• DIY Project ~ Shades of Spring, a Green Bouquet

    Posted on March 16, 2013 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects

     

    Early spring bouquet

    Early spring bouquet

     

    In the early spring, we see all the greens emerge first, followed by the initial blooms. In keeping with this early greening time of year, Emily Smith (TheDCH floral workshop diva), showed us how to make this striking bouquet using green flowers and leaves with hints of spring color.┬áSometimes a more neutral color scheme is just what you’re after. It can make a statement all its own!

    What we used :

    IKEA tin pot for the base

    pre-soaked 1/2 block of oasis

    raffia for a bow

    Flower Selection : Hypericum (4 stems), statice (1 stem), Tulips (4 stems), green Button Mums (4 stems), green Spider Mums (3 stems), white Spray Roses (3 stems), pink Wax Flowers (2 stems), hosta, liriope and tulip leaves, basic greens (your choice – 2 stems)

    Directions:

    1. Cut oasis an inch or two higher than your container, trim at the bottom and insert .
    2. Build the base up first with greens
    3. Fold a large leaf in half, twist the end and insert into the oasis
    4. Place the three Spider Mums together, one high, one mid-level and one near the base.
    5. Now add clusters of Spray Roses, Tulips and Button Mums.
    6. Fold Tulip leaves over and place several as accents in the piece.
    7. Fill in with Hypericum berries, Statice and Wax Flowers.
    8. Variegated Liriope leaves folded in half and inserted add extra interest.
    9. Tie on raffia bow and water.

    Now you have a lovely monochromatic piece that will be a pretty spring accent inside while your garden is waking up!

    Tiny pink Waxflowers add a hint of color.

    Tiny pink Waxflowers add a hint of color.

     

    Budded lavender tulips bring spring hues to this bouquet.

    Budded lavender tulips bring spring hues to this bouquet.

    White Spray Roses

    White Spray Roses

     

    Spider Mums

    Spider Mums

     

    Button Mums

    Button Mums

    Trim the pre-soaked oasis at the bottom to fit into an IKEA tin planter.

    Trim the pre-soaked oasis at the bottom to fit into an IKEA tin planter.

    Create special floral accents by folding large leaves over, twisting the ends together, and inserting in the oasis!

    Create special floral accents by folding large leaves over, twisting the ends together, and inserting in the oasis!

     

     

    Emily Smith with her "Easy to be Green" floral arrangement.

    Emily Smith with her “Easy to be Green” floral arrangement.

    An array of spring greens all in one bouquet!

    An array of spring greens all in one bouquet!

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