Saturday, April 25, 2015

I'm a Little Tea Pot Tutorial

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?

;-)  -Marci 


22 comments:

  1. 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. - Margy

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  2. 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!

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  3. What a gorgeous arrangement! I love your house and your garden and your crafts and your dogs.

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  4. My dear Marci, I love your pretty bouquet in the tea pot! What a wonderful idea, my friend :) Enjoy your week! Hugs

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  5. You did a beautiful job!

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  6. 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 xo

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  7. So glad you shared this lovely post with Roses of Inspiraiton - thank you, sweet friend!

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  8. Super cute cat! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing over at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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  9. What a wonderful bouquet. And the teapot is so cute.

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  10. Oh my, just look at Kati :) So cute !
    Love your arrangement and clever tip ( I will definitely use it!).

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  11. 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!

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  12. Too adorable for words. And great tip on the tape! Mimi xxx

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  13. also watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  14. 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 :)

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    1. 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!

      http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/05/15/home-matters-linky-party-37/

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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  17. Gorgeous!Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  18. I need all the flower arranging help I can get, thanks for the great tips here. What a lovely splash of spring you created!

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  19. 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.

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  20. cute kitty and lovely tea pot! You have some beautiful flowers Marci!

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  21. 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.

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