One of the simplest ways to make the house pretty is flowers! I love flowers in the house. During the long winter months, any sign of fresh flowers is so welcome. I wrote an idea book for Houzz back in 2013 about forcing Paperwhites when I was writing for them. This process is so simple to do and you’ll be glad you did when you have flowers blooming when it’s cold outside.
I was lucky to find the paperwhites on sale at Home Depot so I got two bags for $8.00. I used three milk glass containers and two tall glass hurricanes. I purchased two bags of black stones from the Dollar Tree. For about $10 I have five containers that will have blooming flowers in a matter of a few weeks.
Fill each vessel with a layer of stones. Add you bulbs tips up. Nestle them in the stones. Add water to just barely touching the bulbs (they will rot if they are sitting in water). Place in dark, cool place. I put mine in our refrigerator in the basement for about 7-14 days until roots take hold. Bring them into a warm sunny spot!
I wanted to try the taller hurricanes I think they will work nicely to keep the paperwhites up when they start getting tall! I’ll be sure to share in a few weeks to show you how they turned out!