- 1" Michaels mini flowerpot
- Cotton balls
- Fake grass
- REAL potting soil
- Cardboard, black tagboard for the lens hood, and X-acto knife
- Christmas lights
I got the idea to make a slightly more involved scene this morning (more so than prior shaped bokeh creations): I was planning on having snowflakes falling in the background, but clever me (not!) trying to buy snowflake-shaped hole punches at the craft store the day after Christmas- that plan obviously failed. I got a new idea and ended up cutting the tulip shape out myself, encouraged by the fact that I discovered the existence of miniature flower pots at Michael's (they even have HOLES in the bottoms!)
Thanks to dad for holding up a jacket at exactly the height that exposed the relevant 4 xmas lights that would look like they were floating above the flowers' "stems", but hid all the rest of the lights (there were a ton).
See photo below for the "setup". I was standing on a step stool right in front of the wooden island in the middle of the kitchen (peeking out of the bottom left corner of the below photo). Imagine a line of vision going from the tops of the tiny stems in the flower pot through the top 4 Christmas lights (and the rest of the lights being hidden by a person, not shown, holding up a jacket).