Martha Stewart Living, Volume 55 December/January 1997/1998
Choose a new or antique vase. Fill it with all the supplies necessary to create and maintain a healthy bouquet. Place a metal frog at the bottom.
Add some packaged floral clay, a sachet of cutting-plant seeds, a pair of flower scissors, and some cut-flower food.
Wrap the vase in tissue paper or cellophane, and finish with a bow. And don't hesitate to attach a personalized tag with your favorite growing and arranging tips.
Large or small vases
Packaged floral clay
Cellophane wrapping material
Sometimes the process behind creating something beautiful is just as interesting and inspirational as the final product. Entice a friend into learning more about cut flowers with this step-by-step flower-arranging kit.