12 July 2010

how-to arrange fresh flowers

HOW-TO ARRANGE FRESH FLOWERS

by marta of martawrites.com

it is quite simple to create a pretty arrangement with only a few steps. if you use an extra vase in the process for the excess stems, there is hardly any clean-up. be sure to use sharp scissors and cut stems at varying heights, snipping inches at a time. trust your artistic eye and take a minimalist approach if you are an amateur like me. the more natural they look, the better. 









thanks to your emails, how-to posts will be featured every day this week while we head out for a little family excursion. more how-to's will be scattered throughout the rest of the summer season. i hope you enjoy them! please feel free to play along if you have a fun idea to share. xo. 



11 comments:

Christine said...

Marta,

The flowers are beautiful (I heart peonies), however I would love to know where that gorgeous cake stand in the background came from! (I also heart cake plates).

Thanks!

Hil said...

Gorgeous!

Travelin'Oma said...

I love your "How to" blog graphic.

Brenna said...

Pretty! Just to note--your flowers will last much longer if you use a sharp knife on the ends (cut towards yourself) and not scissors. Scissors pinch the ends together more so the flowers can't soak up as much water and will die sooner.

Abby said...

The peonies and this whole series! Thanks for sharing. Are you going someplace fun this week?

Maria Isabel said...

Thank you this was lovely!

Sarah said...

Great tips. I love the idea of them all leaning to one side. Florist? in Paris? You are so chic!

Diane said...

I am loving your how-tos. Keep them coming!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! I love the How To series. Such a great idea.

summer said...

i love the look of home-styled flowers so much more than the ones from a florist. your peonies are dazzling, mart. way to rock the leaning look-- it's lovely.

Stephanie said...

Peonies are my favorite!

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