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Teacup of Ranunculus

what you need:

  • 12 pink ranunculus blooms 
  • 6 ranunculus buds (bud that haven't bloomed yet) 
  • 12 white wax flower sprigs (1/3 of a bunch)
  • 12 oregonia sprigs (1/3 of a bunch) 
  • vintage tea cup with saucer
  • 1/2 block of wet floral foam (I use Oasis brand)

Steps: 10

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

You start with a vintage tea cup. Are you in the mood to go on a treasure hunt to a second hand store?

I find most of my tea cups on such ventures, and always keep an eye out for them because you never know when you will make a find. When I look at this arrangement I think of words like, romantic, delicate, feminine. This arrangement is a perfect centerpiece for a small table at any women's gathering: a tea party, luncheon, baby shower or bridal shower, and would also work wonderfully as part of a centerpiece grouping at a larger table, paring it with a photo in a vintage frame, a candle in a hurricane lamp with a floral ring, or a lantern.

This arrangement is easy to make, but it does take more time than you would think in order to have enough flowers and greens so that it doesn't look sparse, and to make sure that you cover all the floral foam. Leaving the floral foam showing is like a lady having her slip show....a no no.

 

  Cut foam smaller than diameter of cup so it fits snugly inside. 

Cut foam smaller than diameter of cup so it fits snugly inside. 

  Hold wet foam next to cup for reference of height. 

Hold wet foam next to cup for reference of height. 

  Pour water until the foam quits accepting it.

Pour water until the foam quits accepting it.

  When you're done it will look like this.

When you're done it will look like this.

  Cut 12 oregonia sprigs 3.5 and 6 inches long.

Cut 12 oregonia sprigs 3.5 and 6 inches long.

  Cut  12 wax flower sprigs   3.5 and 6 inches long  . 

Cut  12 wax flower sprigs 3.5 and 6 inches long

  Cut 12 ranunculus blooms, and 6 buds  4 - 6 inches long. 

Cut 12 ranunculus blooms, and 6 buds  4 - 6 inches long. 

  Use floral stripper.  Remove leaves on bottom 2.5 inches.

Use floral stripper.  Remove leaves on bottom 2.5 inches.

  It should look like this!

It should look like this!

  Push in at angle... shorter sprigs at edge.  Cover all foam. 

Push in at angle... shorter sprigs at edge.  Cover all foam. 

  Hold the ranunculus in front of the cup to measure.

Hold the ranunculus in front of the cup to measure.

  Vary the lengths.  Blooms should be 4 - 5 inches. 

Vary the lengths.  Blooms should be 4 - 5 inches. 

  Stems are like paper straws.  D  on't re-position or bend them.

Stems are like paper straws.  Don't re-position or bend them.

  Cut center blooms higher than ones on the perimeter. 

Cut center blooms higher than ones on the perimeter. 

  Fill with more oregonia to cover foam.  Create a full look. 

Fill with more oregonia to cover foam.  Create a full look. 

  Cover sparse areas with wax flowers, like in circle above. 

Cover sparse areas with wax flowers, like in circle above. 

  Here, I trimmed off extra pieces to use just  the buds. 

Here, I trimmed off extra pieces to use just  the buds. 

  Place wax flower buds  into the arrangement. 

Place wax flower buds  into the arrangement. 

   Wax flowers help to balance it.  Here it is finished! 

 Wax flowers help to balance it.  Here it is finished!