Spring always has a special place in one’s heart because its associated with the arrival of nature’s most beautiful and lovely creation – flowers. They are such a sweet note on nature’s part – after a dry and boring winter (well, it has its own charms) there lies all kinds of beautiful shades of happiness and laughter in form of flowers and blooms. They are like sweet free spirits that come out of the moist scented soil and say hello to the sunshine and send out love to every living soul.
Flowers are the best ornament for any home and the best gift for any occasion and spring is the best time that brings a lot of opportunities to play with these little pretty blossoms making a lot of bouquets and arrangements for every day. They just bring a vase full of life in a room.
I’ve been in much less practice when it comes to making flower arrangements (did I just made a confession?!) but I think its a beautiful craft that every home owner should know and can make use of any day. Any day is a good day to bring flowers home, right? And it doesn’t have to be complicated – I mean an arrangement can be simple and gorgeous rather than being large and complicated and being made with lots of flowers with lots of time spent on. So I thought, in honor of spring, lets gather up a few tips to make flower arrangements that anyone can do easily and be happy in their heart because whatever you do, its that happiness and sense of accomplishment that matters at the end of the day which is shown in one’s eyes; and which lies in the most simple things around us.
1. Create layers. Its the easiest way of putting together an arrangement. Starting with stems at the corners of a vase or bowl and work towards the center with focal large flowers first and then filling in with smaller ones.
2. Use flowers in odd number of colors. This is something that pros usually tell but it somehow seems to work perfectly though I don’t really know the reason behind (another confession!). But it’s well as long it works. So, use flowers in odd numbers both in color and quantity and see how pretty it looks.
3. Less is more. Its so true even when it comes to arranging flowers – it just takes a jar, a vase or even a bottle and a couple of blooms; or sometimes even just one. It the simplest of all and the prettiest of all as well. This is something that you need to try in order to understand what beauty lies in it.
4. Turn the vase. Though, its more than common sense but the truth is that we sometimes forget going to the basics and this is going to the basics – keep turning the vase in order to see how the whole thing looks from every angle; unless its a special one that needs to look a bit different from different angles.
How convenient it feels to keep a record of small things that can be of use any day… especially around the spring.