In a Modern Vase

Roses, Putumayo Carnations and Amethyst Sea Holly

Roses, Putumayo Carnations and Amethyst Sea Holly

What you need:

  • 8 stems Amethyst Sea Holly (cut about 10.5 inches)
  • 6 stems Putumayo Carnations [beige] (cut about 9.5 inches)
  • 5 Orange Roses (cut about 8 inches)
  • 2 handfuls of small black flat rocks 
  • 7/8 inch wide orange with white polka dots ribbon (cut 40 inches)
  • 2 pieces 18 gauge floral wire cut into thirds
  • rectangular vase with rounded edges (found here

Supplies needed:

  • pruning shears
  • fabric scissors
  • wire cutters

Steps: 5

Flower Cost:  $7.75

Rated: Easy Arrangement

This is a fun layered arrangement that is easy to make.  You put it together row by row starting with the tallest row.  The colors are muted.  The Amethyst Sea Holly looks spiky and they are the tallest flowers in the arrangement.  The Orange Roses are large and showy and the ruffly Putumayo Fancy Carnations are the color of old lace, a beautiful warm beige.   Although Carnations are 2,000 years old and have long been cherished for their fragrance, there are many new varieties of carnations with beautiful colors. They are long lasting and relatively inexpensive.  Fancy carnations are in vogue right now.  For more about carnations see the video in this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bk6EDg-2iw                                                                                      

The vase is perfect for layered arrangements and because it is so thin you only need a small amount of flowers in it.   You can buy a vase like this (click here).  For instructions on wiring the roses see:http://www.floristinyou.com/prep                                                                                                           So if you have your vase, stones, ribbon and flowers, let's begin.

Put 2 handfuls of small black stones in the bottom of a vase.

Put 2 handfuls of small black stones in the bottom of a vase.

Pour water to 2 inches below the top.

Pour water to 2 inches below the top.

Use 6 large orange roses.  Wire them with one third piece of 18 gauge floral wire.

Use 6 large orange roses.  Wire them with one third piece of 18 gauge floral wire.

You will also use Putumayo Fancy Carnations...

You will also use Putumayo Fancy Carnations...

And Amethyst Sea Holly.  Love that purple blue color.

And Amethyst Sea Holly.  Love that purple blue color.

You will want them to have this height relationshiop to each other in the arrangment.

You will want them to have this height relationshiop to each other in the arrangment.

Put in a row of Sea Holly.  Make sure the stems go straight down.

Put in a row of Sea Holly.  Make sure the stems go straight down.

Next put in a row of carnations.

Next put in a row of carnations.

Put in a row of roses.

Put in a row of roses.

Tie ribbon tight in a knot then a bow.  Cut edges at a 45 degree angle.

Tie ribbon tight in a knot then a bow.  Cut edges at a 45 degree angle.

You are done.  Enjoy!

You are done.  Enjoy!