White Stalk with Lemons

What you need:

  • 11 white stalks
  • 2 large lemons (any variety will work)
  • medium sized mason jar
  • raffia (can find this at any craft/floral store)

 

Steps: 7

Rated: Easy Arrangement  

 

This is a fun arrangement with lemons and white stock.  The vase is an ordinary quart mason jar that you may have around the house.  

Stock is about the most inexpensive flower that you can buy, but it has a fresh look.  If you look at the proportions in this arrangement they are the golden mean 1/3 - 2/3rds.  The mason jar makes up 1/3 of the proportion and the stock makes up 2/3rds.  

The stock is nice because the greenery offsets the white.  You have white, green, and then the yellow.  One of the tricks to this arrangement is getting the lemon slices to line up one on top of each other instead of floating up.  After you get the lemon slices lining the glass, you can put in  the stock stems and they will hold the lemon slices in place.    

  

Fill the vase with water. 

Fill the vase with water. 

Cut up your lemons into fairly thin slices. 

Cut up your lemons into fairly thin slices. 

Line the sides of the jar (it doesn't have to be perfect). 

Line the sides of the jar (it doesn't have to be perfect). 

This is what mine ended up looking like. 

This is what mine ended up looking like. 

Hold up a piece of stock.  Estimate where you should cut. 

Hold up a piece of stock.  Estimate where you should cut. 

Pull off leaves that will be submerged in the water. (If you don't, they'll rot and make your water smell really nasty.) 

Pull off leaves that will be submerged in the water. (If you don't, they'll rot and make your water smell really nasty.) 

Squeeze past the lemons.  Situate the stem.  (I'm so punny). 

Squeeze past the lemons.  Situate the stem.  (I'm so punny). 

Add the rest of the stalk.  Height of stock should taper down.

Add the rest of the stalk.  Height of stock should taper down.

If one side is droopy, add a droopy stem on the other side. 

If one side is droopy, add a droopy stem on the other side. 

I added a piece to the right to compensate for the droopy left.  

I added a piece to the right to compensate for the droopy left.  

Add flowers at mid range height and one or two lower. 

Add flowers at mid range height and one or two lower. 

Tie 3 to 5 pieces of raffia into a bow and tighten it. 

Tie 3 to 5 pieces of raffia into a bow and tighten it. 

Hold bow tight for 15 seconds to help it keep a nice shape. 

Hold bow tight for 15 seconds to help it keep a nice shape. 

Trim the ends of the raffia. 

Trim the ends of the raffia. 

Your finished product. Not too shabby for some lemons, a mason jar, and some stalk flowers. 

Your finished product. Not too shabby for some lemons, a mason jar, and some stalk flowers.