Tomorrow is Passover and I am deep in preparation mode. I have 16 people coming for dinner, so I am spending my Sunday cooking and arranging flowers. Due to the crazy that was last week, I totally forgot to order centerpieces from my florist, so I thought I would attempt to make some myself. Here is how I did it:
I started with some green floral foam which I soaked in water for about 30 minutes. Then I cut some yellow roses I was using and removed their leaves.
I arranged the roses around the base, which started the bouquet. It is pretty sparse, so I continued with more roses.
Ah, now you can see what I am going for. I wanted the entire milk glass hobnail bowl to look like it was stuffed full of blooms.
After I had arranged all the roses I filled in the spaces with ranunculus. I just adore roses and ranunculus together, don’t you?
Because my dining room table is so large I need to have at least three different arrangements. To create all three took me at least an hour, and I think I still need to fill in a few spaces with more flowers, but I ran out! I love how these spring centerpieces turned out, but I will admit they take a ridiculous amount of flowers. The largest arrangement used three and a half bunches of roses and three bunches of ranunculus, and I could easy fill in with two more bunches! When all is said and done, I don’t think I would have spent much more if I had ordered them from my florist. It just goes to show you that sometimes it is better to let the professionals do the job. Either way, I am thrilled that I was able to accomplish such a pretty arrangement.