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 Lilies with Pine Boughs.

Lilies with Pine Boughs.

What you need:

  • 3 stems pink Lilies (cut 25 inches)

  • 2 Pine boughs cut about 38” and 27”

    (Canary Island Pine boughs are used here)

  • 1 bag small black pebbles (purchase here)

  • small bunch Bear Grass (about 12 pieces)

  • 1 plate glass vase (purchase here) 

Supplies Used:

Tools Used:

Steps: 5

Flower Cost:  $5.99

Rated: Intermediate

We had a huge windstorm and I happened upon these Canary Pine boughs while walking. I was amazed at the size of their needles, some of which are 14 inches long. I thought the tall, slim, plate glass vase would be a perfect way to display them. This is a very large arrangement. It stands almost 27 inches high, perfect for a mantle. The pine boughs are accented with 3 stems of pink Lilies, some of which are just beginning to open up.

Floral Tip: For binding the two pine boughs together, and also for making the Bear Grass loop, you will use a special type of wire called bindwire (purchase here).  It is made of wire that is paper wrapped and has a waxy feel to it. It can hold things with quite a bit of weight and stay secure.

Floral Tip: Remove orange lily stamens with a plastic fork. (They can stain fabric and fingers.) Use a Q-tip to remove any orange left on lilies.

Well if you have your flowers and pine, let’s begin.

 Here are your materials.

Here are your materials.

 Tilt vase to side and slide in stones. You need 2 inches.

Tilt vase to side and slide in stones. You need 2 inches.

 Add water to 3.5 inches below rim.

Add water to 3.5 inches below rim.

 Position 2 branches so they look as one. (Shown from side.) Wrap 4-5 times. Double knot. Repeat 3 inches down.

Position 2 branches so they look as one. (Shown from side.) Wrap 4-5 times. Double knot. Repeat 3 inches down.

 Position branches on right.

Position branches on right.

 Add first lily.

Add first lily.

 Add second lily.

Add second lily.

 Add third lily.

Add third lily.

 Make loop with Bear Grass. Wrap bindwire around. Double knot. Repeat 5 - 7 times.

Make loop with Bear Grass. Wrap bindwire around. Double knot. Repeat 5 - 7 times.

 Position loop next to lily. Wrap bindwire around both. Double knot. Repeat. Trim Bear Grass.

Position loop next to lily. Wrap bindwire around both. Double knot. Repeat. Trim Bear Grass.

 This is a large arrangement. It is 27 inches high. Perfect for a mantle.

This is a large arrangement. It is 27 inches high. Perfect for a mantle.

 See the scale of the arrangement next to a cell phone and a pitcher.

See the scale of the arrangement next to a cell phone and a pitcher.

 Remove orange stamens with a plastic fork. Clean up orange powder with a Q-tip.

Remove orange stamens with a plastic fork. Clean up orange powder with a Q-tip.

 Here’s a close up of the lilies.

Here’s a close up of the lilies.

 You are done. Enjoy!

You are done. Enjoy!