Spring Bouquet In a Radicchio Vase~DIY Flower Arranging Tutorial

“A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or not the sun be shining outside.”  A.A. Milne

All at once my garden has burst into bloom and there are so many gorgeous flowers to cut and arrange.  Overnight the daffodils, Ice Follies, have opened up and are in abundance for cutting.  I love using unusual containers for flower arranging.   I thought the purple of a head of radicchio would compliment these white and yellow beauties and suit their size.

imageFor this project you will need a head of radicchio, pruners, a bunch of flowers, oasis, a  paring knife and a serrated grapefruit  spoon.  Working on newspaper, cut a rectangular shape from the top of the radicchio, ensuring you don’t cut through the bottom.  Using the serrated spoon, remove the lettuce in the center until you have a cavity that can hold your bouquet.  Cut a piece of oasis to fit in this cavity.  Soak the oasis in water. Place in the cavity and arrange your flowers in the radicchio. The daffodils’ stems in my arrangment were just too soft to poke through the oasis, so I tied them with an elastic band and placed them in a small glass votive filled with water, which I concealed in the center of the lettuce in place of the oasis.  Once you have cut the top of the lettuce you will be able to gently peel back some of the leaves to give the “vase” a pretty ruffled edge.  Whimsical and so darling!  A trio of these would be just gorgeous in the center of a spring table.

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To see some other vegetable vases, please check out my asparagus-wrapped rose bouquet here or my snow pea-azalea arrangement here.

Daffodils by Berthe Morrisot, 1885, Private Collection Image courtesy of wikiart.org

Daffodils by Berthe Morrisot, 1885, Private Collection Image courtesy of wikiart.org

Sharing this flower arrangement with Angie and the talented bloggers at Fiesta Friday!

16 thoughts on “Spring Bouquet In a Radicchio Vase~DIY Flower Arranging Tutorial

  1. Officially welcoming you to Fiesta Friday Johanne :). I’ve already told you how gorgeous this looks and so wonderfully creative too. Enjoy your weekend, tomorrow they’re predicting 76 deg… woooo hooooooo!

  2. So pretty!! I bought a seedless watermelon that’s also tasteless. I seriously can’t pick a watermelon! Maybe I should just turn it into a vase! 🙂

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