But no, I went the hard route because I just can't throw anything away. The flowers I found in my attic were a little worse for wear but I found a way to refresh them.
*Another tip - when holding the flowers over the steam bend the stem so you don't have to have your hand in the steam.
See don't they look so much better. Just pop them off the stem and lay them out on paper towels so they can dry out. Shape them up a little with your fingers. Of course I couldn't just do the few I needed, I had to freshen my whole box full of flowers. This is what took me so long.
See all my pretty fresh flower heads. Yes, I put them back on their legs, once I was done. Then I gathered my pitch fork and set my sights on crafting some fall prettiness.
And this is what you get when you're done.
Even poor little old shaggy Mattie liked it.
She's happy to be outside but she is almost 13 years old, that's 91 years our time, and she poops out on me quick.
I'm pretty pickin' happy with the finished product. Especially since I didn't spend one shiny penny. That's right nada and all because I cleaned up my old stinky flowers. Hey even the wicker settee was free. Thank you to my neighbors down the road!! Gotta love FREE....
But I wasn't done. I had to run out to the shed to hang this...
I love fall and all it's blazin' glory.
I'll be back tomorrow to show off my new-to-me settee tomorrow.
Fall it up y'all...