My husband brought two small logs to me and asked “Do you think you could make something with these?”
One thing we do not have a shortage of on our property is an abundance of nature’s gifts like logs and pine cones to be used in craft supplies.
Recently, my husband was cutting back some branches and cleaning up the yard, when he was inspired to carve out two small logs to make something with them.
Of course, it was perfect for a DIY wood log faux floral arrangement.
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For one of the small logs, he had drilled small circular holes to be a rustic candleholder for small tea lights. The second one, he had carved out the middle section of the log for any kind of floral arrangement I could think of.
Another item that I just can’t seem to use up, is the leftover floral from my daughter’s wedding from 2020!
Not only is the carved out wood log perfect to use up more of the leftover floral stems, but of course it gets more craft supplies and another project completed out of my craft room.
If I had known he was even thinking of making either one of these items, I would have been able to get pictures of that process. He just brought them inside and gave them to me already done so I missed that opportunity.
He used a router to cut out the round holes for the tealight candles, and to remove the middle section of the log used for the floral arrangement.
This wood log floral arrangement will be the second project completed out of my craft room this year.
To create the floral arrangement, I started by cutting down a block of floral Styrofoam to two thin 1″ wide pieces to fit inside the opening. The cutout is not very deep for this first attempt at making log floral arrangements so next time I will have him cut more out of the center of the log. For this one, hot glue will help hold all of the floral stems in place.
To hide the ugly green color of the Styrofoam, I glued on a layer of Spanish moss over the top and around the edges of the cutout section.
For the arrangement, I started with a few stems of faux succulents, then added in white ranunculus stems, lamb’s ear stems, faux baby’s breath stems, and filled it in with dark greenery stems, more white flowers and more Spanish moss.
I chose these items because the neutral combination will be good for most seasons. If I was going to make one for winter, I would have added in pine cones. Summer would have tulips and daisies. Fall will have autumn leaves and mums. For a wedding, the floral stems would match the colors of the wedding. The possibilities are endless on how to create a wood log centerpiece.
Once I had arranged the floral stems the way I liked, I used hot glue to add more Spanish moss underneath all of the other floral stems to give it a more finished look.
Do you want to know one of the secrets to making a great looking floral centerpiece?
The back of the floral arrangement should look as good as the front.
A florist friend of mine taught me that tip. No matter how you display the arrangement, it will always look pretty.
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I think my next project might be a wood slice bunny. Just another way to clear out the projects in my craft room. Come back to see that one.
Psalm 40:3 “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord.”