I love white flowers I think they have a serenity to them.
I was looking to create a mantel display of all white flowers but I was unsure where to start or if would cost me a fortune, Would you believe the display I am about to show you was not only super simple but it cost me just £3.80 to create.
I had been reading Liz Earles well-being blog and her flower arranging tips and these 4 tips really impacted the arrangement I made this week
- Don’t be afraid to cut down long stems.
- some of the most striking arrangements are made with single colours
- always include at least one scented flower
- Odd numbers arrange better
I decided to have a look in my local Morrissons for some inexpensive white flowers and I found both freesia and tulips. That ticked off the same colour and scented. I was rather scared of cutting the stem down on the tulips but I wanted to use jam jars so I had to just go for it .
I arranged them as Liz suggested in 3’s and the yellow (fern?) that came with them I gave a little jar of their own.
I stripped the leaves on the freesia so the would last and just trimmed them by cutting an angle off the end so the flower could absorb more water.
Then I set them out on the mantel in a nice equal arrangement. I think they look so lovely.
Simple but elegant too, and really what a bargain!