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3.12.2020

fois gras? no - faux grass!

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as a decorator / designer, my BIG thing is using things differently.
differently than everyone else, for sure - but also differently than they were ever intended to be used.
i love to let my imagination run wild and come up with 'alternative uses' for just about everything!

when Mom and i designed our backyard landscaping in 2016, we chose faux grass / artificial turf
because of the easy maintenance, long lifespan, and no need for watering.
after the expert installation, we had a lot of scraps left, so i kept them.
i knew that i would come up with ways to use those scraps - and i did!

you've seen our faux grass in some photos of our backyard here on the blog...
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under the salvaged bucket fountain    .     as a heat shield for roses AND to hide the A/C unit

recently, i used some of the smallest scraps to enhance our spring decor INSIDE the house...
continue reading to see the details!
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so how do you bring grass into the house and make it work? 
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  i cut very thin strips of the turf and inserted it into clear glass vases,
surrounding tall battery operated candles.
(the candles operate on a remote, so i don't have to lift them out every time i want them on)
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very thin strips of the faux grass tuck into white ramekins, around pillar candles -
and you can see just how REAL this stuff looks! 

now, if i could just get those battery op candles to SMELL like cut grass... ;) 
that's one of my favorite spring & summer scents!
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a wire wall pocket was lined with a larger piece of the turf, with faux flowers inside.
btw - that wire wall pocket cost me 25 CENTS at a garage sale.
it's a nice 3D addition to the art on our living room gallery wall,
and is SO easy to change each season!

(wanna' know about that 'paint chip' lookin' wall art shown above? details here! )
a few pieces of grass were quite literally shoved into some white ceramic & ironstone pieces
they don't look bad up close, but from a distance? they totally fool the eye!

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i also used some faux grass in a colorful re-vamp of one of my previous projects...
stay tuned for that post!

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