A couple of weeks ago while researching our kitchen renovation (update on that later in the week) I ran across some artificial red, orange and yellow poppies and I didn't quite know how I would use them, but I picked them up anyway. Then this past weekend we had a yard sale and my mom brought up some things to sell, including a horribly tarnished little silver bowl.
There was no way that little sucker was going in the yard sale, it was perfect to go with the poppies.
So here is what I started with:
- Stems of poppies
- Silver bowl (not that you can tell from the picture, just look at that sucker!!!
- P olystyrene foam cup (I would have used floral foam, but we didn't have any and I had to improvise)
- Silver polish
Next, cut the cup to the desired height:
Add some of the greens around the base and then drop it in the bowl:
Next Then simply pop the poppies in as well:
I filled in any gaps with the excess greens and moss:
I liked it so much and had 3 extra poppies and another bowl upstairs that I made another:
I love the punch of color that they bring to our house.