Since I had this holiday weekend to myself with The Man working, I had a last minute hair-brained scheme and took off to Kentucky to see my best friend and play Florist Assistant to her while we made mock-up wedding party flower arrangements. It was a fun weekend with them, in a beautiful town, with relatively decent weather considering they have had snow in the ground the last 2ish months.
I had delusions of florist grandeur for the entire car ride back (when I wasn’t cursing my GPS for routing me home through the Appalachian mountains in the dark and making me drive 50+ miles to find a McDonald’s). I am now more excited then ever to see the final products made with the actual types of roses we are going to use for the wedding.
Craft-gazam over, now back to your regularly scheduled drudgery.
I got the idea for this craft project after making my silk-dyed eggs and deciding that they were so pretty I wanted a way to display them for more then just the Easter holiday. My seasonal centerpiece was in desperate need of an update for spring, and I thought turning it into a little spring garden would be a great way to accomplish both things.
- Tall glass vase
- Moss (or some type of grass-colored fabric)
- Decorative eggs (insides removed)
- Seasonal flower stems – I used Hyacinth, Daffodils, and Pansies, but you could use Gerber Daisies, Iris, Tulips or any spring flower you fancy.
- Depending on how wide your vase is, you may need something to help support the flower stems. I purchased a cylindrical piece of florist foam. Turned out however, I didn’t need it.
- Decorative enhancements: in this example, I found a very pretty and life-like butterfly while I was tootling around the craft store and thought it would add a nice touch.
- If your flowers come in bunches as mine did, use wire cutters to remove each individual stem for them group.
- Add a layer of moss in the bottom of the vase.
- Position your decorative eggs on the top of the moss. Again depending on how wide your vase is, you might need to add the florist form at this point to help support your eggs against the outside of the glass and keep them from falling towards the center.
- Once your eggs are positioned, start adding your stems. I worked from the middle out, positioning my largest stems first, then filling in the remaining space with the smaller stems.
- Add any other decorative items to the arraignment.
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This is a visually appealing and very simple craft project that could be easily adapted to a variety of holidays or special occasions. I made this for Easter, and I couldn’t find a suitable bowl, so I just decided to buy a cheap indoor plant pot and I think that carried the bouquet theme even further.
You’ll notice I had to fill in the top with some silk flowers that I thankfully had left over from another project. My recipe for 24 cupcakes did not quite make 24 for some reason.