My husband’s grandmother turned 90 last week. As part of her gift, I made her a lottery ticket bouquet basket.
I started out with a decorative metal bucket that I found in the Easter section of Target. I purchased a half circle of floral foam at AC Moore which I covered with craft moss. I inserted various colored butterfly card holder picks which I purchased from an online floral supply company. I also inserted 2 ladybug picks for added decoration (and because ladybugs stand for good luck in many cultures). The white you see is the birthday card, in which I also included a penny from 1920, the year she was born, for the scratching of the lotto tickets.
When I originally tossed this idea around, my thought was that I would intersperse real flowers with the lotto tickets making it a full bouquet. However, upon seeing it finished with just the lotto tickets, we (my husband, his aunt & uncle and I) all agreed that less was more and this looked cute as it was.
You could do a much smaller version of this in a terra cotta pot! It sure would make a great teacher gift for Teacher Appreciation week next week!