Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:05

Blooming Tulips: 2 DIY Projects Featured

It feels like spring is finally here and it's nice to bring a bit of it indoors.

I love Tulips, they're one of my favourite flower, so today I would like to share with you these 2 easy DIY tulip projects:
1) Indoor blooming tulips, and
2) Tulip Root Balls

Indoor Blooming Tulips

To arrange blooming tulips indoors follow these easy steps:

Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop.

Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end up. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered.

Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in.

Tulip Root Balls

I love the look of young trees roots balled in burlap, so I thought I’d create the same effect on a smaller scale with some potted grocery store tulips. You can also create a simple, earthy look for your spring table with this quick makeover.  For this project you will need: a potted tulip plant, potting soil, a small plastic food storage bag, twine, burlap or muslin.


Step 1 - To begin, remove plants from pot and separate the bulbs.


Step 2 - Place one plant inside of a small food storage bag. Add more potting soil and roll down the top of the bag.



Step 3 - Cut out a 14"- 16" square of burlap and place bag in the center of it. Pull up all four corners of fabric and tie in place with a one yard long piece of jute.



Step 4 - Continue to wrap jute around the entire root ball, tie jute ends together to secure. Make sure the opening is loose enough for you to pull it open a bit for a light watering when needed.


Because the plant is placed in a bag before it is wrapped in burlap, these can go directly on a table, platter or cake stand. You could hand these out as a party favor for your guests at the end of the evening.

These are fun projects, even with children and they keep you from having to dig so deep in the ground to plant your tulips. It also works well if you are in an apartment and don't have access to a yard. So create and enjoy together with me!



1 Comment

  • Comment Link Michelle Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:59 posted by Michelle

    For the indoor blooming long does this process take until they bloom? Do you place them in the window/sun daily during this process? They are beautiful!

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