Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flower power

Nothing says spring and summer to me like fresh flowers. Of course mine are not yet growing and what has been growing got freezer burned with the 3 inches of snow we got at the end of last week : (

Anyway, I thought I would show you all how to make a cute and easy flower arrangement for your home, without spending mega bucks.

Supplies you will need:

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  • a vase – I like to use my rectangle one
  • a bundle of asparagus – sounds weird; but trust me
  • a rubber band that will fit snugly around your vase but still has just a little bit of give
  • a cute springy ribbon that will also fit around your vase
  • a bundle of fresh flowers – I like Gerber Daisies; but really anything will work
  • and a pair of scissors

Directions:

  1. Fill vase with water.March 09 035
  2. Place rubber band around your vase.March 09 037
  3. Slide asparagus one at a time between the vase and the rubber band. If you think the asparagus might be a little too tall, trim off the bottoms. March 09 042
  4. Go all the way around your vase with the asparagus. March 09 043
  5. Tie your ribbon around the vase to hide the rubber band.March 09 046
  6. Then take your fresh bundle of flowers and tear off any leaves that it might have.March 09 049
  7. Then place your flowers in the vase and voila – you have a cute springy flower arrangement!March 09 059 8x10

35 comments:

American in Norway said...

What a Great idea! I have to try this!

tollesons4him said...

Now how cute it that!! I love it, going to the store after work and getting me some asparigus and fresh flowers!! Thanks for the great tip!!!

kbreints said...

That is simply adorable!! I love it!

♥georgie♥ said...

okay this is something that i can actually do! LOVE this lil tip

Dawn said...

AWwww.... I love it!! Look at how crafty you are!!

Julia said...

OH MY GOSH! Like...for real?

I'm stupified! I'm headed to the store now to buy some flowers and asparagus! I mean it...

Jenny said...

That is so pretty, I will have to try it.

rowas said...

Wow..what a clever idea!! It looks beautiful!

Becca said...

What a great idea! It looks fantastic :-) Gerbers and tulips are two of my favorite flowers!

And I did re-do my blog -- thanks for noticing and for the compliment! :-)

Lolli said...

I love what you did!!

Laura said...

What a cute idea! BTW your kids are cuties!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful Melinda! I can't wait to try it!

Devin said...

Adorable idea! So cute for spring.

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Oh my goodness I love that!! And simple, I LOVE simple!!
Great job!!

Newberry said...

That is so cute! I will definitely have to try that.

Baloney said...

Aren't you a crafty little thing! Cute!!

Mandy said...

That is too cute for words! I love gerbera daisies too and of course tulips!

Stacey said...

That is so adorable! And I think even domestically challenged me can at least ATTEMPT it! :)

This is my goodbye for now...I leave my parents house at 7am tomorrow... Could you email me your number? I want to give you a call to chat a bit when I get back home...XOXO

Heidi said...

sooo cute! guess what will be on our table this easter!! hehehe

Rose said...

Interesting and easy to learn design. Can give it as a gift. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love this!!!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I love this. It is so fresh and the color is great.

Debbie said...

What a clever idea.
I love your countertops!

4 Lettre Words said...

Love that!!

misty said...

pure genuis!!! i will try this... once we get back into a home in tulsa! ha

Amy said...

Love it!

Kristin said...

this is beautiful, what a great idea!

blueviolet said...

Why can't my mind work this creatively? I'm going to make that arrangement for sure!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I LOVE this idea! How long will the asparagus last before it wilts?
I want to make it for Easter!

Love your blog...and your little boy is ADORABLE!!!

♥,Lilly

Melinda said...

Actually, the asparagus will last a few days. So you can make it ahead of time!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Love this and so going to try it!!!
:) tina

Camille said...

I found you on Tip junkie! I LOVE this idea! Thanks for the tip! you are awesome! I am so doing this!!

JanMary said...

Love this idea - must share it with my friends here in N Ireland :)

lbc flower delivery said...

Wow! pretty arrangement. Thanks for guiding me through this. I will try to make something like this. Keep posting.


-yumi-

flower Philippines said...

Lovely flowers! Wish I can also arrange beautiful flowers like that. I want to learn how to arrange flowers cause it so interesting. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for sharing!

toni