Spring has sprung

Daffodil in boxSpring has finally sprung here in DC, and although it is still a bit chilly, buds and blooms are popping up everywhere.  To celebrate, we were invited to a First Day of Spring party last month.  My daughter insisted on taking a gift (although I explained it wasn’t a birthday party!) to the hostess, and promptly picked one of the neighbor’s daffodils.   I was all set to wrap the stem in a wet paper towel and put in in a plastic bag (like I used to do when I was a kid), when inspiration struck—surely, I had something in the recycling bin that could double as a vase?  A quick glance and I scored an apple juice box—perfect!  I enlarged the hole a bit with a pencil, rinsed it out, then cut a piece of colored paper to wrap around it.  My 3½-year-old had a great time decorating the paper with foamy stickers (you could use anything to decorate it—markers, stickers, ribbons), we glued the paper around the box, and voila!  A perfectly “green” bud vase, great for giving or just for fun.

– Rebecca


Comments (2)

April 21, 2009

Now THAT’S impressive – top Mummy marks for you!

April 22, 2009

Very creative on what you’ve done with the vase. The bloom is looking good too.

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