TGIF! So excited about a new DIY...there's nothing better than a weekend project on the horizon!
SO I was at the store and came across this ribbon-like moss (I'm sure you've seen it before at your local craft store)
Of course seeing it all wrapped up I had the visual "oooo lets wrap this around containers filled with orange/peach/red flowers....GORG!" (yeah, my visions speak to me) But ideas are always better when you sit on them for a bit *note: I didn't actually sit on the moss* and here is what has developed:
I'd like to officially instate the weekly happenings of FEATURED FLOWER! (AKA play time for me!) And what better way to kick it off than with my all time favorite (..if I HAD to choose) the Ranunculus.
I love this flower for so many reasons. Cosmetically, it comes it a variety of colors and shades. Stylistically, it is vintage in its blossoms, yet whimsical in its shape. These blossoms start off as a small tight bud (perfect for bouts) and their papery layers can open up to be as large as your fist! I once heard Ranunculus described as roses with the top cut off...and it stuck with me! I think we all have our opinions about roses...but we'll save those for another day :) Generally they're a pleasure to work with, although be careful of the dainty stems. Their curvy nature tends to weaken the stem resulting in a floppy blossom. I, however, have never wired these blossoms because I absolutely LOVE their unique shape!
Shall we delve a little more into their versatility?
EXHIBIT A: Vintage, Classic, Clean
Milk glass makes the perfect anchor to any vintage design. I love how classy it is. I imagine this centerpiece on a navy or steel satin linen really juxtaposing the milky white textures. I used sunflowers as the base to this arrangement- adding color and size to break up the rain of ranuncs. It was great fun to find the perfect spot for each uniquely shaped blossom!
EXHIBIT B: Airy whimsy
These small, tight buds made a perfect addition amongst the stock in this sprayed arrangement. This centerpiece fits the bill for any casual event. Ranuncs were a perfect "after thought" wiggling their way through the other stems with their cheerful blossoms!
I'm looking forward to working with them on some upcoming weddings- perfect addition to bouquets and boutonnieres...I'll be sure to share!
What is your all-time favorite flower (if you HAD to choose)?
Design is my passion, flowers are my craft. Well...one of them. I love everything about creating handmade, personalized, and unique items. While I channel this passion towards events, parties and weddings (the other loves of my life...) I am constantly looking for creativity and inspiration in everything I see. I hope to use this blog to share those ideas, inspirations, trial-runs, and lessons...