Post # 1
OK, so they had some Sunflowers at the grocery store today, so I decided to do a trial run of my centerpieces. What do you think?
So, I am thinking I may cut the flowers a little lower. Also, my colors are blue and gold, so I think the ribbon will be blue on the real thing.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Things you would change? The Sunflowers are a definite, but I don’t know what other flower I would be using. What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I think it’s super cute. I agree that cutting the flowers lower is a good idea. If they were closer to the top of the kettle it would look fuller.
Other than that I think it looks quite lovely indeed!
Post # 4
Here is the centerpiece with the stems cut down a bit more
Post # 5
They look a LOT better cut down some!
Are you adding anything else? Maybe some votives?
Post # 6
Looks really nice. We had white hydrangeas mixed in with our sunflowers and it was a nice poofy filler but I like what you’ve got a lot.
Post # 8
i like where this is headed but it needs more of a punch to me. If you had a graphic checked pattern underneith, like a table runner, that’d really make things stand out.
Post # 9
I think they would look great with some white hydrangea, like bvig suggested! Some other flowers to make it fuller would be a good idea, but I like them so far!
Post # 10
I like the longer stem in the first photo, and I think using a wide blue ribbon would be very pretty!!
Post # 11
Maybe use a thicker blue ribbon?
Post # 12
I definitely agree about the thicker blue ribbon– I just haven’t made my ribbon shopping trip to Michael’s yet. I think that I will probably do something else around it, probably some votives. I am also going to be having white table clothes at the venue and blue napkins, so I might use an unfolded napkin under the watering can as a pop of color in the center of the table.
Thanks for all the suggestions for hydrangea or another flower. I’ll need to do some more experimenting and see what works best.
Post # 13
I like the shorter stem version. It’ll be gorgeous with a blue ribbon. Nice!!
Post # 14
And personally, I prefer the taller arrangement 😀
Post # 15
I like the shorter stems a lot more. With the blue ribbon, it would look lovely. I would make it a nice fabric ribbon though, that way it would lay a lot cleaner, and you can just glue it to the tin.
Post # 16
Yay!! I am so glad people like it! It sounds like reviews on the taller/shorter variations are mixed. I may have to try it with a mix of both, and potentially with the hydrangeas everyone is talking about.
Also, I’ll be using floral foam for my actual arrangements, so I am guessing that will help me to make them be fuller and stay in place better