I wish that fake flowers weren’t so tacky-looking because real flowers shrivel far too quickly. However, I have found that some flowers last longer than others – take spider mums, for example. These babies last for.ev.er. And they’re gorgeous! So I’m going to share a little DIY (if you can call it that) that will channel your inner florist.
Behold, my birthday bouquet (thanks Mom & Dad!). This beautiful arrangement arrived at my apartment on March 20. So pretty, right?
photo taken with my iPhone
Among my faves: white spider mums, pale yellow calla lilies, and yellow roses.
Fast forward to March 31…the roses have all wilted, the calla lilies are losing their petals at an alarming rate, and the goldenrod is spewing microscopic yellow dust everywhere. But those spider mums still look glorious. So I decided to remove the problem flowers and re-invent my bouquet:
photo taken with my Canon Rebel XT
I modernized it a bit with a fishbowl-shaped vase, and trimmed all of the blooms significantly shorter. I know, I know…it’s not perfectly symmetrical, but I do love the contrast of the white and green – a fresh palette for spring! Except that we’re getting snow tonight…
Anyway, I digress. Here’s a side-by-side of the two [very different] bouquets:
So, what do you think? Have you ever repurposed a bouquet? Spill please!