So, as you may remember, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to create a flower arrangement each month of the year. I DID create this arrangement in January, but did not get around to posting it until February. Technically, I did not break my resolution. My resolution, my rules!
For January, I wanted to make a small arrangement that would fit on the live edge cherry shelf Chris recently made. I REALLY wanted to make an arrangement with white tulips, but the flower shop I went to didn’t have any, so I decided to go with mini ivory calla lilies and fancy greenery. There’s something very refreshing about a simple white and green arrangement.
This is a very easy arrangement! Here’s how I made it:
3 stems ivory mini calla lilies
3 stems spingeri fern
2 stems eucalyptus
1 stem green hypericum berries
Floral scissors and/or knife. (Mine are Oasis)
A 12-ounce Ball jar with band
Separate the springeri laterals so they’re the right height/size for the arrangement. (Be careful, it’s prickly!)
Add four pieces of springeri to the jar. Lace the stems, criss-crossing them.
Cut the hypericum berries and add to jar. Place the tallest calla lily in center.
Add the second tallest calla lily to the left.
Add the shortest at the base.
Prepare the eucalyptus by removing bottom leaves that would be under water. (Your hands will smell sooooo good after this!) Turn one stem of eucalyptus into two shorter pieces by cutting it in the middle.
Add eucalyptus throughout arrangement. I kept a couple tall pieces in the back and shorter ones in the middle.
If you’re like me, you’ll see a million things at this point that you don’t like, so feel free to pick at it until it looks how you want. This is a one-sided arrangement that sits on a shelf against a wall, so you only need to worry about the front looking good!