Modern Arrangement with Hydrangeas

Double Bubble Bowl

Double Bubble Bowl

What you need:

  • 2 purple Hydrangea plants (I found mine at Trader Joe's) 2 stems cut 6.5 inches, the rest of the stems cut to include first leaves.
  • an 8 inch Diam. bubble bowl  (found here
  • a 12 inch Diam. bubble bowl  (found here

Supplies needed:

  • pruning shears

Steps: 2

Flower Cost:  $16.98

Rated: Super Easy Arrangement

This contemporary arrangement uses two stacked bubble bowls.  The latest rage is for the flowers to be completely inside of the vase.  You can make this arrangement with hydrangeas or Calla Lilies because Calla Lily stems are flexible.  The hydrangea flower can 'drink from it's head' so it is a great flower to float.

A bubble bowl is a very versatile vase.   You can buy an 8 inch Diam. bubble bowl like this (click here).  And you can buy a 12 inch Diam. bubble bowl like this (click here).  In these links you can see other bubble bowl arrangements:   http://www.floristinyou.com/floating-camellias

http://www.floristinyou.com/beautiful-centerpieceahhh-peonies                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGJB1E3dqs                                                                               Once you have your flowers and your bubble bowls it is simple.  Let's begin.

This is all you need for this arrangement.

This is all you need for this arrangement.

Fill your bowls 1/3 full of water.

Fill your bowls 1/3 full of water.

Cut a large blooms at 6.5 inches to go in center of each bowl.

Cut a large blooms at 6.5 inches to go in center of each bowl.

Cut rest of blooms to include the first leaves.

Cut rest of blooms to include the first leaves.

Place blooms in bowl.  Place 6.5 inch bloom last in the center.

Place blooms in bowl.  Place 6.5 inch bloom last in the center.

You are done with the lower bowl.

You are done with the lower bowl.

Put 8 inch bowl on top of the larger bowl.  Repeat the process.

Put 8 inch bowl on top of the larger bowl.  Repeat the process.

The stacked bowls look really cool as they nest inside each other.

The stacked bowls look really cool as they nest inside each other.

Alternately, they would also look nice next to each other on the table.

Alternately, they would also look nice next to each other on the table.

The hydrangeas look beautiful floating in the water.

The hydrangeas look beautiful floating in the water.

You are done.  The arrangement almost seems like an optical illusion.  Enjoy!

You are done.  The arrangement almost seems like an optical illusion.  Enjoy!