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julie (jane's apron)

I belong to our neighborhood garden club and sometimes I have to bring a flower arrangement. I'm REALLY bad at arranging flowers (mine usually get a comment like "that's a nice vase"). I love your idea and will use it next time it's my turn to bring flowers. thanks!

amanda bel

This is a great idea! I love it, so delicate.


Very pretty!


What a great idea...what a great surprise!

Teresa Sheeley

Very lovely! Have any ideas to send to college kids? :)



I did something similar to this as a birthday gift for a friend, only using minature African violets. The look on my friend's face when she opened the box and saw the unexpected but beautiful flowers was priceless! It was a big hit with everyone else at the party too. Your ideas of using roses is an especially lovely one for Valentine's Day.


What a wonderful suprise to open that box and find roses!


What a gorgeous idea. The box itself is lovely but to then open it up and find the roses inside would be really special.


Wow! I'm thinking, what a pretty box, and then see the next photo with the lovely roses inside! I love this idea! :)


Oh my I am away for a few days and you have so much to share!!! Thank you for telling me about Clover - she's adorable. What did you use for those magnificent ears? I love Valentines best of all too, but have had so little time to do anything creative for the day of love... You inspire!

Angie Grimm

What a great clever idea. I think I am going to do this for my McHubby. He isn't really a flower guy but you know the box can be masculine. I'm so excited. Can't wait to start!


Oh, I love this idea so much! Your designs and presentation are always so lovely and dreamy!


That is such a lovely idea! That magazine must not know a good thing when they see it! This would make a nice gift for so many special occasions. It could be adapted for Mother's Day, birthdays, and so many other celebrations.


What a pretty idea, have to try this one! By the way, I received my tea cosy...I love it! Thank you so much, it's gorgeous...Nel

Daisy Cottage

This is darling! I love your creative idea! Thank you for sharing this.... oh, and I'm just loving your blog's "new look"!


Lovely! I can't imagine why they wouldn't have chosen this project either but it's beautiful and love the surprise of seeing the roses inside.


Love Love love this idea! Thank you for sharing!


Hi! I'm new to your blog. Just saying hello, and i love your little flower doo-hickey up at the top left. :)

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