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Spray Painted Flower Stems

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Last fall I saved my stems from my day lilies. I had seen a post from www.thefrugalhomemaker.com about using the stems as decor.   Another time I saved some, tied them in a bunch with ribbon, and set them on a shelf.  They looked a little bit like something from Pier One.  This time, I waited all winter so that I could spray paint them!  As soon as the weather was nice enough, I laid an old sheet on the driveway and began.


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The spray paint I liked best was Rustoleum’s Ultra Cover 2x Glossy Spray Paint.* I liked how the nozzle sprayed.  The paint covered well and dried quickly. I held the stems in my hand and turned them as I sprayed them.  Then I set them aside to finish drying while I sprayed the next color.

I sprayed 3 additional colors that I did not end up using in my final arrangement. I saved these blue ones for another time.

I think these are the pink ones, and I saved them for another time, also.

I combined dark purple (grape), light purple (lavender), and aqua (seaside);  and tied them together with a pipe cleaner.  They stand by themselves! Do you like them?  This arrangement is perfect if you want bright colors that don’t fade away, and don’t need watered.  You will probably spot this dried stem arrangement in future pictures around my house.


white spray painted flower stems and rose latchhook

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      1. I had collected some daylily stems last year and wondered what to do with them. I ended up throwing them away. I love decorating from nature. I had already done hydrangeas and some interesting grasses. Now I will try stems and thistles. Thanks for the great idea to use what you have and make things prettier.

        1. Oh you’re welcome, Heather! I’ve never tried thistles. I have tried dill weed sprigs though– they look like huge dandelions. I saw them at a flower show once and was thrilled once I realized what they were!

  1. How clever Liberty….i love the Spring colors And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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