Emily had a great idea for using a spare glass as a vase. As you know, we frequently repurpose vintage orphans as vases. But, there are times when real vases are just too good to pass up. Below is a pictorial step-by-step of a recent floral arrangement that far exceeded my true skill level and expectations!
Start with an interesting vase, preferably one well weighted.
Add depth and filler – I like to use spray roses for this. For this arrangement, I also added a fourth, different colored rose.
Continue filling, adding in different textures. I like to use berries, wood, or thistle-y things to add dimension.
Et voila! A well-balanced bouquet with as much visual and textural interest as fragrant aroma — all in an a fabulous vintage container! Don’t forget to look at your arrangement from every angle as you go — you don’t want things to look lopsided instead of purposefully asymmetrical, and you want to be sure things are balanced for optimal viewing.
A little raffia / straw ribbon finishes this chic arrangement.
Bonus: the unused pieces make a lovely arrangement to reward your hard work!