This isn’t so much a DIY because it’s SO stinkin’ simple- but I’m going to call it one anyway! I mentioned earlier this week that I’m going to start using flowers that are actually in season in my area for my monthly floral feature. This month? Being ‘April’ because I’m running late… is tulips! They’ve been on special at my grocery store and after walking by them every week, I caved and bought some. This arrangement would be the perfect gift for a mama with Mother’s Day coming up! But you’ll probably keep it for yourself.
I paid $2.49 for a bunch of 5 stems and used 4 (I would have grabbed another but they didn’t have any more in white). The galvanized pail is from the dollar store and the ribbon I had on hand. This arrangement rings in under $15 including tax- sweet! So here’s the step-by-step (all three of them).
When I brought my flowers home, they hadn’t opened up. A florist once gave me a tip to cut the stems on an angle and stick in warm water to open them up quicker. I did this a few times that night until they’d opened up enough to use them. If you weren’t going to give or photograph them right away, you could skip this step and let them open up once arranged. Once you’re ready: lay each stem into one hand, so the curves of the stem all go in the same direction. Cut them to length and place in your container.
Fill in the void space with leaves that you lost when cutting to height.
Simple? I told you so :) I wrapped some fuchsia grosgrain ribbon around to make it fancy for giving.
What flowers are in season in your area? I’d love to hear!