Last week, interior designer Nate Berkus appeared on a morning show and revealed a brilliant tip for arranging flowers. He said, “An arrangement will work every time if you keep flowers short and tight.” I was so intrigued I decided to try his idea.
I usually post my blogs on Sunday, but since this Sunday is Easter, I thought this post would be helpful for anyone needing a quick, easy table decoration.
Find some low containers. You can use short vases, shallow dishes, mason jars, small pitchers, or anything you have around.
You don’t need a lot of flowers. But do remember: the larger the opening on the container, the more flowers you will need to make the container look full.
My first inclination is to plop my store-bought flowers into a tall vase. But today I started with two short rectangular vessels instead.
Cut flowers just a few inches taller than your container. (Try cutting flowers longer than you think you need. You can always trim them more. But, like hair, you can’t get the length back if you cut them too short.)
Begin laying flowers in your container.
Fill in with woody stems.
In the kitchen, I used a shallow tin container for a less formal arrangement. I bought two inexpensive bunches of assorted blooms . I cut the flowers extra short. Here’s how it turned out:
Short on time, find some pots you have sitting around the house. Go to your garden center and buy blooming plants, drop them in, and cover with moss. (I din’t have moss, so I used Easter grass.)
Here’s a hack: If you don’t have enough flowers, fill in with silks. Or use cuttings from your yard, e.g., ivy, green stems from shrubs, tiny branches.
Can you tell the real tulips from the fakes?
Short arrangements can add loads of personality to your table, and your guests can easily see over them.
Here are more ideas for your Easter table: (Courtesy of Pinterest)
Wishing you a wonderful Easter.
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