Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table incorporating seashells. This easy tutorial adds some seaside charm and interest to your glass vase, in addition to a decorative way to conceal your flower stems.
Happy Monday! I’m joining my blogging friends to share some floral inspiration and Monday Morning Blooms!
You’ll find the links to my flower-loving friends’ blooms at the bottom of this post.
We’re celebrating summer with seashells for this week’s MMB edition!
I used my favorite ‘vase within a vase’ method for flower arranging. Start with two vases, a smaller one, to nest inside a larger one.
For this arrangement, I filled the walls between the vases with shells, using a combination of some I purchased over the years and sand dollars found on a family trip to Harbor Island.
Fill your inner vase with water for your flowers, no more than about 2/3 full, to prevent it from spilling over between the walls of your vase.
Add floral preservative to your vase water to prolong the life of your flowers. Floral preservative packets usually come with grocery store flowers and / or the floral department usually has some packets you can help yourself to when buying flowers. If you don’t have any floral preservative, you can make your own with this easy formula.
I used a combination of limelight hydrangeas from the garden and white hydrangeas and snapdragons from the grocery store.
To add some additional shells to the arrangement, bamboo skewers were tucked in among the hydrangeas. . .
Shells were placed on top of the skewers. The starfish is lightweight and easily rests on the hydrangea blooms, propped against the stems of the snapdragons.
Whelk shells, found at North Carolina’s Portsmouth Island, provide mini vases for hydrangeas.
My hubby fishes at Portsmouth Island twice a year, and there times when you can find hundreds of large whelk shells washed ashore on the beach.
This pillow washed ashore from the *aisle* of Target. ;)
If you can’t get away to the beach, bring the beach to you. ;)
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their blooming inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs