Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flower Recipe

My favorite flower color combination, especially in the summer, is hot pink, yellow, orange and purple. (Scroll below - isn't it fab???)

Today I had an opportunity to create a floral arrangement and I wanted to take some pictures and do a little recipe card for you guys to recreate. These flowers all came from Walmart Neighborhood Market (with the exception of the hostas...those came from my sister's garden - Thanks, Al)! The grand total for this arrangement was $25 (well, $27 with tax). I had the vase and ribbon on hand.

This "recipe" calls for:

- 2 dozen hosta leaves
- 1 dozen hot pink roses
- 5 yellow mini callas
- 3 orange asiatic lillies
- 10 stems of purple statice

The visual of all the "recipe" items:

First, line your vase with hostas. (I prefer a rectange vase. I think they work so much better than round.)

Next, add the orange lillies. I put them in two corners and then added one in the center of the vase.

I then added my favorite flowers - mini callas. I left one out to add in the center of the vase once it became more full.
My next step was to add the hot pink roses. I added them throughout the container to fill in.

After that, I went through the container and looked for "holes" and added in some of the purple. See how it is coming together?

It still needed a little something, so I went through and added some of the extra hostas.

And I always think a container needs something to finish it off, so a knotted ribbon completed the design.


Just a little note, don't feel like you have to use EVERY flower. I had tons of the purple statice left over. Not that it is that pretty, but I put it in a little vase so as to not waste it and will keep it around for a little pop of color.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katie,
The arrangement is gorgeous, and you did make it look so easy to do!!! Thanks for the tutorial and great photos!!
Love, Aunt Angie

happy_wife said...

Love it-as usual! Me thinks I need to go a smite nuts this weekend at Costco and get some beautiful flowers around my house. You agree? Ok, good!

subfertilefrugalista said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am in LOVE! I was searching because my nursery theme is birds (my baby's name will be Wren, so I couldn't pass up the bird theme!) and your blog came up in a google search. Curious to see if you ever posted finished product pics from your sister's nursery. I tried to find one but got lost in all of the fun and creative posts!

Anyway, looking forward to following along!

Andrea said...

Pretty. I love fresh flowers.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the how-to.

 
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