Wallpaper Covered Vase Project

I made another arrangement for Floret Cadet’s best (ok only so far) customer last night – our friends Amy & Alexis welcomed twins (a boy and a girl!) very recently, and to thank his step-mom for staying with them for the past week and helping with a feeding one of every three hours around the clock, Alexis ordered her flowers.   What a great father, great husband, and great son!  All I knew was that Frances liked freesia.  Here’s the resulting mix.  It’s yellow-orange freesia, “Mamy Blue” garden roses from Alexandria Farms, bi-colored carnations, hybrid ranunculus, burgundy dahlias, heather, and two baby succulents.

I didn’t have time to take process shots of this one, but construction wise, this is foam inside a 6″ cylinder vase.  I had to wire/tape several of the ranunculus stems in order to make them stiff enough to poke into the foam, and obviously, the succulent heads had to be wired as well.  For a tutorial on how to do this, see here.

I wrapped the vase in paintable wallpaper from Target.  It was really easy – the paper is sturdy and easy to cut.   I used floral glue to glue it on and it stuck right away.

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You can see the wallpaper detail a little better here.  This wallpaper is paintable, and I’d love to paint it on my next go around with it.  This bouquet was too colorful to add more color, but I’d love to paint the wallpaper a bright color and use more subdued flowers to try that as well!

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March 23, 2011 - 6:44 pm

botanical brouhaha - Kate-
Not only are you a fantastic floral designer, but you’re also an incredible flower photographer! These images are breathtaking…the colors are so vivid. Beautiful work!

March 24, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Kate - Thank you so much!

April 5, 2011 - 11:04 pm

janet - Simply gorgeous Kate!

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