I'm gonna let you in on a little secret - being responsible for making pretty flower arrangements terrifies me. Anyone else feel the same way?! I don't know what it is, but put some flowers in front of me and ask me to make a pretty arrangement and I panic.
How short should I cut them?
How do I make them stand in place (cause they always flop over on me!)?
How many should I put in the vase?
How many different kinds of flowers should I use?
My mind just can't stop!
When I discovered a VERY simple way to make a beautiful arrangement I just had to share so that I hopefully help calm down any terrified flower arrangers like myself...
I call it the "Calla Lily, You Fancy Huh" arrangement...(cause it does look kinda fancy!)
the How To:
- Two Calla Lilies (or flowers of choice) - just $5.99 for the two from my local supermarket, Dominion
- River rocks - A bag is about $5.00 from Walmart. You can buy large or small rocks - this will depend on the size of your arrangement (large vase = large rocks, small vase = small rocks)
- Floating Candles - 6 candles for $6.99 from Bowering (a little pricey, but I couldn't find them anywhere else!). Keep in mind how long you will need the candles for - these were 8 hour burning candles which were just right for our event.
- One large or small vase
Step One: Place a handful of rocks in the bottom of the vase.
Step Two: Cut the flowers so that they sit about 1" to 2" below the top of the vase. Push the flowers in-between the rocks inside the vase so they stay anchored at the bottom.
Step 3: Fill the vase with water until it reaches the top of the flowers.
Step 4: Lay the floating candles in the water & enjoy! Note: The candles aren't necessary, but are a nice added touch (especially for evening events).
It's spring and LOTS of flowers are in bloom so you have no excuse. Don't be scared. Go make yourself a pretty flower arrangement!
Bye for now,