A new DIY project! A super easy way to arrange cut flowers, in a smaller than normal container. This DIY Flower Frog Bowl project comes directly from DesignMom. I’ve added some suggestions though on how best to arrange the flowers 🙂
For my first go at making a flower frog bowl, I simply took one of the crystal bowls that we bought at the Re-Store for our wedding reception center pieces. Brett and I absolutely love the Re-Store 🙂
I took a bit of strong adhesive and a flower frog…
…dabbed a bit of glue in the center of the frog and of the crystal bowl, waited 2 minutes, and then stuck them together. The cure time for the glue is 24-72 hours so the next step was waiting. A few days later I noticed that a bouquet that I had purchased was starting to become a bit droop-y (yes, that is a flower, technical term). 🙂
I figured this new project was the perfect way to save the flowers that were still going strong! I took the flower frog bowl that I had made and a pair of kitchen shears.
Taking some of the largest flowers first, I cut the stems such that they were easily inserted into the prongs of the flower frog bowl.
I placed the stems diagonally across the flower frog though this turned out to make the process more difficult as the stem now hides many of the prongs in the center of the flower frog. Next time, I’ll pierce the stem closer to the edge of the flower frog where the flower will rest.
I first placed the largest stems and then used the bushier flowers to fill in the gaps. I learned this from trying to do my own wedding flowers with a bridesmaid of mine, Shelly…that story is for another time though 🙂 (eep!!! Teasers!) My wedding bouquet was made primarily of calla lilies and hydrangeas. The hydrangeas performed this magical function of filling in the gaps made by the odd shaped calla lily flowers 🙂 Here, I used the bushier flowers in the bouquet to fill this same task.
I think the small bowled bouquet turned out really wonderfully! It gives the impression of a bouquet of random wild flowers and I have to admit that I really enjoy the bright and different colors. This small bouquet would be great as a centerpiece on a dining table or just sitting on a shelf someone in the home.
What do you think? Is this a project that you would try?
P.S. Here are some tips for keeping cut flowers looking great in your home!