On Saturday of this past weekend, some women from a philanthropy organization that I’m a part of (Sandpipers, it’s great!) and I got together to have a fun flower arranging crash course / party.
We made three mini arrangements – all in vases (actually sold as candle holders but they’re great for flowers) from Dollar Tree! (I love getting to put all of your $ into flowers instead of hard goods!)
We experimented with three different support systems for the flowers – one is an arrangement in hydrangea where the branches support the other flowers, one was anchored in floral foam, and the other was a hand tied mini bouquet. We paired them with three different vase treatments – a great way to dress up dollar vases! One was filled with coffee beans, one lined in a ti leaf, and one covered in my beloved 3d flocked paintable wallpaper from Target.
Each of the finished arrangements were a large cocktail table sized arrangement, or a mini centerpiece of the sort that would look great clustered in twos and threes.
Here are some photos of the day, from prep to finished product, followed by a list of the flowers we used in each, after the jump!
The flowers right after pick up:
Conditioning hundreds of stems quickly, before work!
Flowers conditioning in buckets at casa Floret:
Waiting for the big load in!
Mini coopers can hold a lot of flowers! I should start a mobile flower shop! ; )
Setting up for the party:
The flowers ready for action!
I like the look of a wall of flowers:
Some finished arrangements!
Flowers on the grill!
Arrangements packed up for the trip home:
And after the jump is a “recipe” for each of the three arrangements we made:
Recipe #1- Hydrangea base
- 3” cylinder vase lined with 1 small green ti leaf
- 1 stem medium blue hydrangea
- 3 peach parrot tulips
- 2 mini yellow cymbidiums (in water tubes)
- 3 stems hypericum berries
Recipe #2 – Foam base
- 3” cylinder vase filled with coffee beans surrounding plastic wrapped floral foam
- 4 stems light pink stock
- 4 “sweet akito” roses
- 2 stems alstromeria (“Peruvian lilies”) – approx. 6 buds
- 3 stems white scabiosa
Recipe #3- Hand tied
- 3” cylinder vase covered in textured wallpaper
- 9 carnations
- 2 stems dusty miller