What you need:
- 5 - 7 bunches of daffodils (they come in small bunches) or 2 bunches other small flowers.
- 1 tea leaf (mine came from my garden)
- 7/8 inch wide orange ribbon with white polka-dots - cut 1 yard 1 inch.
- 1 Alvar Aalto inspired vase 6.5 inches H x 3.75 W x 3.5 D (You could use a clear fluted vase of the same dimensions or the Crate & Barrel Evelyn Small vase.)
Rated: Super Easy Arrangement
This is a very simple arrangement in an organic clear Alvar Aalto inspired vase. The top shape of the vase has undulating curves, i.e., they have a wave like motion, not the traditional cut crystal in a cylinder or rectangular shape. The material of the vase is unadorned clear glass. Alvar Aalto, a prominent Finnish product and architectural designer, introduced his organic vase, Savoy Vase of 1937, at the Paris World Fair in 1937.
For a photograph of the original and essays about it see this New York Metropolitan Museum of Art site:
h he laminated veneers together and molded them with plywood into curved shapes. If you want to see Alvar Aalto's furniture visit this website: http://www.alvaraalto.fi/alvar/design/chair/english.htm
The vase used in this arrangement is inspired by Alvar Aalto, but it was a wedding gift and I have not been able to find the manufacturer. To make this arrangement, you could use a clear fluted vase of the same dimensions or the Crate and Barrel Evelyn Small vase.
The design of the vase is minimal and modern as is the floral design. You will use a tea leaf wrapped inside the vase to conceal the stems. You could also other small flowers to make this arrangement.
If you have your vase, flowers, and ribbon, let's begin.