Super pretty, but at $300 and $350 a pop, I wasn't really feeling it. So hubbie and I (who patiently waited around for me at the store for at least half an hour) decided that we should try to make our own! I liked the one of the left for the drape-y thing it had going on, and the one on the right because it had hydrangeas in it. I seriously can't WAIT to have a yard so I can have some of my own!
In any case, after some careful selecting and checking back with the arrangements to get some ideas for what they had in them, I had a pretty nice looking vase! Even better, all the flowers were half off. With my 40% off coupon for the vase, it ended up being about $60 total. Not exactly cheap, but seemed like a bargain compared to what Michael's was charging for the pre-made version.
The only problem with my arrangement was the lack of any natural elements. In the pictures above, there were some nicely shaped sticks in there that gave it a balanced shape. There were some bunches of sticks that you could purchase, but some some stubborn part of me objected to paying $12 for something you could easily find outside. So, of course....to the park we went! Took a walk in the usual wooded area that we like, and found some very excellent specimens that I thought would work very well:
|My pile-o sticks!|
Included this one at another link party!