Once of the things we did do was we decided we wanted to get flowers for our mums. But have you seen the withering, wilting forlorn looking flowers, that are insanely expensive, this time of year? And don’t get me started on the glitter roses. My mum’s 52. She doesn’t need glittery flowers…. So, presented with this, we decided to make our own bunches up.
So we searched high and low (and it was a search. I got pretty nasty with some people trying to steal the last bunch of decent roses…It was Christmas all over again) and eventually got £30 worth of lovely flowers! And for this, we got two large ish bouquets of mixed flowers, two medium ones of tulips and a litter one of tulips and a vase.
I did, however, over estimate my floristry skills. It’s hard and I have tiny hands.
Two tips. Take the leaves off! You get much much more in your hands that way. And that “crossing and twisting them”? Bloody hard! Perhaps it’s not if you have a teacher but I have one youTube video and buckets of confidence.
Anyway these are the efforts! All our flowers (and my breakfast).
The open flowers midway through our bouquets. I forgot to take more pictures; I was too engrossed.
This is a bunch mid way through.
And some of the end results. My Mother in Law’s main bouquet and my Mum’s wee tulips (they got two bunches each but my mum’s main one is in the sink and that was far too dirty to take a picture of….) sat in some water. Not too artistic but you get the idea.
And last but not least my Mum’s present. I got a wee felted rabbit from ToadyBobbins and she loved it so I got her one too.
My Mother in law got her pearls :]
All in all a successful day!