And How to Arrange Them

 

What you need:

  • about 1 doz. stems Dried Hydrangeas
  • 2 bricks Dry Floral Foam
  • 1 Blue Italian Spode 'Deep Dish' Bowl (found here)  

Steps: 3

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

Do you love hydrangeas?  Are you tired of having to throw your arrangements away after 5 days?  This could be the ticket for you, a dried hydrangea arrangement in one of your favorite pieces of China.  You can buy a vase like this (click here) 

Blue Italian Spode is one of my favorite porcelain patterns.  It was introduced in 1816 and has scenes of the Italian countryside depicted on it.  You can start collecting by purchasing one piece at a time.  Take advantage of the 200th year anniversary sales for Blue Italain Spode.  This is the official Spode website:   http://www.spode.com/collections/blue-italian.html

You can buy dried hydrangeas at a flower mart or dry them yourself.  For this arrangement you will use dry floral foam, as opposed to wet pack floral foam.  Dry floral foam is made specifically for silk or dried floral arrangements.  Well, get your Deep Dish, some dried hydrangeas, and dry foam and we are ready to begin.

 

Trace the shape of the rim of the bowl with a knife.

Trace the shape of the rim of the bowl with a knife.

Cut the foam to fit the bowl with a produce knife.

Cut the foam to fit the bowl with a produce knife.

Fit the two pieces of foam into the deep dish.

Fit the two pieces of foam into the deep dish.

Now you will start adding hydrangeas.

Now you will start adding hydrangeas.

Start with inserting pieces into the center of the arrangement.

Start with inserting pieces into the center of the arrangement.

These will be the highest pieces and will give shape to the arrangement.

These will be the highest pieces and will give shape to the arrangement.

Fill in, inserting at an angle until there are no gaps.

Fill in, inserting at an angle until there are no gaps.

Voila!  You are done.

Voila!  You are done.

What do you think Dobie?  Oh, there is no water in this one for you to drink.  Sorry dear.

What do you think Dobie?  Oh, there is no water in this one for you to drink.  Sorry dear.

Enjoy the subtle hues in this, on a table or on top of your China hutch.

Enjoy the subtle hues in this, on a table or on top of your China hutch.