . .

~ ~ that many of us slip into a decorative container.

Last year, I did a decorative wrap to the container . . .

~ ~ and placed it in a lantern. I decided to do the same to my other plants.

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Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #6, Lanterns-Burlap-and-Bows

Happy Friday everyone…

Today, I am presenting a project that I gained inspiration from Ann, of On Sutton Place.

Ann is one creative lady!…

I saw her lantern project and noticed that I had the same lanterns..

…..so I thought I would give them a bit of a Spring makeover.

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Burlap ribbon, florals, a little birdie tag, and bird nests gathered for the new look.

Here are Ann’s lanterns: pretty, pretty!

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So I gathered the pair of lanterns that I had and started to try to come close to Ann’s creation…

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These lanterns were too large to place together for a table vignette…

…..so one went in the sunroom and the other in the second guest bathroom.

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That domino effect was happening in the house yesterday..you know that “effect”..

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My friend Dolores has an extensive collection of punches..so thanks to her, I created my tag.

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Really love the “birdie” punch! Ann had a pretty monogram tag.

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Vignette placed in my Ikea tray…

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So we shall leave the sunroom, and go to the second guest bathroom where the larger lantern resides.

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Another bird/garden theme going on there…pardon the pics as there is no natural light in that bathroom…

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Along with the birds nests, I placed some florals and a candle in this lantern…

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This is the next room on the agenda for a makeover…

…..when we moved in 8 years ago..the old world, bronze look was all the rage…time for a change.

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And I forgot to mention what I used to hang the tag on the lantern…

I cut away the wire portion from the ribbon…it gives me a “mini pipe cleaner” of sorts…

…..and it gives you the ability to place the tag in many positions.

Thanks for stopping by today…hope you enjoyed my inspiration project.

…..that I received from the most talented Ann of On Sutton Place..have you seen her gorgeous grain sack pillows?

Today, I will be cleaning and getting ready for company…there’s a softball tournament in town.

However, I won’t feel bad being inside today…as it is going to be a very overcast day..at least the rain stopped…

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Yes…this is a pic of my backyard this morning…a very cloudy day…

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!