Flowers are a great symbol of a new beginning. So, I like to give flowers (and receive them) as gifts. I prefer homemade arrangements vs. stylized floral shop versions. Here is a simple but beautiful yard bouquet, perfect for a housewarming gift. Since our yard has a variety of flowering plants, ornamental grasses and evergreen trees, I like to cut the arrangement from my own flowers. But, if you don't have your own flowers, purchase a loose bouquet at your local grocer and arrange them with this tutorial.
As a general rule, I like to arrange a bouquet with three elements.
1) a greenery base
2) focal piece
3) accent piece
After I have collected these three elements from my yard, I then arrange them by height.
focal pieces= medium
accent pieces= shortest
Choose a vase that is appropriate for the height of your arrangement.
For vases, I like to repurpose vintage glass milk bottles, wine bottles, glass soda bottles, and mason jars. The vase I used in this demonstration is a vintage glass milk bottle that I found at a thrift store for around $2.
Tools you'll need: Gloves, gardening shears or scissors, vase, (ribbon and paper optional.)
Step 1: Collect your 3 elements from your yard or grocery store bouquet.
-Greenery base (ornamental grasses, evergreen branches, or any non-flowering green plants)
-Focal pieces (these are large bright colored flowers)
-Accent pieces (smaller sized flowers, berries on vines, or interesting twigs)
Step 2: Arrange your elements from tallest to shortest. Greenery, focal, then accent pieces.
Step 3: Add a pretty ribbon to your vase and Voila! Now you have a beautiful, personal and easy housewarming (or anytime) gift for someone special.