Don’t you love these Snowball Viburnum blossoms?
My neighbor has a huge bush of them and I was able to clip a few stems to make some floral arrangements for the house.
You might remember last week I shared about Snowball blossoms in the post, Look what the wind blew in.
This time, I wanted to do something that was more traditional, dressy even, for the chest in my great room.
The Snowball bush’s stems are not very orderly in nature and I was trying to figure out how I could arrange them in a compact, as opposed to floppy, manner. So, I went scouting through the cabinets for a short wide vase of some sort when I discovered this one. It looks like a biscuit jar to me. When I was going through my mother’s house after she died I discovered it in the way-up cupboards in her kitchen. The same place I found the vintage crocus pot. Again, something I had never seen or used as I was growing up. I almost didn’t bring it home because it isn’t perfect. It has a chip or two in the foot. But, then again, I’m not perfect, so why am I worrying about a lovely jar being perfect? Especially since the chips really aren’t that noticeable and the jar looks like it is decorated in the Art Nuevo style.
Once I selected the perfect vessel for my Snowball blossoms I had to figure out how to arrange their flopping heads. And then I remembered something I saw on Pinterest! WOW! Do I ever have an easy flower arranging tip for you!
Now that I found the jar to use for my arrangement, it was time to try out the tip and see if it really worked.
One thing that I love about this easy flower arranging tip is that everyone has a roll of cellophane tape in the drawer. So, it’s practically free. And with my zero budget, that is a very good thing. Talk about easy. Oh my goodness. How hard is it to stretch tape across a jar opening into the form of a grid? Anyone can do it. If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you’ll know that I like simple with extraordinary results. And this is the best. Don’t forget to add water to your container. I filled up the jar before taping the grid.
My stems were pretty floppy. Maybe I should have shown you with forty photos how I arranged them. But, you’ll just have to imagine that I filled each of the openings in the grid so that the branches were supporting each other in the middle with some blossoms falling to the sides. Many of the openings held several flower stems. As the container filled with blossoms, I ended up resting some blossoms against each other to create the mounded look.
The arrangement really was quick to put together and lasted very well for a few days. Until my cat decided that she liked the taste of the blossoms. One morning I awoke to a big hole in the middle of the flowers. I left the room to make a cup of tea and when I returned, she was back up on the cabinet with her nose in the blossoms, chomping away. Yes…chomping…not nibbling. You would have thought she had a mild taste of catnip the way she rolled around on the floor after she was obediently jumped down. I guess as much as I enjoyed looking at them…she enjoyed tasting them. Next year, I will remember that and put them out of her way when I am not around.
I created a super simple vignette on the little chest in front of my French screen with this jar of Snowball blossoms, the lid from the jar was added to the vignette along with my chubby smiling cat I used in an earlier floral vignette.
The next time you gather flowers from the backyard and want to make an arrangement in something other than a standard vase, grab a roll of tape and voila’! you’ll have something magazine worthy in no time. Who needs a florist?
This super easy flower arranging tip worked so well for me, I used it to create the small arrangements for the table here, too.
Have you used the tape trick for a floral frog?
What tip from Pinterest was successful for you?
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