LOTS of time but happy with how cute it is. These flowers took time but a good project while watching the TV in the evening. I put mine on bamboo sticks (the ones at the grocery store for stuff) http://doityourselfpin.com/2013/02/02/hello-paper-flowers-paper-hyacinths/ this is were I got the pic to try. I glued burlap ribbon and card stock for the planter/basket idea then glued to bag filled with the crinkle paper and then when I stuck the plants in I just put some glue on the bottom 2" and stuck them in. The blue bow is some great Costco ribbon a great find from my dear mom!