Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valintine's Day is Coming! Make your own beautiful rose arrangement!

Hi Everyone,
So, as we know, Valentine's day is just around the corner.  You don't need to spend all sorts of money to have a beautiful bouquet of roses to celebrate this romantic day.  All you need is a vase, some planting medium, a rose bush or 2 from AC Moore, some wired ribbon and a spirit of fun!

So, first, you will find that AC Moore has a fantastic display of flowers most times, but at Valentine's Day, they have lovely little rose bushes that can be cut apart and made into pretty arrangements.

To begin, cut with heavy wire cutters so that the roses, baby's breath and leaves are separated from the bush.

Cut a piece of the medium to fit inside the top of the vase.

Arrange the flowers, being careful to watch that all sides are equally balanced as you add flowers.  This is especially important if they are to be used in a window display or on a table.

When you are done, drape a wired ribbon around the vase, and make a bow.  You are done!

And while we are on the subject of artificial flowers, I had a brainstorm this year for my deck.  Here in Rhode Island, it is very cold in December, but not usually too cold to go outside.  During the holidays, my deck is a place where people go to talk, or if they smoke, to smoke outside the house.  I thought it might be a good thing to add some festivity to it this year, so I left the deck flower pots on the rail, purchased some bunches of silk pointsettias and cut some holly from the tree in the front yard.  The result was very enjoyable.  See for yourself!

Have a great day, and enjoy the romance of Valentine's Day!

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