How do you transform a grocery store plant in seconds, with just two simple kitchen supplies?

A fresh plant can make all the difference in cheering up a room, especially during these short days when it gets dark at 4:30pm. Ugh. I picked up a pretty little primrose at the grocery store but couldn’t stand the bright pink plastic pot it came in. Unfortunately, I had no other pots that were the correct size, and with guests coming in an hour, I had to improvise a quick and simple solution with what I had on hand. Looking around the kitchen, I saw a roll of parchment paper and a box of toothpicks sitting on the counter.

I ripped off a 12″ square of parchment, centered the pot on the square and gently raised up the sides. I grabbed a few toothpicks and skewered the parchment to secure it, and in less than 5 minutes, had a pretty little plant to set on the table. Now there’s a little bit of spring in the room – and just the cure to banish any winter doldrums!

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  1. Beautiful. Quick. And easy. I like.

  2. so easy and so simple but it can totally transform a room!

    The Chalkboard | 01.25.2012 | Reply

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