Strength in Numbers: Mod Flower Displays on the Cheap

Strength in Numbers: Mod Flower Displays on the Cheap

Leah Moss
Apr 7, 2009
For those who aren't adept at fussy flower arrangements or prefer the fresh look of unadorned single flowers, using a variety of simple vases — you have them around your home whether you know it or not — adds a lot of spring interest without breaking the bank. With packaging being such a huge part of food production, we have a ton of options for beautiful flower vases in the form of wine bottles, olive oil vessels, peanut butter containers, etc. in our own pantries whether you lean minimalist mod or country cottage. Here's some spring eye candy and arrangement tips to get you started...

• With their long necks, narrow openings, and sleek silhouettes, wine bottles make the perfect vessels for sophisticated single stems. Arranging a variety of wine bottle shapes creates a less formal display. We especially like the elegant contrast of dark bottles and white flowers.

• Budding branches abound in Washington throughout this season, so you can take your pick as to what you want to use to fill your vases. They look equally beautiful alone or with an additional accent flower as pictured above.

• Using bottles of varying heights, shapes, or colors can make the same flower take on a hundred different looks. We like the whimsy that the variety creates.

• We love the idea of this simple egg vase, suitable for Easter brunch and beyond.

• To create an eclectic country garden inside combine multiple flower types in simple vessels from around the home. The casual beauty of this type of arrangement is all about the happy clash.

(Images: 1: Living etc., 2:Domino, 3: Country Living, 4 &7: Leah Moss, 5: Better Homes and Gardens, 6: House Beautiful)

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