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Sunflowers in a Rounded Edge Vase

What you need:

  • 3 large Sunflowers (cut about 9 inches)
  • 3 medium Tea Leaves 
  • Rectangular vase (rounded edges) 8 inches H, Opening 7 inches x 1.75 inches deep (purchase here)
  • 1/2 bag of small black pebbles
  • 1 packet of floral food (purchase here)

Tools:

Steps: 5  

Flower Cost: $3.00

Rated: Easy Arrangement

This is the second arraignment in this summer's Sunflower series.  This arrangement is very economical.  It is simple and fun.  The flower cost is only $3.00.  It uses Tea Leaves as did the first arrangement, but you will learn how to make a different version of a Tea Leaf loop than you did in last week's post.  Get your staplers ready. 

These Tea Leaves are cut from my yard.  Yes, I still have most of them left, even with the recent 114-120 degrees temperatures.  The Tea Leaf that wraps around the inside the vase has its stem cut and looks like a tuxedo waistband.  The other Tea Leaf rests beneath the vase for display.  The Sunflowers are in my favorite vase (purchase here).  This vase has style and great lines and because it is very narrow, you don't need many flowers for an arrangement and you can make many different types of arrangements in this vase.  If you've been waiting for an easy arrangement to try, maybe you should start with this one.  Now, if you have your flowers and tools, let's begin.

 

 Here are your materials.

Here are your materials.

 Here are your tools.

Here are your tools.

 Add your packet of flower food.

Add your packet of flower food.

 Add water up to 2 inches below rim. 

Add water up to 2 inches below rim. 

 Add the pebbles.

Add the pebbles.

 Like so.

Like so.

 Cut stem off one leaf.  Put inside the vase like so.

Cut stem off one leaf.  Put inside the vase like so.

 Pull end of leaf and wrap in circle.

Pull end of leaf and wrap in circle.

 Staple leaf by center line with staple vertically.

Staple leaf by center line with staple vertically.

 Slide leaf down inside of vase.

Slide leaf down inside of vase.

 Add 3 sunflowers with stems straight.

Add 3 sunflowers with stems straight.

 Set the vase on remaining leaf and you are done.

Set the vase on remaining leaf and you are done.