I'm a little tea pot
short and stout.
short and stout.
Here is my handle.
Here is my spout!
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?
I didn't have a vase for my daffodils, so I found an old coffee pot that had a leak in the spout and used that. I was amazed at how long my cut flowers lasted. - MargyReplyDelete
Oh wow! I love this idea. And I never thought to use floral tape for stability. Now I must hunt down some wildflowers. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous arrangement! I love your house and your garden and your crafts and your dogs.ReplyDelete
My dear Marci, I love your pretty bouquet in the tea pot! What a wonderful idea, my friend :) Enjoy your week! HugsReplyDelete
You did a beautiful job!ReplyDelete
This is lovely ♥ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google. Pinned to my garden board xoReplyDelete
So glad you shared this lovely post with Roses of Inspiraiton - thank you, sweet friend!ReplyDelete
Super cute cat! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing over at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful bouquet. And the teapot is so cute.ReplyDelete
Oh my, just look at Kati :) So cute !ReplyDelete
Love your arrangement and clever tip ( I will definitely use it!).
I've never seen anyone spell Kati like me :). And thanks for the awesome tutorial on arranging the flowers, I've never been to great at that!ReplyDelete
Too adorable for words. And great tip on the tape! Mimi xxxReplyDelete
also watch for your feature on Monday xoReplyDelete
Oh, that turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend :)ReplyDelete
Just wanted to pop in and let you know that we loved this post so much when you linked it to the #HomeMattersParty last week that we featured it this week! We'd love for you to pop by and see it...and bring a friend! Happy Friday!Delete
Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I chose your post as my feature for this week's Merry Monday link party! Thanks so much for joining us and hope to see you again this week!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I've never been any good at arrangement flowers so I'm going to be giving this tutorial a try. Thank you so much for sharing, and here's hopping my flower arrangement skills improve with this lesson.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!ReplyDelete
I need all the flower arranging help I can get, thanks for the great tips here. What a lovely splash of spring you created!ReplyDelete
That is so pretty. I have a collection of old teapots and pitchers that I use as vases. I have picked them up at yard sales and such...they are usually chipped or cracked but still good to hold flowers for my family.ReplyDelete
cute kitty and lovely tea pot! You have some beautiful flowers Marci!ReplyDelete
I am also a sucker for fresh flowers and unusual vases. With plenty of tea pots around these parts, I will definately remember this tutorial. Off to read your other flower arranging posts.ReplyDelete
Great flower arranging tutorial, Marci! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Vintage Charm :)ReplyDelete
Very pretty and cute cat! Great tips about using the tape to hold the flowers upright. Visiting from Celebrating Spring party.ReplyDelete