DIY Project ~ Save Money by Creating Your Own Fancy Potted Paperwhites & Amaryllis Bulb Gardens
Last weekend I took an inspiration tour through the nearby Terrain Nursery Store. What a wonderful experience for the senses: freshly cut greens, bulb plantings in gorgeous containers, lovely music playing and plants of every texture and color. But when I read a few price tags, I was quickly jettisoned back to reality! As beautiful as all these arrangements were, they were clearly not in my budget.
So, I set out to create my own version of the Terrain bulb planting I loved that was selling for $125, for $20 or less. First, I dug out a zinc planter I bought at a yard sale this summer for just two dollars. I already had one amaryllis bulb and bought another at a discount store for four dollars. Eight paperwhite bulbs cost a dollar each, and I used potting soil and dried moss I already had on hand. A trip outside yielded the fresh moss and some colorful leaves, and I was ready to plant. You can see the directions and pictures below. My version came out looking fantastic and totaled just $ 14.00 in materials !
Seek inspiration, then use what you have and you’ll have twice the satisfaction.