3 steps to DIY Teapot Flower Arrangement
With Mothering Sunday just under a month away (March 14th 2021), it is time to get your thinking caps on for how you can spoil the special ladies in your life! With Mother’s Day this year being different to usual due COVID-19 restrictions impacting us all, you can go the extra mile for Mum whether you can see her in person or love her from afar.
We love the idea of planning an Afternoon Tea for your Mum – whether that be round the dining room table if your in the same household, or over Zoom so you can still all celebrate! Get baking home made scones, slice some finger sandwiches, warm up mini sausage rolls, lay the table beautifully and spend an afternoon chatting to Mum whilst enjoying some delicious treats.
And the perfect flowers to arrange for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea theme has to be Teapot Flowers Arrangement. Our favourite blooms to use for this arrangement are Spring tulips and Roses in a selection of pretty pinks and whites, and for the foliage Eucalyptus and gypsophila are great options.
Step by step to DIY Teapot Flower Arrangement
You will need:
- Selection of fresh flowers
- Scissors or secateurs
- Floral foam (optional)
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How to arrange your Teapot Flowers
Step 1 Time for tea
Find your perfect teapot to be your container. This could be fabulous vintage cast iron teapot, stainless steel teapot or stylish china teapot. Give it a good rinse with warm soapy water to ensure is sparkling clean, then fill with tap water half way OR cut your floral foam to size, soak and place inside the vase.
Step 2 Prep your flowers
Measure your flower up against the teapot, so you can see how much of the stem you need to snip off. Cut the stem using floristry scissors at a 45 degree angle, so that the flower heads will sit just above the neck of the container.
Remove all leaves and foliage that will fall below the water line, this helps prevent rotting and bacteria forming.
Step 3 Arrange
Carefully place the flowers stem by stem into the teapot – you won’t need loads as the neck of the teapot is a lot smaller than a standard vase. Focus the flowers to be positioned in the centre, then add foliage round the edge so that the leaves gracefully flow over the side.
And Ta-Da! Simply position as the main centrepiece on your beautifully laid Afternoon Tea table for Mum to enjoy her thoughtful surprise.