I like to think I am good at arranging flowers. The reality: not so much. I'll come home with perfectly decent store-bought flowers, brimming with grand visions of a hotel-worthy bouquet. Cut to half an hour later, and there I am wishing I'd left them in cellophane because they looked better there than in my scraggly-looking arrangement. It's ridiculous. So let me tell you my favorite easy and cheap way to use flowers: mini arrangements! Just stick one or two types of flowers in small, unique vessels, like this one:
Store-bought Mums in an old apple juice bottle.
Roses and geraniums in a tiny galvanized pail.
|This one is actually potted, but still "mini,"and succulents are so easy.|
Here is the most recent: Queen Anne's Lace in a simple bud vase.
It may be a common weed, but when your 3-year-old brings it to you just brimming with love and pride, it is suddenly the most beautiful flower of all time.