Look what I found over at www.fiskars.com I love this gorgeous idea of adding a little bit of spring throughout your house. We have so many plants in bloom at the moment and it's a lovely way of bringing a little spring inside.
Difficulty rating: Beginner
These tea cup floral arrangements are sure to make Mom smile this Mother’s Day. They can function as home décor or you can use them as centerpieces for various social gatherings on your calendar like showers, weddings or even luncheons. They can be used individually or in groups to brighten any occasion or event. Check out local yard sales, thrift stores or flea markets to find vintage tea cups and saucers. Then choose fresh or artificial flowers to get started on this quick spring project.
Note: For this project I designed three different arrangements of varying sizes. As you can see, I also chose my flowers accordingly. For the small tea cup, I used small Roses and Chrysanthemums. For the medium sized mug, I found a large bloom and used small sprays as accents. And for the taller cup, I used a floral piece that would give it even more height and then filled in the lower area with Ranunculus. Once you find the cup or mug you wish to use, find flowers that will best suit the height, style or color of the container.
1. Start the day before and apply the Floral Spray Foam inside cup or mug. Fill about halfway up from the bottom. The foam will gradually expand and dry over the curing period, 12 to 24 hours.
Note: Or use dried foam that you can purchase in the floral department of your local craft store. Cut the foam down to fit inside the cup and one half inch just below the rim. Apply a small amount of hot glue with the Portable Glue Gun to secure the foam inside the cup.
2. Cut the larger stems (up to one half inch) with the Professional Grade Stem Cutter to the desired height. Its table top design and ease of use makes this part of floral arranging a snap!
3. Insert the focal floral pieces first. I added the pink Roses, the green Peony and the lavender Lilac to the arrangements first.
4. Next, cut the smaller floral pieces using the Floral Multi Snip Tool and insert around the focal pieces.
5. Tuck small pieces of dried moss around the stems to cover up the foam.