Thursday, October 14, 2010

Flower Gift Display

Ok backstory a little... my brother recently started dating this girl. She's a dancer from one of the local high schools. Last night was the area-wide Cheer/Dance competition. So of course he was going to go support her and stuff.

Well yesterday afternoon he calls me and asks if I can find RED DAISIES. Yea, not as easy as it sounds. Lots of places wanted to charge an arm and a leg. Well I found a place that I got all of my corsages and stuff from in high school. They had some red-ish flowers. So I went over there and took a few pics and messaged them to my brother. He picked one out (a maroon color with gold ends... really pretty) and asked for a dozen. Each stem was $2.50. I thought that was per flower but really, each stem has like 3-5 flowers.

It was going to be an extra $15 or so for "presentation". My brother's words... "Just get the flowers. I'll put 'em in a Walmart bag." No joke. That's what he told me. I argued that I'd do something when I got home. Well the flower lady must have heard me arguing with him because she handed me a sheet of tissue paper (free of charge) in case I wanted to do something.

So I get the flowers and get home. I'm trying to figure out how to wrap them with the tissue paper but to no avail. I'm on the phone with my mom and she suggests just putting them in a vase. I wasn't too sure because I knew my brother would complain about having to carry it around. We decided to do it anyways (he's a boy... what does he know?).

I trimmed the ends some and arranged them in a vase. I spent FOREVER trying to figure out how to make a bow. My mom got home about this time and helped me finish. I just googled how. I fastened the bow with a silver twist tie I found. Then attached a rubber band to the back. This helped it stay on the vase (the vase was a straight one).

Then my mom wanted to give her some earrings (my mom makes jewelry, mostly earrings). I picked out some pearl ones. We then looped them to the center of the bow... REALLY PRETTY :)

I took them outside and took some pictures with the borrowed SLR camera.... oooh the pictures came out SO BEAUTIFUL. I think I'm in LOVE :)

So without further ado... PICTURES!

Yep, my brother picked out these flowers... what good taste!

A close up of the bow and earrings...

When my brother saw them, he was like "I don't think she wears pearls." Well guess what... She LOVED everything! Even the earrings. Take that little brother! I dare you to doubt me and mom again!

Alright well that's all for today! Have a great FRIDAY :)


Young and Crafty said...

I don't know what girl WOULDN'T wear those gorgous earrings!

Becky said...

heres hoping my husband comes to you for flower advice some time! that is SO cute!

Anestazia said...

Heyyy! I'm stopping by from Sassy Sites Blog Hop! Absolutely love your blog!

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" said...

Oh that turned out very nice!!!

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

How pretty!! Good job on the bow too Courtney!

The earrings are very lovely! The girlfriend will love it! And I'm sure she will appreciate the presentation that took you for EVER to do..hehe

Jessica Cook said...

BEAUTIFUL! Every girl LOVES pearls! :) I LOVE the idea of making your own arrangement! Sooo sweet!

Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

Aw I love this!! And I really love those earrings! Your mom should make an etsy shop :) I don't wear too much jewelry but I LOVE pearls!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Very cute! I love the way the earrings look in the center of the bow!
Thanks for linking up to Craft Catwalk! Hope to see you there next week :)

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