Three fab flower arrangements you can make at home!
1. The Bouquet Booster
Your average supermarket bouquet gets a boost in this simple yet gorgeous grouping.
6-8 milk glass vases
square piece of mirrored glass (approx. 12 in. by 12 in.)
- Deconstruct bouquet and separate flowers by type and colour to give yourself a better sense of what you're working with.
- Group vases in table's centre on mirrored glass. (The mirror's reflection will give the illusion of a fuller arrangement.)
- Place single or multiple stems of the same flower in each vase, making sure to break up colours, and ta-da! From store-bought to stunner!
2. Fit to Be Tied
A French bouquet sounds fancy, but the truth is, this hand-tied bundle couldn't be easier to make!
6-8 bunches roses, in various colours
- Make sure roses are open. Remove leaves and thorns from stems.
- Start with one stem. Surround with three more to create a mini bouquet.
- Surround mini bouquet with five more stems, then seven, then nine, and so on, until you run out of roses. You should be left with a lush, full bouquet.
- Tie with florist's tape and cut stems so they're all the same length.
- Place bouquet in fishbowl filled with lukewarm water (enough to cover stems).
3. Towering Topiary
This sophisticated amaryllis "tree" is the perfect way to finish off a table for a special occasion.
large cylindrical vase
floral foam, soaked
7 white amaryllis heads
few bunches of skimmia
- Wrap inside of vase with banana leaf.
- Place your soaked floral foam into vase.
- Create holes in top of foam using your finger. Insert amaryllis stems until they stand on their own.
- Tie stems together just below blooms.
- Create a collar around stems' base with bunches of skimmia.