what he thought were psychoactive drugs in john’s coffee
5 Flower Arranging Tips
1. Think Outside the Vase
Who says your gorgeous arrangement should be limited to a vase? Get creative and try placing your flowers in a mason jar, ceramic bowl or even a teacup!
To make your life easier, place clear cellophane tape in a grid, across the top of your bowl, vase or jar. This is especially important if you’re working with a wide-mouthed bowl or vase because the flowers will have a tendency to fall over otherwise.
3. Snip Your Stems
To keep your flowers healthy, snip the bottom of each stem at a 45-degree angle before placing it in your vase. This step allows the flowers to absorb the most water possible. And, if you really want to make your arrangement last, cut the stems every few days.
4. Play with Texture
Uniform arrangements of one type of flower make a lovely and bold statement, but if you’re mixing multiple types, bring in a variety of textures to give it more dimension and interest. Try bunching dense flowers with pops of airier sprigs sprinkled throughout, like the arrangement above.
5. Consider Placement
To help your gorgeous arrangement last longer, keep it off televisions, appliances or heating or cooling units, which give off heat and wilt flowers. The ideal spot for your arrangement is somewhere out of direct sunlight and away from hot or cold drafts.
When in doubt think simple and classic and just have fun with it!
Have you tried your hand at flower arranging?
DIY Embroidered Paper Book Cover from Urban Threads here. I was asked this question recently by someone who wanted more options for covering her school books. I’m going through my “books” and “printables” tags to see what other book covers I have. I also posted a link to some really cool graphic “GO AWAY” printable covers here.
Another funny one…
“A series of bilateral drawings in which the artist explores the use of his body as a tool of measurement to inscribe geometries through movement and course”
wow. his hands will be forever unclean.
Yu/his swim trunks otp
Kickass Comestibles of the Day: Donna @ Apron Strings has a special place in her culinary cardiovascular system for cracking eggs into veggies. Back in December she experimented with eggs in avocado slices, and last week she gave Onion Ring Sunny-side Up Eggs a shot.
This is a great version of the eggs in veggie ring molds – sauteed onions are so delicious, and give a nice tang to the eggs. And they are, of course, beautiful on a plate!
If you’re feeling egg-venturous (sorry), you can follow Donna’s instructions here and make your own.