"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DIY flowers

A few weeks ago, I wanted a small gift to bring to a friend's house for a baptism celebration. I wanted to say "Thanks for having us over!" and "We love you guys!" Of course it was an hour before bedtime that I thought of this and needed it to be ready for the next morning. After some quick mental shopping, I decided to put together a flower arrangement for them.

If you run in to this same situation, here is what to do:

1. Retrieve a glass vase from under the sink. If you have a husband who loves to give you flowers, you'll have plenty of these. (Wouldn't that be nice? But hey, they are expensive and die quickly.) You could also use a canning jar or other creative container.

2. Stroll through your yard to find plants for the arrangement. Think outside the box. Even if you don't have a lot of flowers, consider branches, grass, or leaves. The main flower of this arrangement is from a flowering bush. The other flowers are from a wildflower area we planted last year. Whatever you find, clip it. I usually end up needing more than I'll think, so cut a lot.

3. Fill your vase with fresh water, trim the plant clippings, and arrange. I have no secret to this. Try different arrangements until you think it looks right. Have fun with it.

4. Enjoy your free, beautiful, from the heart flower arrangement.
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