Thursday, September 20

flowers made easy

it's ok to be terrible at flower arrangements right?
 
i couldn't create an elaborate flower arrangement if my life depended on it. 
side story,,,
on the morning of my bridesmaid's brunch,
i decided i was going to fill mason jars with lovely flower bunches. i wanted to do it on my own and surprise my mom (since she's fantastic at arranging flowers...) and impress her with my floral skills...
i had a nervous breakdown on the floor of my mama's laundry room.
needless to say, i have a high level of admiration for ladies with flower skills.
 
but really, flowers are lovely on their own, so i love displaying them in simple ways.  i've developed this little method for displaying fresh flowers in my apartment, sans stress and breakdowns.
 


[one]
find one or two or three buckets with an opening at the top that is smaller than the base.  if you choose a container that is solid, rather than see through, you don't have to worry about the way the stems are laying inside the container.

[two]
go to your grocery store or farmers market and purchase 2-3 bunches of blooms! :) if you're lucky, they will be on sale for $4/bunch. holla!

[three]
fill your buckets a little less than half way with cold water and add the plant food.

[four]
strip the leaves off of each stem.  be careful not to accidently rip off the buds!

[five]
line your flowers up and measure out how much you need to trim them.

[six]
snip snip!
trim a few stems at a time, at an angle. randomly select one stem at a time and create a bunch in your hand, then place in the bucket.

tadaaaaaaaa!
you have a beautiful arrangement for your island or coffee table.
 
here is a less blurry photo of this arrangement with different flowers:
flowers from HEB, bucket from IKEA.
 
and there you have it, flower arrangements for dummies.

 

6 comments:

  1. They look beautiful, and dang i love that bucket! :)
    I can't wait to take another trip to ikea (my list is growing way to large). I only have been once since the closest is 3 hours away!

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  2. Great job! I am the exact same way with flower arrangements. It's harder than it looks! Love how you did these flowers and where did you get those buckets??

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  3. Love the rustic look! I will have to try this out :)

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  4. SO pretty! I think you're a great little arranger! :)

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  5. Lovely! That's how I do mine too...easy peasy. :)

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  6. Ha! Love it! Cute container, and pretty flowers make it that much easier!!

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