I’m always looking for new ways to bring flowers, plants, and other natural materials indoors. While I’ve managed to do that throughout my home, I recently noticed the plants in my work office were all artificial. It was something I thought was so clever at the time, and though they aren’t terribly fake looking, there’s nothing like a live plant or flowers in your space. I don’t have a lot of surfaces in my office, so when I was considering how I might bring a little nature inside, I had to get creative. My eyes landed on my bulletin board, which was in need of a bit of a makeover. I realized I could take one of my favorite supplies we carry in The Shoppe, tiny glass bottles, and use them to hold single stems of flowers or greenery.
To do this, I cut a small length of twine, and wrapped it around the bottle, securing everything with a bit of glue. I then tied the ends of the twine together, placed a stem of greenery in the bottle, and hung it from a pushpin.
This was a quick and easy project to make, but it brought me a lot of joy. I hope it does the same for you.
Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Book of Lists, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, The Cozy Issue, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband and their two rescue dogs.