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Farmhouse Scale Repurposed: DIY Hanging Flower Nests!


Hi friends!  Okay, super easy DIY comin’ atcha!  While doing a little refresh on my daughters’ shared sister room, I knew I wanted a something flowery and fun above their iron twin beds to add a feminine touch.  I perused my garage for items I already owned as I wanted to do this refresh on a serious budget, and I came across my black farmhouse scale (pictured HERE).  Tried to think outside the box a bit, and here is what I ended up with!

(All supplies linked below, too!)

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Let me show you how I made these hanging flower nests with the repurposed farmhouse scale!  Super duper easy.  First, you’ll need your supplies:

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-farmhouse scales [HERE]
(another idea would be to try doing this easy DIY with a small wire birdcage [HERE] or perhaps a traditional metal hanging basket [HERE].)

-draping greenery [HERE]

-draping flowers [HERE]

-jute rope [HERE]

-ceiling hanger hook [HERE]

-scissors and wire clippers

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Start by draping one length of greenery through the interior of the scale, but make sure to leave out a few inches so that it will hang whimsically once you’ve installed the hanging scale.  Utilize the wire pieces on the scales to loop sections of greenery through in order to hold them steady.  Continue working your way around the scale with the greenery sections until it is as full as you like!

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Once all greenery has been put in place, start inserting small floral stems throughout the nest of greenery.  I tried to pile mine upward instead of draping over the sides in order to give the hanging flower nests some height and interest.  Use as many flower stems as you like!  I think I used about 5-6 per nest.

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Tie a length of jute rope to your scale, and be sure to test out the length before snipping the ends.  I just looped the jute through the top of the scale, had my handy and helpful hubs hold it up for me to eyeball, and then I snipped and tied off the ends thoroughly.

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Using a ceiling hanger hook, position your scale as desired, secure the hook, and….you’re done!  Easy DIY hanging scale flower nest!

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What do you think, guys?  Easy enough?  I think it’s sort of a fun challenge to make my decor dreams and ideas come to life only using what I already own, and it forces creativity to surge to the top!  Think you have anything out in your garage that could be given new life…?  I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts on this DIY in the comments–appreciate y’all SO MUCH for stopping by over here.  It’s truly an honor!



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  1. Nancy says:

    Erin, these are so sweet!!!! Your girls are adorable and I’m sure they love their room. You’re an awesome Mama!!! 💖

  2. Carroll says:

    Love your girls room. So sweet ! I’d love to know where you got the chandelier.

  3. Faye says:

    What a fun idea! Perfect for a little girls room! I bet they love it! Thanks for sharing the DIY. I’ll have to give it a try! 😍

  4. Kris Carrig says:

    LOVE your girls room!! And just ordered my T-shirt!! 💃 thank you!!
    💕 Kris

  5. Anca says:

    Such a cute idea! I’m going see if I have any birdcages that will work.
    I’d love to get those curtains for our bedroom, do you remember where they’re from?

  6. Angela says:

    I just found your blog from roaming instagram. I think i am going to like it. Can you tell me where these curtains are from please.

  7. What a cute idea, Erin! And your blog is beautiful!

  8. Janine Brown says:

    Uhhhh I love this easy peasy diy. Thanks for sharing Erin. Love all that you share💖

  9. Karlisa says:

    This is so beautiful! May I ask where you got the end table in the middle of the beds??

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