Tools and Materials
- One 8-inch-diameter glass bubble vase
- Three curly willow branches (available at farmers markets or upscale grocery stores). “You can also substitute with any soft, bendable vine or branch from your yard as well,” Del Pero says.
- Small, sharp knife or garden shears
- Four hydrangea stems in light pink or white
- Three viburnum stems in light green
- Five peony stems in soft pink
- Ten ranunculus stems in pink
3. Wrap the second willow branch in the same fashion and put it vertically in the vase. Repeat this step with the third branch to create a structure with pockets and divisions to hold the flowers.
4. Add more water, filling about three-quarters of the vase.
- Put the vase in your kitchen sink.
- Carefully create a small opening in the bouquet and let water from the faucet gently run into the opening. This fresh water will displace the water inside the vase.
- Allow the water to flow over the sides until the vase is filled with fresh water.
- Remove and dry the vase.
Photo Credit to the author.
By Carolyn Reyes