I'm a little tea pot
short and stout.
Here is my handle.
Here is my spout!
This lovely little teapot was a gift from my sister. I absolutely *LOVE* the crackle! This time of year is great for creating bouquets. There are usually fresh cut flowers sitting next to our telephone. I just enjoy them so much!
Since this teapot was a sentimental gift, it's one of my favorite vases. It is short, round and such a pretty shade of green, perfect for bouquets! Just ask Kati Cat, my trusted assistant! ;-)
I think she likes it. Well, maybe not? It's hard to say.
Would you like another tutorial for arranging your flowers?
You can find a more detailed tutorial by clicking HERE!
I am using the same technique.
We begin with very narrow floral tape dividing the teapot into nine sections, forming a nice little tic tac toe board! ;-) Floral tape adds a lot of support, especially when working with a short vase.
Add green stems in every third slot, crossing at the bottom to make a nice little grid. Keep going around the container, adding stems until one flower can stand straight up in the middle. At this point, I am using gooseberry for the greenery and simple white tulips.
Notice the grid. I continue working around my container adding like stems in every third slot. So, for example, I would add three yellow daffodils, evenly spaced in every third slot. Then three white daffodils, evenly spaced in every third slot. I make laps around and around with like flowers until I am happy with the volume of the bouquet.
Here we are with a full container. Stepping back, I don't really like the shape of it. A few stems are pulled and cut just a smidge shorter. For height, I like to keep the bouquet no more than two times taller than my container. I also like to echo the shape of my container. Since the teapot is short and round, I would prefer my bouquet feel short and round. The tulip with a bent stem was deliberately placed opposite the spout.
Kati Cat seems to like it better now. ;-) Me, too!
We are finished!
I've written a tutorial for a Bouquet Arranged "By Hand".
If you would like to see it, just click HERE.
Do you like to arrange flowers? What are your favorite vases? What are your favorite flowers?