Our knockout roses in the backyard are looking amazing this season. Wish I could take credit, but it's all my hubby (not kidding). He's like the manliest man around, and this guy can grow some pretty roses. I mean, he's not reading rose cultivation books in his free time or harvesting his own hybrids, but he does a great job with keeping our plants fertilized and pruned.
I love clipping some flowers from the insides and bottoms of the bushes so that they stay lovely outdoors but we can enjoy some colorful blossoms indoors. I have such an easy trick for creating a professional looking arrangement in your home.
Gather your blooms along with a vase (here is the exact one I have) and some clear tape. You are going to use the clear tape to create a grid on the vase, like you can see in these photos.
Reasons for the tape grid?
1) With a wide-mouthed vase like this, it keeps the stems standing upright and not flopping around.
2) It ensures that your arrangement will look stunning from ALL angles. And that's the key for a nicely done, quality arrangement.
Start sticking the clippings into the grid. It may take a few times to see how you like the placement the best. I wanted a very organic, asymmetrical look for this arrangement. Make sure to take a few steps backward from time to time so that you can see how it looks from afar.
And I mean ... THAT'S IT.
So easy, right?
I added in some Purple Wandering Jew clippings at the back to add a little contrast and some dimension. I really love the way it looks. Plus, I'm curious if it will root in the water, because Ian found some pieces that fell off in our yard and rooted!
I think this arrangement looks so pretty on our entryway table, and considering that it was free to put together and completely easy, it's a major win in my book!
Create your own version with these tools:
Square glass vase - On Amazon HERE in 3 sizes, and Prime eligible
I have the 5x5x5 size.
I am also crazy in love with this rectangular version.
It's on Amazon HERE and also Prime eligible.
And if you really want to be a bad-a$$, then here's a Kate Spade tape dispenser for $24.
I mean ... you.are.cool.