In honor of Mother's Day this past weekend, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things that my mom has taught me regarding floral design. My mom has been a talented and popular floral designer for my whole life and before! I've previously mentioned that she shares on her blog some great ideas and tips if you're interested in learning more. Today I'm going to give you a few easy ways to design a store-bought floral bouquet or if you're lucky enough, flowers from your garden! The first thing I always do is unwrap the bouquets, rinse the stems if they feel slimy, and cut the bottoms to have a fresh end. Then I remove the leaves on the stems; leaves kept on the stems underwater will start to rot and smell stinky.
Now comes the fun part- choosing containers and rooms to display your flowers in. In the first photo you can see I used a large decorative jar for the majority of the flowers to put on my table. Then I used a recycled candle container to make a tiny arrangement that I put in the guest bathroom. (If your candle is all used up, you can put it in the freezer to harden the remaining wax, then pop the wax out with a butter knife inserted beside it!)
Last, I used a tiny ramekin to float the head of one of my flowers in. I love this idea, it's so simple and pretty. I placed it beside my sink so I could see something bright and pretty while I washed dishes!
I hope you enjoyed these tips. I've been blessed with a very talented mom who daily passes on her knowledge to me! Thanks Mom!