After the excess of the Christmas decorations, I went for a simple, fresh design. I was able to keep some of the amaryllis flowers from last week’s design; as I had just a few individual blooms on a short stem the ideal design was to float them in a bowl. A low bowl with floating flowers looks lovely on a coffee table, or as a table centre for a party. You could use lilies or for a more fun look, gerbera. This is also a perfect way to display hellebores, which should be appearing in gardens soon. In this design I used glass cubes, but you could vary what you put in the vase – from natural stones to more glittery accessories. The advantage of this design is it forces you to appreciate the flower close up – this particular flower made me think of a Georgia O’Keefe painting and of course her words…
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the
How to create
A very simple design to create. Put your glass or stones in the bowl. Cut off the flower heads with minimal stem. Add water then float the flowers on top.