You may recognize this http://curtainqueencreates.com/floral-foam-substitute-easy-diy-tape/ from my Lemon Inspired Tablescape post. The pot sitting inside the potted flowers holds a secret I’d like to share with you today.
A friend taught me this awesome trick a couple of years ago.
Rather than using floral foam, simply tape your container in a lattice-type fashion.
This forms a grid of slots that holds fresh flower stems in place in your arrangement. Seriously, have you seen this before? Or, am I just the last to know this important, life-changing tip?
I don’t like dealing with floral foam. Do you?
Isn’t this brilliant? I wish I’d thought of this on my own, so I could take credit for the idea.
I’m the copycat, remember? I don’t think up stuff on my own, y’all. I mooch the brilliance from others.
This past week, while pulling some weeds around my irises, I accidentally snapped a full bloom right off the plant. The stem was broken about 3″ from the bloom, too short for a vase. Horrors!
I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the beautiful bloom, so here’s how I solved the problem.
The tape holds the flower at a nice spot while letting the short stem reach the water inside.
I’m sharing this so you can copy this tape idea, too.
Do you detest floral foam as much as I do? The way you have to soak the foam, wrap each individual flower stem with wire, and stick them into the foam takes so much time! (Ugh!)
We never have to deal with it again! Well, maybe. I never should say never!
Oops, I think I just said never… again.
I’m joining several of these parties this week:
PROJECT INSPIRED LINKY PARTY at Setting For Four
CREATIVELY TUESDAY at The Rustic Pig
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY at A Stroll Thru Life
TUESDAY TRIVIA at Memories By The Mile
TIME TO SPARKLE TUESDAY at The Gunny Sack
WOW US WEDNESDAY at Savvy Southern Style
WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY at Sew Much Ado
THURSDAY BLOG HOP at The Busy Bee’s
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY at Between Naps On The Porch
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY at No Minimalist Here
TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY at Stone Gable
FIDLIN’ FRIDAYS LINK PARTY at Fidlers Under One Roof
TGIF LINK PARTY at A Peek Into My Paradise
WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS at Crafts ala mode
EFFORTS AND ASSETS LINKY PARTY at Hickory Trail
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