If you’ve read more than a few of my blogs, you have probably gathered that I like cooking, baking, decorating, gardening and crafts. Many times, as I’ve discovered an interest, I have taken classes to learn more. Or sometimes, like this past weekend, I’ve seen something I like and tried to copy it. Sometimes it works … and sometimes it doesn’t, but the journey is usually pretty fun!
Over the weekend I went to The Ivy at The Shore – if you’re ever in Santa Monica you have to go to this restaurant, even if it’s just for a drink at the bar … the vibe is just cool! One thing that I always swoon over is their amazing flower arrangements. Roses galore!!!
I decided I wanted to try to recreate their arrangement, so I looked around and found two dozen roses for the price of one at my local grocery store. Then, I used a glass vase I already had at home and some regular Scotch tape.
Here was my attempt at copying them. For my quick attempt, Scotch tape worked pretty well (as long as I didn’t get it wet), but next time I think I will use the green floral tape found at Michaels or other craft stores. Or, I just found out about this neat little wire grid, the Easy Arranger, which you can order online. They’re reusable and help even us amateurs look like pros!
The finished product … not too bad. I might have needed one more row to make it more like a ball like the Ivy’s, but I ran out of flowers, but I’ll have have yo wait until they go on sale three dozen for the price of one. Or maybe I just need a smaller vase? Note to self for next time.
I still think it looks amazing, and it didn’t cost a fortune or take hours to arrange. Give it a try yourself! For me, fresh flowers and a beautiful smelling candle burning make my house feel fresh and cozy … and they always brings a smile to my face.