Monday, May 28, 2012
A flowery winter
Chrysanthemum's are always fantastic and come in a whole lot of different shapes and colours. They usually tend to last for about 3 weeks (I try to change the water once a week) and then to stretch them out even longer when they start to go brown, I cut off the ones that still look good and pop them into a smaller vase. Then I will put these ones in the bathroom or the bedroom window sill.
DIY paper flowers are really easy to make (although a little time consuming) and create really beautiful pops of colour. The best thing is that you can coordinate the colours to match the rest of your decor. Once again I arrange them in my ever growing collection of old glass bottles and then put them in a corner that I feel needs brightening up.
dried flowers. I don't mean those little flowers that you used to impatiently press between a heavy book when you were a kid, but the kind that you can dry in big bunches without them ever loosing their colour. Some flowers work better then others so it's best to ask first, but the more hardy ones seem to do a better job. Simply tie your bouquet together and leave it to hang upside down in a dry place. You will slowly see the stalks change from green to brown and yet the flower reminds bright and vibrant. It's sort of exciting to watch for a flower nerd! Once they are fully dried (this requires some patience because you don't want to take them down too early and have them go moldy) you just need to arrange them into a pretty vase and possibly dust them every now and then!
And there you have it! You don't have to be a florist, or even have green thumbs for that matter. You just need to have an eye for pretty colours which I know you all do! I can honestly recommend flowers to ward away your winter blues.