Surprise guests with a flower arrangement in School Colors!
A small arrangement in school drink tumbler adds to a tailgate setting. I used a combination of red, white, and blue, in a variety of flowers-Delphiniums, Carnations, and Pom-poms with Baby’s Breath. These are the colors of my Alma Mater, the University of South Alabama. Choose the tumbler and colors of your favorite team!
You Will Need:
Wet Floral Foam
Begin this arrangement by preparing the tumbler. Cut the floral foam to fit the tumbler and extend out of the tumbler about 1”. Saturate the foam and place in the tumbler.
I chose to arrange this in a triangular, one-sided design. I begin by placing a tall blue delphinium to the back of the center of the floral foam. This stem should be 1 ½ times the height of the tumbler. Next, place another stem of delphinium to the side of the tumbler, resting on the rim. It should be half the length of the first flower. Add another delphinium on the opposite side of the tumbler. Add a fourth stem of delphinium by placing it shorter than the tall stem and to left. Place another stem of delphinium shorter the last stem and on the opposite side of the tumbler.
I then added the red carnations. Take a carnation shorter than the tall delphinium and place it between the tall delphinium and to the right. Fill in with more red carnations. The carnations should be shorter, and behind the blue delphiniums. Be sure not to make the red carnations at the same height. Follow the same triangular design.
Finish the design by adding the white pom-poms. Place these blooms shorter than the red carnations. This gives depth to the arrangement. Be sure to place some white blooms close to the foam. Add Baby’s Breath throughout the arrangement. Place the arrangement in the tub of ice to keep the flowers fresher!