With Mother’s Day on Sunday, take a break today and learn new ways to arrange flowers, including wild flowers, as well as using interesting items for a vase.
So let’s start with the vase.
• Make a mini vase using nothing but a votive holderand a ballon. Perfect for small buds.
• Drill a hole in a log, add a glass jar and you have a natural vase. If you have a rotting tree you plan to cut down, chances are you will have a number of natural vases without having to do anything.
Tips on Flowers and flower arranging
Go for a walk and take a pair of scissors. Cut greens, flowers (in the garden or wild), grasses, flowering shrubs, apple blossoms or whatever strikes your fancy. Put them in water as soon a you get home. Keep them well hydrated until you are ready to use them.
Floral foam isn’t a requirement, but it is helpful for some designs. They will frequently have it at the Dollar Store for cheap. You can also use tape to make a grid pattern and it can work as well as floral foam.
• How to Arrange Flowers Like a Professional: I found this to be a very helpful video as it shows how to use a taped grid, and how to handle very odd shaped vases
• Arranging wildflowers: I should be so lucky to have such wildlfowers at this time of year. Still there are lots of good ways to showcase whatever is growing in your area.