For months now, the big talk here in Memphis has been about the new Ikea being built. I (admittedly) have never actually been to an Ikea. I do have a couple of storage pieces in my home from there, but I have not had the full, in person, Ikea experience.
On December 14th, Ikea opened its Memphis doors for the first time. With the craziness of the holidays, and all of the traveling that we did, I have not had a chance to go check it out (although it is on my list to do soon). I did, however, receive my first Ikea catalogue in the mail last month! Whoop!
While flipping through it, I stopped to admire the centerpiece that was pictured on one of the dining room tables. I really liked the simplicity of it and began thinking about how I could reproduce it. I didn’t think it would difficult at all, and guess what, it wasn’t! It was actually even easier than I expected, and I love the way they turned out.
Here’s what I did:
I went to Goodwill and gathered a few glass vases and bottles. I ended up buying 5 total (because they were so cheap), even though I only used 3. I purposely bought a variety of sizes and shapes. Goodwill had a TON to choose from, and I got some very cool pieces for next to nothing.
Then, I went to Michael’s to scope out their greenery. I ended up buying one garland there. This was what went into the largest vase. The greenery in the mid-sized vase was leftover from my Christmas wreath, and the flower I plucked from an arrangement that had been boxed for Goodwill. 🙂
Finally, I simply stuffed the greenery into the bottles and filled them with water. Seriously, there really wasn’t a whole lot of arranging here, due to the narrow openings (particularly on the largest vase).
The whole project, minus the shopping, took me about 5 minutes to complete. Plus, it was super cheap. Win-win! AND, since it’s just water in the vases, I can change it, or choose to use the vases for something else, anytime I want.
Now, I just need a cool tray to put them on….
What do you think?