Surprise 30th B-day Brunch day!
Monochromatic: I wanted to use yellows and whites for the flowers so they would match the garlands.
We went to 2 farmers markets before I gave up and headed straight to Dominick’s – ain’t nothing wrong with some grocery store flowers as long as they are in water buckets (outside of a cooler); learned that in floral class, so write that down.
Quick and Easy Flower Mugs:
- grab your larger headed flowers first, i used 2 yellow spider mums = your base
- arrange the next largest flowers around your base; i took four white roses. the key here is to come in at angles – like you are crossing in, making X’s (2nd photo on left)
- add sprigs – go through the center or come in from the sides, do what feels right
- hold up, admire, and cut all stems at a length that is low enough that the head look supple in the mug – supple is a good word, no?
Ta-da: Check out the results of the garlands…right? Luckily the restaurant had nails in the brick already so it turned out perfectly.
Add a lil’ pizazz: I grabbed a Mint Julep Cup on the way out the door and threw an antique cake cutter in it. It added some vintage flair, a glisten of silver, and gave her a personal cake serving tool.
Eye-spy tiny little flag garland made from wallpaper scraps.
So, there it is. The only real cost was the flowers and the mugs which were my gift to the birthday girl. Enjoy!