Friday, April 6, 2012

Frogs For Flower Arranging and More!






Mr. S brought these daffodils home from the grocery store last night!
Wasn't that sweet?


Well.....I think it was really to keep me from cutting the daffodils in the garden!



He knows me so well.....




 Daffodils are such cheerful flowers!


But they are a little hard to arrange!


If you just stick them in a vase....they flop over and look kind of sloppy!

What to do?



Maybe having floppy daffodils isn't exactly something to lose sleep over....
but there is a solution!

Ribbit....Ribbit....Ribbit!  Read on to see what it is!



Use a frog....yup a Flower Frog makes arranging flowers like daffodils and tulips easy!
 If you don't have any of these little guys....I suggest you start looking for them at flea markets, antique stores and of course thrift stores.
You can even buy them new a Michael's...but what fun is that?


Flower frogs simply support the stems of the flowers....well duh!
The glass ones are nice because they sort of disappear in the bottom of the vase or dish.

 I used this low dish with the frog support the daffodils and then added some pachysandra clippings to make it look like the flowers are still in the garden!

And speaking of pachysandra.....what a great plant....even in Minnesota it stays green all winter!
I used more clippings to create this window box arrangement over the kitchen sink!
Pachysandra is kind of a "natural" flower frog!

I found these great links about flower frogs....I thought  I had enough of them....but after reading these....I need MORE!

Good Old Martha....of course she knows everything about flower frogs!!!

Here is a whole pinterest board about every flower frog imaginable...I started following it as soon as I found it!

Look here....this blog post is a tutorial for DYI flower frogs from Mason Jar Lids...how smart is that!

You will love to see how Lisa at 161Street uses her flower frogs....I just started following her blog...great stuff!

So HOP To it!!!!  Get a frog and start arranging!

Have a Great Weekend!

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