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An Inexpensive Valentine's Day Floral Arrangement


So, it’s that time of year again that the cynics try to declare a hoax created by the card industry and florists. Hey, hey, now! Fend off that grumpy view, if you are tempted. Valentine’s Day is a chance to focus on others. It’s a chance to show what is in your heart which you sometimes fail to show because of running to-do lists and schedules. The best part, is that there are a million ways to show
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Then there are the times when simple flowers speak volumes. They are fresh, fragile and beautiful…like a tangible love story. Keeping things on the inexpensive side, why not create something special out of the ordinary. Here is a crazy simple arrangement made with good ol’ carnations!
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Carnations may feel old fashioned, but sorted out in a fun margarita glass, they show off their fun, frilly side.
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I think carnations look their best when packed together in a tight mound that highlights their shape and color. Cutting each individual flower, I use slightly longer stems toward the center and begin trimming the stems shorter as I make my way closer to the glass rim. The finished effect is pretty sweet. It looks like a myriad of carnations creating one large carnation.
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Just keep layering and packing them in. The trick is to fill all the blank spaces.
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Romantic and sweet without breaking the bank, right? I love this because it is so simple that pretty much anyone can pull it off and look like a Romeo or Juliet. Combined with some good vino and a simple meal, an evening turns from ordinary to thoughtful and special.
What ideas do you have for showing your heart this Valentine’s Day?
Oh, and happy Valentine’s, lovelies!

Suggested materials:

  • Carnations
  • Fun glass or Jar
  • Scissors
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2 comments
  • LibraryKAT
    on Feb 2, 2017

    Very nice, indeed! I like carnations, they last a long time and are really quite beautiful, especially en masse like you have them. :-)

  • Brenda S.
    on Feb 2, 2017

    These are stunning!!

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