Monday, May 17, 2010

Browning's Flowers!

This past weekend, I helped to host a baby shower for a dear friend.  My role was to provide a flower arrangement.  As soon as I volunteered, I thought, "Why did I do that? I've never done a real flower arrangement!"  I thought about it for a while and, I guess the Holy Spirit intervened, because I came up with the perfect idea.

Remember my previous post featuring some of my recent thrifty finds?  Well, one of the things I found was a glass trifle dish.... well, I don't know what the real name for it is, but I'll just call it that.  Anyway, it was awful! 

Here is what I did....

1.  Cleaned  and dried the dish really well.
2.  Spray painted it with Krylon's Ivory.
3.  Cut a piece of Oasis Floral Foam (the kind you can fill with water) to fit your container.  Fill it with water and wait until water is soaked into the foam.  After the water soaked up, I put more water in just to make sure I got it good and saturated.
4.  I used carnations.  It took a LOT!  75 in all.  Under each flower, I cut the stem to about two inches.
5.  Begin poking them into your floral foam.  Be sure to fill it in really tight so that it will look full!
6.  Tie a bow around the neck of the dish.

So easy!  And looks absolutely gorgeous!

Here's a pic of the before....

Here are a few snapshots from the shower

The Cake

The Diaper Cake

Laura and her Mom

We love you Laura and Stephen and can't wait to meet Baby Browning!

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  1. Congratulations on new baby! I love your flower arrangement!

    Sandra @

  2. That turned out so beautifully!!! Great idea...

  3. Everything looks so CUTE...luv that vase makeover...hope you had FUN at NTT!


  4. Erin, that is beautiful! What an awesome arrangement.

  5. It looks great! I have the same dish(got it at Salvation Army and tend to see them all the time) but mine was already white(almost like milk glass) and Ive never seen a colored one.:)

  6. That vase is such a surprise -- a fabulous surprise. What a wonderful talent you have. Really -- that looks like a million bucks!

  7. oh dear, that beautiful old red glass...

  8. I've never really used floral foam....kind of missed the whole flower arrangement class. :-) You make it look so easy....why, I might just try it!! The dish came out beautifully. They must have been very pleased!!!!

  9. I would have walked right past that dish in it's original state! What you did with it looks so pretty~very Martha.

  10. What a great idea, you did an awesome job!

  11. You did great job on the flower arrangement! Beautiful! Thank you for linking to my party.

  12. That flower arrangement is beautiful! Great find!!!


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