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There's nothing that reminds me of my mom more than beautiful flower arrangements.
I didn't have a big enough vase to us for all of the flowers and filler I bought, so I grabbed a large (#10) aluminum can and knew I could dress it up somehow. My fabric scraps saved the day on this one!
I remembered this tip about about arranging flowers with a wide-mouthed container.
Just use a little scotch tape to stabilize the flowers as you place them. Otherwise the first ones you put in will end up on the edges. I started with the lilies and put them in the area that I wanted them .
Then I used a few different kinds of fillers and some azaleas from my yard. (A plant that was in my mom's yard and my dad transplanted to mine. :)
These oriental lilies were literally amazing! So big and beautiful! There were 10 large stems (most with 2 lilies on it) for only $13.00.
My generic aluminum can had to be covered with something crafty, so I dove into my scrap stash and cut some strips so they would be fit around the can with a little overlap.
Then I used hot glue to secure each strip at the beginning, a couple dots around and again securing it at the end.
The back didn't look perfect. But I wasn't going for perfect.
I was going for the random look on these fabric strips.
It took all of about 10 minutes to get fun springy container for my lily arrangement. Not bad!
At this point, only half the lilies had bloomed, but can you imagine it after they were all open! Lilies can last a good 5-7 days. Any week with beautiful batch of lilies brightening my home, is a good week indeed!
I inherited a love for flowers, but unfortunately not the ability to grow them. So I leave the growing to someone else and buy fresh cut flowers often. It's not too hard to make beautiful things look pretty, but for more lily arrangement ideas, check out this link, http://bit.ly/YwinIA. You can also visit this great Pinterest page for ideas on how to make lily arrangements.
A centerpiece of lilies like this does wonders for me. And especially around Mother's Day! Since I can't give my mom flowers, I get them for myself and enjoy them as much as she would have.