How To Use Fishbowl Vases
How To Use Fishbowl Vases
Fishbowl vases allow for a lovely and really easy flower arrangement wherein the flowers could last longer, too. Using vibrant calla lilies, this video shows how to arrange flowers in a fishbowl vase.
I'm going to show you now how to create a lovely arrangement of flowers in a fishbowl vase. It's very simple, easy to do and because they have their own little green house, the flowers actually last even longer. The trend at the moment is to actually have the flowers inside rather than outside but of course, you can do that as well.
But this idea is using the zantedeschia, otherwise known as the calla lily, and I'm going to show you an alternative by adding a little of this flexigrass. You can buy them from the florist very easily and it is circular in structure so it doesn't cut your hands as bear grass can which is another grass that looks good in design as well. So first of all, I take my clean fishbowl and I pour clean water into the fishbowl and then I take my zantedeschia, my calla, which has been a very fashionable and popular flower for some time.
Allow the stem to be in the water and let it bend and move. There is lots of rhythm in this design and you can do something like this with as few as 5 stems. This is a large fishbowl and of course, it doesn't need to be this size.
If the stem, as this is done, is broken slightly, is bended, no problem at all. I'm going to keep that back and add that at the end and you will see how it can be used to advantage. So, gently place and very few of them will actually crease like that but take them through like that.
I quite like one just breaking in the rim of the container and can be seen like this. So again, this is an arrangement that can be made in seconds. That one's quite bent so I decided to put that away.
Get rid of those stems and I have got 10 stems here. That's all you need. What else could you do this with? You could do it beautifully with tulips.
Another good flower is chinchirichi or ornithogalum but it's otherwise known as star of Bethlehem. Again, it's got that really gorgeous bendy stem and works like a dream in this sort of design. But today, we're using a lovely calla called mango and I'm going to take this last one which has got the broken stem, just cut it short and place it there, using the crossing stems to support the flower.
Now if you wanted to, with the flexigrass, you could just add a different dimension by pulling it or turning it into a circle and gently angling it into the bowl so that you've got an extra dimension to the design. So, the choice is yours. You can either use the grass or just leave them.
One last alternative is to use aluminium wire which would again give another dimension. So this, I would place in the center of my table. It can be seen and admired from all directions and perhaps I could just trim that off as a final touch and hope that none would drop actually into the bowl itself, so you've got an easy design to last you a week. .