DIY Bambo Floral Grid. A contributor post from Jen of Fresh Crush.
Hello, lovely Dawn Nicole Design readers! I’m so happy to be here with my first contributor post, I’m Jen, from Fresh Crush, and I’m going to help solve a little problem that comes up for me from time to time, especially when using fresh cut flowers from my own garden. We’re going to make a little DIY bamboo floral grid, and hopefully it’ll help you out in your own home.
Flowers can be expensive! I like buying small bouquets from the grocery store to save cost, or using cut flowers from my own garden. It saves serious cash! The downside? Homemade or small bouquets are sometimes a little lacking in lushness and size. Take early Spring in my little part of the world — things are growing, but there isn’t a lot in the way of fresh blooms. What I do have to work with, is a lot of ornamental grasses, and my trusty begonias for a little colour. Pop them in a vase and they flop right over — not cute. I needed a trick to give the illusion of fullness and allow me to use a variety of colourful buds and greenery in a full size vessel, not trying to cram all that beauty into a tiny bud vase. Here’s the solution…
- Flowers of your choice
- Twist ties, or floral tape (if you’re fancy).
- A Vase
- Four Bamboo Skewers – you can find a pack of 50 or more at the dollar store!
First, compose your arrangement, just the way you like it. Once you’re happy, use a twist tie to hold them together.
Next, plan out your bamboo grid. No need to be too precise, you just want to make sure you have a nice overhang, and gauge an approximate size for the center hole (or square).
Then, using your twist ties, attach all 4 skewers together in a criss-cross pattern. Trim off excess.
The great thing about using twist ties, is this keeps your grid completely adjustable. A gentle tug or push on each skewer will expand or contract the centre space.
All that is left to do is fill your vase with water, and pop your gorgeous new bouquet into place. Adjust the skewers as needed to get a snug fit around that lovely posy bouquet!
Now, we have a small bunch of flowers, with a big impact! No need to limit yourself to a single bloom in a teeny tiny vase. This large white glass vase, happens to be my favourite. But, unless ‘the hubs’ has treated me to a big expensive bouquet, it wasn’t good for much. Now it can handle the tiniest of blooms.
I love the look of the bamboo resting atop the vase as well. No need to hide it, it adds another shot of interest to your new perfect bouquet.
I hope you liked this project — here are a few more you might like to check out, over at Fresh Crush… Add a drum shade to your ceiling fan! | DIY Copper Shoe Rack | Kid’s Play Kitchen from an Old Nightstand