Hello! My friends and I have teamed up again this month for our Back to Basics Series and our theme this month is flower arrangements. I am not a professional when it comes to floral design, but I definitely love trying.
I love the flower arrangements in the elevated pedestal bowls I’ve been seeing around so I decided to make one of those myself. I went to a local grocery store that usually has a great selection of flowers. I wasn’t sure what I had in mind other than eucalyptus, but when I got there they didn’t have any and I wasn’t seeing anything that jumped out at me. I ended up with some greens, a white bouquet and light pink roses. Sorry for the blurry photo, I was really not feeling well last week when working on this, so I was slacking.
I found the pedestal bowl a few weeks ago at an antique store. I was considering spray painting it, but I didn’t get around to that just yet. I also picked up some floral foam at Michael’s. I’ve never used floral foam before, so this was new for me. I soaked it really well and let it sit while I trimmed the flowers.
Then I realized I really needed something as a trailing flower. I remembered I have an ivy plant in the yard that I’m grooming into a topiary, so I went out and cut a few vines from that. I started with four, but ended up taking 2 of those out. I had envisioned eucalyptus for this part, but as I mentioned the store didn’t have any of that.