I used a combination of pennies and copper furniture brads as the centers of the flowers. I just hand cut out a bunch of hearts and didn't have a heart punch like the tutorial had used.
shutters! I salvaged some shuttered bi fold closet doors from a friend's neighbors garbage. Adam was embarrassed. Is he embarrassed now? I think not.
Lastly, I put some little Ikea plants in an old apple crate on top of a wooden box I hot glued some sawed off yardsticks to the front of. I think it looks kind of patriotic in a flag sort of way. Perfect for summertime!