When I was just a young girl I thought I would grow up to be many things; an Oscar-winning actress, a real estate investor that would give Trump a run for his money and, lastly, a uber-in-demand wedding florist that could turn drab into dramatic dazzle just by making a flower arrangement.
Though, as of yet, I am none of these things I did try my hand at floral artistry to complete this making a flower arrangement goal on my bucket list.
Not being able to bear the thought of spending hours on my craft and having the flowers wilt in a matter of days, I went the "fake" route. Before you shun me by not using fresh varietals, let me say that they make some really good artificial stems these days. I'm not really talking about the quality you might find a your local craft store, I'm speaking of the higher grade florals you can find at shops specific to designers. On several occasions I actually had to reach out and touch a leaf to check its lack of freshness.
Of course, you will be spending about double the money, but it will be well worth the end result.
There really was no rhyme or reason to my design logic, more just selecting my favorite stems in the store, taking them to the craft table and attempting to create something amazing. Sometimes my inspiration came strictly from the sprig and sometimes from a magazine picture. Once I got started I couldn't stop, making an arrangement for each room in my home.
Watch out…next time I will dabble with real flowers, as long as they don't have thorns or need water.