Say “hello, spring” with some unique DIY floral arrangements.
With all this winter weather, it’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner – but it is! And nothing says spring like fresh flowers – and lots of them. I love having fresh flowers in my home, and I’m constantly looking for clever ways to display them. I’m super excited about two of our new Dritz® products that are ideal for DIY floral arranging: our ruched elastic and petite pearlized pins. Let me show you how you can use these sewing supplies to give fresh flower arrangements extra punch.
I bought this set of four small vases recently, not knowing exactly how I’d use them. Wrap them in ruched elastic – why not give it a try? We did, and I quite like the look. It gives the vases versatility, as it allows them to be displayed in a cluster as opposed to individually. How did we do it? We used pink ruched elastic, wrapped the vases, and secured the end with a safety pin. (We did the wrapping before filling the vases with flowers.) The elastic can be reused for another project when these flowers fade.
|Why do these products work so nicely for floral arranging? The elastic has stretch, of course, so it provides function in holding vases or stems secure. And the soft ruched pleats of the elastic add a romantic touch.The petite pearlized pins are short and sharp. They are perfect for holding the elastic and stems in place, as you’ll see below.|
|Check out the full range of ruched elastic – it currently comes in 9 colors and is available in 1-yard packages. It is 1/2″ wide.|
|To use the ruched elastic and pearlized pins together as shown, first separate your flowers and cut off all excess leaves and stems. Next trim your stems so they’re the same length. Wrap the stems snugly with rubber bands first, and then wrap with elastic and/or ribbon. Add pins for extra detail and stability. (Here’s where their short length comes in handy: the pins won’t go all the way through and prick your fingers!)|
|Here’s an example showing the Dritz® sheer ruffled elastic and petite pearlized pins. We wrapped it in a crisscross fashion, and then added the pins. Pretty, huh?|
Wrapped arrangements can be displayed in a variety of ways. We’ve seen examples where wrapped stems have then been put inside of vases – the wrapping holds the flowers together so they stand more upright in the vase (if your vase has a really wide opening, for example). The wrapping also adds a great pop of color and detail. Of course for celebrations and weddings, hand-held wrapped bouquets are always important.
So what do you think? Will you experiment with these products and some floral arranging this spring? Tell us about it! We’d love to hear from you.