LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Chris Olsen from Botanica Gardens always has great advice on home and gardening projects.
Segment 1: Red, white and blue decor
Decorate your table scape and house with great colorful July 4th accessories. Chris shows you how to take ordinary glass containers and turn them into colorful vases with just tape, rubber bands, and spray paint. Don't forget the flowers. Fill the containers with white hydrangeas and you have an explosion of living fireworks.
Take a glass cake cover and add pizazz to it by taking acrylic paint and creating your own master design. Place over holiday cup cakes with red forks in them holding guest name tags. The great thing is the acrylic paint washes off so you can recreate for all holidays.
Segment 2: Independence Day flora
Dress up your Independence Day party with a easy, affordable, and colorful July 4th arrangement. Create layers or levels by taking a clay Terra Cotta saucer and spray painting each layer the 3 colors of the holiday. Between each layer place a upside down clay Terra Cotta 4 inch pot. Each pot should be painted as well. The bottom layer is the largest saucer and then downsize from there. Now just fill each saucer with water and add sweet carnations is the colors of red and white.
Check out the videos for step-by-step instructions! And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.