Well, well, a day late and a dollar short. Okay I know the Oscar's were yesterday, but c'mon I couldn't be writing and missing all the fashion. Hands-down my favorite dress was the LV Michelle Williams was wearing. And you know my friend Caley, from my previous post, well she dressed the one and only Gwenyth Paltrow - who looked amazing. Yup, my friends are going places... or went places... or are there at the places.
So if you did have an Oscar party I hope that you got a little creative with it! Here's how you can make this arrangement at home in 5 easy steps.
1.) Use a square vase, preferably silver or mirror, but you can use whatever you have around - glass, ceramic, etc. You can also buy these at a craft store like Michael's or my fav place to find treasures is at TJ Maxx home goods, etc.
2) Buy a piece of floral foam from any florist or at the grocery store. This is not eco-friendly, so you can use tape instead, but really floral foam is the way to go. I call it training wheels for flowers.
3) Insert 3 rows of 3 roses in each row. That's a mouthful. Cut the stems short, about a few inches long and insert so that the rose head rests on the foam. If the guards around the roses, the green bits of stem that support the rose, are too long, just pick them off. Also remember to remove any unsightly brown petals by gently plucking them off.
4) Buy a boa from a craft store, or steal it from your kid's closet or your friend's bachelerotte party. Cut off a stretch and rap around the vase to conceal the foam.
5) Use smaller feathers or bits from the boa and insert in four areas of the roses.
I originally made this design for an exclusive dinner party, which the venue loved, and the planner did not. I stand by this design and think for a themed party it's fantastic. Why not have some fun, right? I mean, shit, it's only flowers!
This arrangement is a bit more complicated. Basically, I created a grid using floral tape, cut 4 hydrangeas and inserted in an angle, and then stuck 6 roses in between the hydrangea. Cut off another piece of the boa and insert diagonally.
I used leftover hydrangea and orchids for the back vase on the end table, and mini carnations packed densely in a plastic tin cup that's in front of the ipad.
With a black and white theme, you cannot go wrong. Promise!
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