WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 | Comments: 7
I know spring has arrived when I visit my local garden center and see rows of young trees for sale; their roots balled in burlap. I love that look, so I thought I’d create the same effect on a smaller scale with some $2.99 potted grocery store tulips.
Create a simple, earthy look for your spring table with this quick makeover.
For this project you will need: a potted tulip plant, potting soil, a small plastic food storage bag, twine, burlap or muslin.
To begin, remove plants from pot and separate the bulbs.
Place one plant inside of a small food storage bag. Add more potting soil and roll down the top of the bag. Cut out a 14"- 16" square of burlap and place bag in the center of it.
Pull up all four corners of fabric and tie in place with a one yard long piece of jute. Continue to wrap jute around the entire root ball, tie jute ends together to secure. Make sure the opening is loose enough for you to pull it open a bit for a light watering when needed.
Because the plant is placed in a bag before it is wrapped in burlap, these can go directly on a table, platter or cake stand.
You could hand these out as a party favor for your guests at the end of the evening.