You may have a garden full of beautiful flowers that you seldom bring into your home or you raid the nearby florist’s shop. Whatever you may do bring the outdoors into your home to add colour and vibrancy is fine, but flowers have their own appeal and bring out your creativity too.
There are several floral arrangements you can make by just using simple every day containers and crafty items to add pep and imagination to your arrangement. Here are 10 to get you going:
- Bring out the old spools: If you have a variety of interesting spools, make room for the stems of your favourite flowers to be inserted into them and brighten up a dull spot in your home.
- Create a sideboard stunner: This floral arrangement speaks a lot of your imagination and colour sense. This arrangement needs a lot of space being a wide one, so first find a part of your home which will show it off best. Next, pick up a soup tureen and set it down. Cut a piece of floral foam and soak it in water till it is completely saturated. Then, begin to create the arrangement by forming a wavy arc with the leaves and flowers.
To give the impression of an up and down outline, cut floral stems at different lengths. In the middle of the tureen, insert sweet and innocent flowers like amaranths. Cut them short and fill in the edges with stems of different lengths.
- Use eggshells galore: Make a table composition using a variety of eggshells and differently coloured flowers. For a different kind of appeal, add pebbles, other garden decorations and green twigs.
- Bottle bright: Put out a series of different bud vases and add food colouring to them. Now, fill up your vases with water that matches the flowers you have.
- Re-purpose old boots: Give your old pair of boots a new lease of life by filling them with a range of colours of roses or tulips or any other flowers. Give it a stylish finishing touch by adding a broad satin sash to it.
- What’s in the cookie jar? If your cookie jar has been long disused, put together some dyed eggs and a bright collection of flowers that blend into each other. For this arrangement, begin by placing a glass in the middle of the jar and fill up the container with eggs between the glass and the jar. Make it colourful by using different egg colours. Now, fill the glass with water and cut the stems of a range of flowers of different colours and set them in the glass.
- Re-use an umbrella: Should an umbrella be used only to stave off the rain? Oh no. It can be a great receptacle for an unusual floral arrangement of tulips and other trimmings. To use an umbrella as a floral container, tie it up with a brightly coloured ribbon. Make pockets between the umbrella’s ribs and push in tissue paper as support for a bird’s nest, fresh daffodils and blown eggs. Give it a fuller look by interspersing it with moss and ferns. Hook the entire arrangement onto a door hook.
- Let flowers sit in your teacup: To lighten the mood and serve as informal floral decoration for a small party, why not fill up your teacups with brightly coloured flowers. You can also extend the idea to use small pots and cups to house cacti or bonsai.
- Bring romance into the bedroom: Get hold of real tiny glasses in which you gently put in equally small bouquets. You’ll be surprised how this brings romance into your bedroom. Limit the number of flowers to one large one and several small ones for maximum effect.
- Hosting a cocktail party? If you’re hosting a cocktail party at home and want to do something show-stopping with flowers, drop just one large flower into a cocktail glass and watch eyebrows hit the ceiling.
These ideas are all around you, all you need to do is to let go of your inhibitions and express yourself with flowers. The more different you are, the more unique your presentation. So, say it with colour, contrast and a variety of offbeat containers.