Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Flower For You

Actually, I saw a floral arrangement last year that I could never get out of my mind. So over the last several months I have been collecting all the items I would need to make it. The advantage of not being in a hurry, allowed me to wait for 50% off sales along the way.
I got these big gerbera daisies half off at JoAnn's...same with the ceramic vase from Hobby Lobby.

I glued the two halves of the styrofoam together...
pulled the daisies off...
and pushed some hard styrofoam into the vase.
Next, I twirled green ribbon all the way up to secure the stems together.
Then, I started by gluing the first daisy on top, and then adding the rest all the way around.

I added some Martha Stewart ribbon at the top.
This filler floral came from Walmart.
And there you have it...an early Spring. : )
And for those of you who belong to my mom's "fan club"...Hee-hee... if you can believe it, I forgot my camera last Wednesday. : ( I've never done that before. But here's a past photo just for fun. We've been working on a special floral arrangement at her house too. I'll take pix next week. : )
Have a great weekend.
Addendum: Someone asked what size my styrofoam ball was. I actually had to whittle it down to be about 4-5" in diameter. I used 7 daisies in all (1 on top, 5 around and then I cut up the 7th for the petals all around the bottom for filler so the styrofoam wouldn't show. Which reminds me, I had to spray paint the green ball white in the end so the green wouldn't show. Note to self...buy white next time. : ) Good luck to those who try this happy project. Let me know if I can answer any more questions.

28 comments:

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh, not only is that picture with the little hamsters precious but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your floral arrangment. I will certainly give that a try since I'm somewhat floral arranging challenged and this looks like I may be able to do it.
It turned out beautiful!!!!
Have a Happy Valentines Day and enjoy your weekend,
Tam

Darlene said...

I LOVE that floral arrangement....it is gorgeous!!! I got that little hamster photo in an e-mail last week and it is just too cute. I love cute things like that.

The photo of your mom is beautiful. When you are used to taking your camera it is hard to believe when you forget it!!!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine's Day!♥

Susie Homemaker said...

You make everything seem so do-able...this is so pretty...your Mom is so sweet and I always look forward to your posts about her.

I hope your day is filled with Love...
Susie

GRAMS said...

ooooooh I love it. Daisies are my favorite. I just might have to make me one.
Love to your Mom. Happy V Day, Janis

Momovthree said...

I love it, great job! You certainly have me in the mood for spring. The top photo of the hamsters is a sweet one, I need to show my daughter!

Happy Valentine's Day!
~Michelle

Carrie said...

I love the arrangement! Your mom is too cute!

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful arrangement!

Tami said...

Very cute! Happy Vanlentines do both you and your mom!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love your spring surprise! It is just so cute and I think maybe I could pull something off like this. I will be sure to share when I get around to it.

Oh and yeah I love hearing the stories of your Mom...I would love to meet her and you.

Love the hamsters...so sweet!

Wishing you a happy V-Day to you and your Mom!
Beth

Scrap for Joy said...

Your gerber daisy arrangements are beautiful and have certainly put me in a mood for Spring! (Now if the weather would just cooperate!) Don't know where that picture of the gerbils?hamsters? came from but it really made me laugh! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your cute Mom!

Molly said...

Hurray for patience! It really paid off here. (I LOVE the Joann's sales).

This arrangement is lovely, very nice job. I can see why you couldn't get it out of your head.

Zoe said...

Bless you for being such a great daughter and taking such good care of your mother. You two seem like you cherish the time you spend together which is really beautiful.

Love your blog.

Zoe

Small House said...

Now that is just pretty! And I enjoy reading about your mom. You take such good sweet care of her.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Amy said...

Love your new floral arrangement. It reminds me of a topiary. I really enjoy your Wednesdays with your mom posts. Check out my blog for the news about my mom....shes little like yours : )
Amy

Sadie said...

Oh. I love that!! It's so fresh and springy and delicate and feminine and romantic... Awesome. I need two for my mantle, pronto! ;)

Joy said...

I love coming here so much.. I love your floral arrangement...love the hamsters... and of course your momma. Thank you for sharing.

Joy said...

I forgot.. what size was the ball? and how many daisies did you end up putting on there? Thank you...

Joy

Chris said...

That mouse picture is just adorable. I just may have to copy that flower/topiary project! It turned out beautifullly. And, yes, I am a part of the fanclub. Shame on you, camera forgetter! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a great little project! I love Gerbera daisies!

Mimi Sue said...

It's gorgeous! Love it! Wouldn't they be cute for wedding reception table arrangements? Hey, I just remembered I have to do a table for the RS birthday dinner. I might just have to make one for that! Thanks for the inspiration. Mimi

The Berry's Patch said...

I my gosh that is cute! I love this arrangement.

Libby Buttons said...

Wonderful ideas you have, talented lady. I adore daisies and your topiary just makes me smile.
LiBBy

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful flower arrangement! Don't you just love 50% off deals!

Ms. Tee said...

What an adorable hamster photo -so cute! Your mom is so cute, too, of course. :) What a great job you did with your flowers. Hope you had a wonderful v-day~

Erin said...

I love this project. Looks like spring came early to your house!

Joy said...

Thank you again for the info.

Joy

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love that project! I may just this a try - it's so pretty!

Manuela

Heather said...

I LOVE that floral arrangement! I am definitely going to have to try it myself! Thanks for such a great idea; and great pictures too!