Remember those petite ice cream glasses our grandmothers had? They were adorable. Not to mention, they kept our portion sizes down. No one seems to use them anymore. (Now we have ice cream BOWLS.) These days you can easily find ice cream and parfait glasses at antique shops, garage sales, and flea markets.
Recently I found some at TUESDAY MORNING when I was looking for inexpensive bridal luncheon favors for 25 ladies. The luncheon’s theme was gold and white. Hmmm…What to do? How about white flower arrangements, using ice cream glasses?
Here’s how I made them:
What you need:
- Waterproof floral tape (Hobby Lobby or Michael’s)
- Ice cream glass or small similar glass
- Smallish flowers (e.g., roses, baby’s breath, alstroemeria, carnations, work well)
Step 1: Create a grid using the waterproof tape. Then fill glass with water.
Step 2: Cut your flowers short and arrange in grid from inside out.
Step 3: No step 3–just enjoy!
After the flowers are gone, use the glass to hold candy, paperclips, lipsticks, or any little thing. My clever and creative friend Kathryn told me she uses her ice cream glasses to keep wire-back earrings together. Great idea–beauty and utility.
In case you were wondering, the bridal shower was a huge hit. Everyone wore white and gold.
And in case you were wondering what the tray on my end table says:
I usually can’t read this quote, because my husband and I keep our reading glasses in this tray.
Hey, HOW TO STYLE A TRAY…what a good idea for a blog.
p.s. Kathryn says her flowers are still looking good.