last week, colin at hope street flower company sent me some gorgeous lilacs. before sending them, he asked what shade i'd like (lilacs come in a variety of colors, but are most commonly known for being purple). i asked for something in a soft, cool purple shade. the ones he sent were the perfect color, and they smelled amazing.
i think lilacs are the quintessential spring flower. they provoke a feeling of freshness, innocence, and romance.
lilacs are really beautiful on their own, so i wanted to use them in a really simple arrangement. what i came up with is about as easy as it gets.
i think these simple arrangements would be perfect for a spring wedding or party.
simple spring lilac arrangement:
*tip: if you can't use your flowers right away, fill clean buckets with at least 6 inches of water. keep the flowers in the clean water in a cool, dark place. i keep my flowers in my garage. it stays nice and cool out there and keeps them fresh until i have a chance to use them.
i found these little white tin buckets at target for $1 each.
i removed the white ribbons and used some leftover ribbon from my wedding to give each bucket a little black and white bow-tie.
all i did to create the bow-tie was pull the ribbon through the holes and tie two knots. i tied the first knot with the right side overlapping the left and the second knot with the left side overlapping the right. this ensures a straight bow-tie.
trim the ends until you get your bow-tie to the size you like.
and there you have it!
aren't they dapper?
next, fill the buckets with water, and trim the lilacs to fit the size of the buckets. i used about 8 flowering stems per bucket: 4- 6 to go around the outside and 2-3 in the middle to give the arrangement some height. play with the flowers until you get them looking the way you want.
and that's all there is to it!
thank you to hope street flower company for providing the beautiful lilacs!