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While I absolutely love fresh flowers, I have to admit I've never been a big fan of roses. They're over priced (and even more so for holidays), and frankly, I think they're kind of boring. I'd far prefer a dramatic bouquet of cut tulips any day — like this fun, Spring-like arrangement that I made yesterday!
It was really easy to put together — all you need are tulips, a lemon, and a mason jar. I think Le Parfait jars are so pretty, but they can get a little spendy. You can often find just the bottoms at thrift stores when the lids get broken, which is perfect for flower arrangements.
The first thing you'll want to do is trim about an inch off the bottom of each flower to allow them to take in more water so they last longer. Fill your jar with water and arrange the flowers. Then slice up your lemon into 1/4" rounds and tuck them into the jar around the flower stems.
The lemons will have the tendency to float to the top, but the stems should help anchor them into place. I'd just recommend adding them where you plan to display your arrangement so you don't have to move it after you get them placed exactly where you want them.
And that's it — a beautiful arrangement that takes only minutes to put together.
Two lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will win a $25 gift card to the craft store of their choice — Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joanne Fabrics — to put together their own tulip arrangement!
Just leave a comment on this post sharing which store you would choose and what kind of arrangement you’d like to do!
This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2012 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. At the end of the Contest Period one entrant will be selected by the Sponsor from the eligible pool of entries. Read the complete official rules. Good luck!
Hobby Lobby and I love Calla Lilies!
Hobby Lobby! I would choose a gerbera daisy arrangement.
JoAnn Fabrics. I would make the tulip arrangement that you displayed!
I’d choose Hobby Lobby.
I’m looking forward to using beautiful hydrangeas from my garden with lemons and plump blueberries. Can’t wait!
I’m looking forward to using beautiful hydrangeas from my garden with lemons and plump blueberries. Can’t wait! I love to shop at Joann’s.
I would choose a purple flower- maybe tulips, iris, or lillies. I would choose a gift card from Hobby Lobby. [email protected]
My wife loves yellow flowers.
I would choose Hobby Lobby.
I would try to use hydrangeas.
Hobby Lobby and JoAnn are my favorite places… :)
Daisies and yellow roses!
I like Michaels best…
Sharon Kay Boeding
Tulips from Hobby Lobby.
Michael’s! I love daffodils
I would like a hobby lobby card because we dont have the other stores where we live. I would use daisies or we have Peonies in the yard and they would look and smell good.
Hobby lobby, like to Cala lilies or tulips.
I would pick Michael’s and I would do something with lilies in memory of my dad! When I got married I couldn’t decide on flowers, my dad suggested lilies and they were perfect! They’ve had a special place in my heart since.
I’d pick iris in yellow & purple right now–they’re in season & gorgeous. Later my favorite flower would be carnations–smell so delicious, & so prettily ruffled. I’m not sure which Craft store, I love Michael’s, Beverly’s & Joann”s! (Gotta say the Dollar Tree has some great craft things & the price is always right.)
Joanne Fabrics please, and i would do bird house bursting with flowers that would attract humming birds.
I like Hobby Lobby. I love tulips also. Right now, I have a vase of tulips in the living room and they are yellow and red! Nice and bright!
I would use lilacs and would pick Michaels… thank you!
Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and I carnation arraignment.
I love to do arrangements with sunflowers! I would choose a Michael’s gift card.
I love hobby lobby and love anything with roses.
I would go to Joann’s and do a lily arrangement.
JOANNS I would do the tulips They look great
great looking tulip display
Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and I would do rainbow colors :)
Tulips are so beautiful Thanks for the giveaway. I love crafting!!!
A daisy arrangement from Hobby Lobby! Thanks.
An arrangemnt made with Calla Lilies and would love to use in Joanne Fabric to complete some DIY projects for the house. Hope I win. Thanks