The other day as I was organizing my work space I came across several sets of vases I had purchased in the past, but had mostly forgotten about. So, I was inspired to do something simple yet beautiful with them. This DIY is a great example of floral arrangements that are simple yet lovely, and that can add so much to a dinner party table, or any space within the home. I like to include fruits and herbs when I can as they lend unique beauty and aroma to the floral pieces. This post will highlight the first of three arrangements that were put together this weekend.
Flowers for all three arrangements on the table
Arrangement no. 1 completed
Arrangement no. 1
What you will need:
- Floral shears/scissors
- Small vases that can be clustered together or hung
- Lemons (with branches)
- Blackberries on the vine
- Mint sprigs
- White garden phlox (or any other small, white flower)
Begin by trimming your lemon branches into small clusters with 2-3 lemons. Ensure that you leave enough of the branch so that it can be inserted into the vase securely. Alternate vases until you have achieved the desired fill.
Trim and add the mint sprigs. Keep in mind that asymmetry and uneven placement in the vases are fine. In designing with a natural and organic style, I don't want placement to be too perfect.
Trim and add the blackberries - filling in areas that look like they could use some darker color contrast to the brightness of the lemons and mint.
Finally, add your white flowers - filling in any remaining gaps, and in keeping with the natural style.
Part 2 will be along shortly!
All photos by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet