Create a professional display in your home and give life to charity shop ornaments with this easy floral how-to.
We love this oh so simple how-to. Just raid your cupboards or make use of your local car boot or charity shop to find hidden gems to give you a sophisticated flower arrangement that wows. Simply use layers of neutral coloured spray paint to update tired looking ceramics to create an elegant showcase for your favourite blooms.
YOU WILL NEED - A selection of old Swan or bowl-style vase and containers - Spray paint, white and blue - Floristry foam - Flowers
1: Clean vases thoroughly, removing any ingrained dust or grease. Leave to dry
2: Create a spray box in a well ventilated area by placing a small cardboard box inside a larger one. Place the vase on the small box and add a layer of white spray, turning the small platform instead of the object as you spray to get even coverage over the whole vase. Leave to dry.
3: Once dry, spray again with a layer of blue paint. As that dries, roughly spray areas of the white to create an uneven ‘punky’ look.
4: Soak a block of florist’s foam in water. When it is completely saturated with water cut to fit so it sits snuggly in the container.
5: Cut the flowers so there is an inch between the bottom of the stem and the bloom. Start by inserting the stems into a line along the top of the block then fill in around the line with the flowers ensuring none of the block is visible.