Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Budget Blooms: Installment #1

Just a quick post on the semi-homemade floral arrangement I whipped up the other day. I love having flowers in the house, but don't love the expense of buying those gorgeous hand-tied bouquets from the flower shops. But what I don't love even more are the grocery store thrown-together bunches that look like caca once you put them in a vase, however I do love the small price tag. So on Sunday I thought to myself, "why can't I have both the budget and the aesthetically pleasing bouquet?" To solve my dilemma, I picked up a $10 bunch of alstroemeria and roses from Zehrs, brought them home and went to town.

After disassembling the bunch, cutting the stems and finding our spool of twine in the shed, I had created my own hand-tied bouquet, without cleaning out my wallet! Here's what the finished product looks like:

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