Post # 1
So I said I was gonna try to make some baby’s breath arrangements just to see how it works and stuff, so I did! It didn’t turn out great, but I learned some things. Like, when you’re trying to make pomanders, don’t use square foam and just expect it to work the same way. I could have rounded it out, but didn’t. Either way, it turned out alright. At least I learned the baby’s breath stems will go into the dry floral foam (not the normal green stuff, I got greyish desert foam from michael’s). They stab in just fine, and I had to put the stems about a quarter inch apart, and I think I still have foam showing through. I did one side of a 3.5in cube, and it took a whole stem of baby’s breath.
I also learned that baby’s breath bends easily when you’re trying to arrange it, but the petals are pretty secure on the flowers. My mom was worried about the petals falling off the pomanders, and I don’t think that’ll be a problem.
And, I figured out it doesn’t have to be arranged in foam to get the round shape in a vase. That may have been obvious, but I’ve never arranged flowers before. 🙂 Here are some lovely pictures. Sorry if they’re huge.
Post # 3
And here is the arrangement I tried. Why yes, it’s in a beer bottle. Keeping it classy. Haha. But really, the fiance just doesn’t have any vases.
my fav. view, i think. that side worked out the way it should have.
this side was alright, except the stem at the very bottom is so low because it broke. it should be angled up a little, making the arrangement fuller.
the poor fiance after a long day of registering and flower arranging. he’s been so helpful. 🙂
So! what do y’all think? I’m super proud of myself for trying and not completely failing. Now to see how long the flowers live, cuz they’re not in water.
Post # 4
What are your wedding colors? They are cute- but I was wonderfing how they would look with a pop of color… Let us know how long they last- I’m thinking 2 days… maybe even longer if refrigerated and sprayed.
Post # 5
I love them! They are far away from a fail 😉
Post # 6
So simple and pretty. I often hear that “simple is the hardest thing to do” but you managed to pull it off really well. Good job, looks promising!
Post # 7
@Keisha In Love: My wedding colors are light blue, silver, and white. Since it’s a winter wedding, I wanted to do baby’s breath arrangements because I think they look like snow. However, I do think that for the pomanders, I’m gonna try to include the occasional hydrangea bloom to break up the white. We’re using blue hydrangeas as our other flower. 🙂
Post # 8
Update! A day later, I was looking at the arrangement in the beer bottle, and wondering why I was so much less pleased with it. I grabbed the stem that had been left in water and realised, the arrangement is drying out. Some of the heads are drooping, and the flowers are shriveled and less pretty. The one in the water, however, is still going strong, flowers still big (as far as baby’s breath goes) and standing up. Hooray! Then I pulled out the ones in dry foam, which I put in the fridge overnight. Also still big and pretty! So it looks like keeping them in water and keeping them cool, preferably in the fridge, should keep them looking pretty for 48 hours. As I am trying to make them Thursday evening, put them in the church Friday evening, and the wedding’s Saturday afternoon, 48hrs would be good. Although, since they won’t be in the fridge once they get to the church, here’s hoping the watered stem still looks good tomorrow night.
Post # 9
I think they look great! Honestly, the beer bottle size works really well. it looks pretty to have the big “pouf” of flowers out of the skinny bottle neck. Maybe look for some vases that are narrow at the top?
Post # 10
Nice job! Baby’s breath is easy to work with and looks great in volume. We used it for my sister’s baby shower and was pleasantly surprised that the arrangements looked great after 2 weeks! Changing the water every few days of course. Also to get a rounder affect try arranging the flowers in a bouquet, tallest stems in the middle and work your way out, bind the stems together and put it in a vase. You will end up with a rounder, more even design. Hope that helps!