When it comes to arranging flowers, I like to (usually) keep it simple. There’s something very alluring about a full bouquet, but one thing I don’t like about it is- there are too many details! A few get missed each time you admire the arrangement, because there obviously is a bigger focal point (larger blooms, more foliage).
So, today, I thought I’d pick just eight roses (two in each colour) and try to make them look kinda beautiful. The beautiful part was super easy, because flowers don’t need grand vases or anything really, to look beautiful. They already are.
Which got me thinking- when people pick out flowers, they usually (me too, on some counts) want the most attractive and (mostly) expensive vase to go with it.
So, instead of just putting these lovelies in a nice vase, I thought I’d try placing them in..everyday objects.
3 Quick Home Flower Arrangements
Here are the objects I used:
– a mug (the one pictured here I picked up on a whim, because it was oversized! Seriously, it’s so big you could pour five cups of coffee in there and it still wouldn’t be full. I picked it up from the shop because I thought I could use it as a pen holder, haha)
-an empty food tin I painted with acrylic paints in a messy and smudgy effect
-empty glass jars (nutella, jam etc)
Um. I don’t exactly know what you’re thinking right now (Jam jars? Really?)..but let me tell you! The results were kinda nice! Here’s the lowdown:
I trimmed the roses until they were thorn free, leaf free and cut them to the length I wanted.
Mug / Cup
This was my favourite! I tried this one out last, and I love the minimal look.
Adding a couple more into this..
The pop of colours is just too lovely. I seriously love warm tones like reds, yellows, and a glowing pink added to the mix.
Here’s all the three easy ways- a food tin, glass jar and a mug!
Which one is your favourite?This jar idea is totally my favourite! 🙂
Here’s a tiny recap below if you’d like to pin this for future reference:
I’d love to know your ideas for simple flower arranging! Sometimes, the best ideas come out of empty containers and everyday objects lying around the house.
So, go on and buy yourself a nice big bunch of flowers! There are plenty of arranging ideas to be found- especially right at home! -Aaria
Okay, not quite done yet. If you don’t have a lot of empty transparent containers at the moment, just place all the flowers you have in one! It still looks awesome.
Tip- add a tray to the mix, and you get a pretty fancy setup for your (coffee) table. If you like the artwork, I made it! And if you want one for yourself, I’ll send it to you- just click here to get not only this art print, but two more (similar brush lettering)!
Happy flower buying and making your flowers look fancy with stuff right at home! -Aaria 🙂