You DID Flowers: Reader’s Snapshot – Perfect poseys & bright bouquets

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It’s been a little while since we shared a reader’s snapshot with you, and man oh man do we have a great example to share with you this week! Susan O. sent a puzzling problem our way and as we talked through how she could handle it, she took off and created these five stunning arrangements.

Her puzzling problem:

Her entire extended family (18 people!) were gathering to celebrate a 90th birthday.  The big event was in a reserved private room at a restaurant in downtown D.C.  The restaurant suggested she make 4 arrangements (one for each side) to cover the table space they would have available.

Her solution:

Working with flowers she chose from Costco (green mums, bright pink roses, and an assortment of other blooms and greens), Susan chose to go the hand-tied bouquet route that we learned about back in November to create full, beautiful and professional looking bouquets for her table. She chose simple square vases from Michaels, and hid the stems from view with a large tropical leaf within the vase. As a first timer with this technique she admitted it was a little nerve-wracking to try it out, but with such a great occasion, it was time to take the plunge!


How amazing are those?! You’d never know it was her first time creating hand-tied bouquets, and the feedback from the dinner party was superb!

Have you tried a new flower technique recently? Share your photos and stories with us at and see your hardwork during the next installment of You DID Flowers: Reader’s Snapshot!

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