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Lilac Centerpiece

You can boost the height and visual drama of any arrangement with the help of a serving bowl from the kitchen or china cabinet. Set a vase inside the bowl, and then fill both vessels with billowing flowers.

Lilac Centerpiece

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2009

Introduction

Resources: Floral adhesive and foam available from Dorothy Biddle Service.

Tips: Floral adhesive will hold the vase securely in place but is easy to remove. Hammer the tips of the lilac stems until frayed. This will help them absorb water.

materials

  • Serving bowl

  • Plastic wrap

  • Tall vase

  • Floral adhesive

  • Blocks of floral foam, cut to fit bowl and soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes

  • Lilacs (or other flowers)

steps

  1. Line bowl with plastic wrap.

  2. Place floral adhesive on underside of vase. Set vase in bowl.

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  3. Fill bowl with soaked floral foam. Arrange lilac stems in foam.

  4. Add water to vase, and fill with more lilacs.

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