I usually grab a few pretty flowers from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods Market. I will use whatever flowers are in season which is usually priced for less. The tulips that I used for the Easter inspired arrangement in this project came from Whole Foods. Cost 10-Stem Tulip Bunches 3 for $12, added two bags of jelly beans at $0.99 cents and used glass containers that I already owned. So for about $14.00 I have a spectacular Easter/Spring Floral arrangement that could easily retail for $40 to $60 at a florist. Plus, I had a few stems left over that I used to decorate other rooms.
And don't worry, it is so simple. See below for supplies and instructions on how to create one of your own.
- 2 clear-glass cylindrical vases, one slightly larger than the other
- Jelly beans in assorted colors
- Tulips (or flower of preference)
- Sharp knife or scissors
- Flower food
- Place the small vase inside the larger one, and fill the space in between with jelly beans, making sure that the inner vase is centered. Fill the inner vase halfway with water.
- Prepare tulips by removing foliage from stems using a sharp knife or scissors. On a work surface, stack tulips so that the flowers and stems are aligned, alternating flower colors as desired.
- Cut stems to a uniform length using a sharp knife or scissors (you can determine the height of the flowers visually). Fill inner vase with water, and add flower food, following label instructions. Place flowers in inner vase.
Be sure to choose two containers that fit inside of one another - mine are an old vase and medium glass canister I already had. Fill the smaller container with water.
Then add jellybeans around the outside, jiggling the inside cup to make sure the beans are all the way down the sides. Be sure to choose an inner container that leaves you with enough room to fit the beans.
Arrange the flowers the way you want, then carefully add water then carefully add water without spilling on the beans.
I am so happy with the way the arrangement turned out. So so pretty!! I love the bright colors of the tulips and jellybeans.
This centerpiece would look wonderful on any table. This would also make a great and inexpensive hostess gift.
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