Happy Tuesday!! Kiana from Tulipina here, and I am excited to be personally sharing my first post as a coco+kelley contributor today.
Sometimes simplicity is everything you need to achieve beauty, and in this DIY we use three floral types to achieve a sensuous balance of organic and simple chic to celebrate the arrival of Spring!
I have had the vase for some time – a lovely find on the curb during an evening walk with the dog, believe it or not – and I knew that it would be a great vase for multiple types of arrangements. The jasmine came from my garden (with spring coming early to Northern California), and the geranium leaves and kumquats are from the San Francisco Flower Mart. Feel free to substitute as desired and as available in your location or climate.
What you’ll need:
- Geranium leaves, (I love all geranium leaves, but this particular variety is hardier than the rest)
- A few long stems of jasmine
- A few branches of kumquats or other small citrus.
- A wide vase or urn
Step 1: Begin by placing the jasmine inside your vase while allowing it to rest naturally within.
Step 2: Once you have achieved the desired fullness with the jasmine, add the kumquat branches in one corner of the arrangement so that they drop (or droop) down from the vase.
Step 3: Finally, add the geranium leaves randomly where there is remaining space.
I opted to place the bowl up on a cake stand to create a pedestal, which allows for a little more drama and natural cascading with the jasmine. You could create the same effect by doing the entire arrangement in an urn of your liking.
This makes a lovely dinner table centerpiece or corner piece, don’t you think?
*photography by angie cao