If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember my elevated tulips floral arrangement from last year.
It sat on a cake stand and actually looked a little like a cake.
I love working with tulips when they are in season because they are so beautiful and affordable. Recently, I stumbled upon a 24-stem bunch at Trader Joe’s.
So many tulips! I decided to fill my champagne bucket with some of them in an arrangement that uses many of the same materials as the elevated tulips arrangement did – but is even simpler to put together.
The bucket is 10 inches tall – too tall for me to just plop the tulips into. So I would need a shallow bowl with a flat bottom that was just the right diameter to fit inside the ice bucket – near the top. Luckily I had one.
I put the decorative stones in the bottom of the champagne bucket to weigh it down. Now the arrangement wouldn’t be top heavy.
Then I the cut the tulips to the length I wanted them and put them on a few spike flower frogs. I used about 11 of the tulips in this arrangement.
I set the shallow bowl inside the bucket and filled it with water.
And I carefully placed the flower frogs with tulips inside the shallow bowl.
Now I just needed to conceal the bowl. I used my live Spanish moss to give the arrangement a cute “scarf.” Live Spanish moss is an air plant, and it should appreciate the evaporated water that will come up from the shallow bowl.
Dry Spanish moss would probably also have worked for this arrangement.
Since tulips keep growing after they are cut, my arrangement got a bit leggy after a few days.
But actually that gave it a dramatic flair.
More Easy-Peasy Stuff
Recently we hosted a little birthday dinner for my mom, Erika. So, I needed a centerpiece, a cake, and a gift. I wanted to get all fancy, but my inner voice kept warning me to “Keep it simple.”
This vintage fan vase makes arranging flowers so easy.
There are so many fun vintage fan vases out there. I am always tempted to add more to my vase collection.
I made this super-easy fruit-topped almond cake. It didn’t quite turn out looking like the photo in the recipe, but it was close.
Next time I’ll use an 8-inch cake tin instead of a 9-inch so that the cake is taller.
And I found a hand-painted Farval overpot for it.
I only wish the plant had come with care instructions. (And maybe it did and I overlooked them.) But that is easy to Google.
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