I'm not sure how I ended up watching the floral arrangement class on Skillshare. I was thinking about flowers I needed for an upcoming party, had just bought a beautiful arrangement for Grammie for Thanksgiving, and thought "I could do this." You know how it goes. I got some great tips from this online class. These classes are not free, and the classes are hit and miss, but I have found some really good ones. I watched another one over on Creativebug. Again not free, but these classes are all rock solid. I also teach classes for Creativebug, so I am biased, but really, they are all so good and the production is top-notch.
This arrangement above uses flowers/greens from the arrangements below (about 10 days later) but I added roses. It's also way past it's prime in this photo, but I have always liked flowers kind of decayed, so I kept them longer than necessary. It looked much better (not rotten) before I took this photo.
Here's the big arrangement I made from Trader Joe's flowers. I was going to just use greens from our yard, but they had greens for a great price.
I had so much left over that I was able to make this arrangement, too. This was so fun. All these flowers (except the roses I added later) were under $25. Insane. And they lasted so long—the glads opened and just took over. I am pinning floral inspiration like crazy and looking at flowers in a whole new way.
We had a lovely New Year's at the beach (I knit a hat and read 2 books) and came home to snow and icy roads and needed chains to get down our hill. Now we need milk and I have to unpack and do laundry. Pete and one daughter walked to the store with backpacks to get food and are trudging back, but I have warm gingerbread waiting for them. Winter feels good right now.