- Scissors or shears
Picking Your Flowers
The flowers came from bouquets these people and my family gave to me for my law school graduation, and I let my giftees know that’s where the flowers came from!
I often hang flowers, especially roses, upside down by taping them to the wall with blue painter’s tape. One purpose of hanging the flowers upside down is to keep them pointing straight up instead of drooping over.
Another option is to put the flowers upright in a vase or cup. Especially for roses, the flowers may droop over the side of the container. I like this look as well, because I can more easily get a view of the pretty top of the flower in the arrangement.
Finally, I sometimes put the flowers in a shoebox without a lid and set the box on top of an open shelf or a piece of furniture. This is definitely my partner’s favorite method, since I have a tendency to tape flowers to the wall in our kitchen and leave them up for a few weeks.
Picking Your Jar
I removed the jar labels using Goo Gone and cleaned the jars using dish soap.
Arranging the Flowers
For some of the arrangements, I used chopsticks to position the short flowers the way I wanted. I considered using glue to get some of the finicky flowers to stay at their prettiest angle, but I ended up not having to do that.
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