what you need:
- 1/3 bunch baby's breath (large flower head)
- 1 milk bottle - this one is made of recycled glass
- a floral stripper
Rated: Very Easy Arrangement
This arrangement is super easy and captures the popular vintage look. The glass milk bottle is recycled and has a slight greenish cast. It features an embossed figure of a farmer milking a cow and has a wire- held cap. The narrow neck is perfect for a bouquet of baby's breath.
What is commonly referred to as baby's breath is technically gypsophila, a member of the carnation family. There are two types a baby's breath: the one with the small flowers, and the one shown in the picture with flowers about twice as large as the smaller variety. The one pictured is gypsophila elegans. It is much more dramatic. A shortened name for gypsophila is gyp.
The proportions in height in this arrangement are 1/2 to 1/2. The flowers take up half of the height and the milk bottle takes up half of the height. The horizontal proportions of this arrangement follow the Greek rule of the "Golden Mean," a ratio of 1/3 to 2/3rds. In width, the vase takes up 1/3 of the visual space of the width of the flowers. This arrangement is not only very easy, it is inexpensive. Are you ready? Let's go to work!