The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Summery flower arrangement (using fruit & flowers from your own yard…)

Do you have a rose bush in your yard? (Or access to one?)
Can you get your hands on a couple of limes?
Perfect!  Then you can make this floral arrangement.
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A few months back, Grant was in a wedding and I made the centerpieces for the reception.
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Click here to read how I did these with just 3 “ingredients” and for less than $20.   I also needed to make the arrangement for the sweetheart table.  There was NO budget left for this arrangement…

So what’s a frugal, crafty gal to do?  Clip flowers from her own yard of course!

Starting with a low vase, I wedged in a piece of Oasis floral foam and wrapped a little bit of ribbon around the vase to hide the foam.   I went into my yard and clipped cream colored roses and a few stems of white hydrangea.  Clip the stems to the lengths you want and insert them into the wet floral foam.
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You can take floral picks (or the cheapy-version = bamboo skewers cut to length) and insert one end into a whole lime and the other into the foam.
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There’s no formula, per se, just nestle the limes in where you see gaps between the flowers, but make sure they are evenly spaced.  (You all know how I just love to eyeball things… measuring is soooo time consuming.)

I think they turned out pretty well. (oh yes, I had to compulsively add a few sticks too.)

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Cheap.  Easy.  Pretty.
My favorite type of project!

26 Comments

1.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

July 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Very cute-love the colors.
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Shannon said...

July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm
I'm so into the sticks. Simply gorgeous! Do your friends hate you because you are so talented?
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Pam said...

July 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm
It looks great! So creative!

Pam
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Lori E said...

July 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm
I use limes with white/cream flowers all the time. I toss in artichokes too. A great look.
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Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

July 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Absolutely gorgeous, Viv! I love the sticks...they really complete the arrangement...
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shortmama said...

July 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Thats how Levi describes me...cheap, easy, pretty.

I couldnt resist!

Seriously I think they look adorable!
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vintage maedel said...

July 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm
They are beautiful!!Love all the different textures together!
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Evelene S said...

July 12, 2011 at 11:43 pm
......and very creative! You rock!
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Emily said...

July 13, 2011 at 12:23 am
Oh I love this and think I could do this. Thanks for sharing a beautiful idea.

~Emily
The French Hutch
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

July 13, 2011 at 12:28 am
I love your ideas! Lemons and limes make a room smell so fresh! ♥
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MiMi said...

July 13, 2011 at 12:34 am
I think I'm gonnna try something like this after my roses die...
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Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

July 13, 2011 at 12:43 am
So gorgeous! I love the lemons!
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Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

July 13, 2011 at 12:43 am
I mean the limes! lol!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

July 13, 2011 at 1:28 am
Beautiful use of florals and fruit. I love sticks and twigs too! They add height and interest to any arrangement.
So pretty.
Yvonne
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Emily {Frilly Details} said...

July 13, 2011 at 1:46 am
Your arrangements are gorgeous! I love the addition of limes with the roses. So pretty!!
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Shelia said...

July 13, 2011 at 1:51 am
This looks so pretty and I love the idea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
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Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

July 13, 2011 at 2:00 am
Gorgeous combination!
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Connie Weiss said...

July 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm
That is so pretty! I could totally do that.

P.S. I just sent you an email. Need your advise because you rock at giving it.
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Michelle said...

July 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm
These are gorgeous! I love the freshness the limes add. I wish we had a lime tree in our yard. Maybe if we had moved next to you. ;) We had a lemon tree growing up in Long Beach. Loved it. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!
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Janet said...

July 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm
Your arrangements are so creative and beautiful. I'm so impressed that you were able to make them with such a small budget too!
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Janet said...

July 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm
Your arrangements are so creative and beautiful. I'm so impressed that you were able to make them with such a small budget too!
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Richella said...

July 14, 2011 at 3:24 am
Cheap, easy, pretty?? No, I'd say cheap, easy, BEAUTIFUL! That arrangement is stunning--the bright green of the limes is the perfect foil for the whites of the flowers. I love the way there are so many shades of white in just a few flowers. Gorgeous!
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Sher said...

July 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm
I adore the limes with the white flowers. But I'm quite bummed because I live in AZ and my yard has not flowers or anything colorful, but I want to do this so badly. I guess I'll just have to buy fake flowers!
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chris said...

July 17, 2011 at 3:27 am
I love the composition with both flowers and fruit...they are gorgeous!
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Cozy Home Scenes said...

July 22, 2011 at 8:22 am
I love your beautiful roses and the pop of color with the addition of the limes. You are very talented to make your own floral arrangements. I've tried, but my mom is the florist in our family. Have a great weekend!
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flower envy said...

September 7, 2011 at 4:48 am
I like the photograph of flowers and really they amazed me thanks for posting and giving us such a good idea of presentation

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