Pretty Flower Arrangement to beat the February Blues

Published February 19, 2014

Lunter Home Ideas Jan 28 14 Photo MikeWakefieldThis is the time of year when we could all use a little something in our homes to brighten things up.

February fog and rain can at times be very grey and so it’s nice to bring pretty flowers into the home to add a splash of colour.

This arrangement is very easy to assemble and most of the items can be found in your local grocery store.

It also makes a nice hostess gift for your next dinner party. Materials Small, square container

(round is also suitable) Wet floral foam Sharp floral scissors or paring knife Assorted packaged flowers (at your local grocer) Greens (optional) I like to use solid containers to do this arrangement but if you can only find the clear glass pots, that is fine as well. Just line the inside of the glass with a couple of large green leaves to hide the floral foam.

There is a great product on the market called Aspid Decor Floral Roll. It is basically a roll of faux green tape that you can cut with your scissors and use to line the insides of clear, glass containers and it hides the floral foam beautifully.

Ask your local floral expert at your grocery store if they carry it. They usually have it in sheets that you can purchase as well.

Method To begin this arrangement simply cut a piece of floral foam to fit the inside of your container. Soak the floral foam for 30 minutes or so.

Place it inside the container and add a little water.

Remove your flowers from their packaging and carefully snip the stems on an angle and insert them into the foam.

Start with the larger flowers first followed by the smaller ones to fill in any gaps.

If you prefer to have greenery in your arrangement then add the greens first followed by the flowers.

Be sure to add a little water each day as the flowers will soak up a fair amount in the first day or two.


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