Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I Found a New Creative Outlet!
I wanted to share my very first floral arrangements with you. I have to tell ya...I totally enjoyed doing it. It's a whole new side of getting to be creative. You all know I write & take pictures, but now I can add, floral arrangements to my (learn as I go Resume.)
I'm very good at finding deals, so of course my first stop was the Goodwill. I was able to find these blue tinted glasses (perfect for floral table centerpieces-$1.50 each.)
Then digging around the store, back and forth (I have a problem with making up my mind) I finally found the perfect vase for the main arrangement to go on the fire place at our church service (It's a cool style & plastic but looks like glass-$3.50.)
Then I headed off to Trader Joe's and grabbed four different bouquet's ($5.99 each.) I chose a main color theme of purple and white but added some yellow in too. Finally stopping at Jo-Ann's Fabric & Craft store to pick up some clear marbles (to put in the bottom of the vase) & silver small beads (to sprinkle around the centerpieces.)
by the the next day these flowers were in full bloom and gorgeous!
I began mixing and matching, chopping off stems & stressing a little that I may be ruining them. But the end result was better than I'd hoped for & I'm pretty proud of my newly found creative outlet.
(I even got tons of compliments on the centerpieces!yay!)