Flowers in Seashell Vases

I've been tear-sheeting a ton of old issues of Martha Steward Living and figured to post some of the best ideas from days gone by, you know, in case you missed them.

How about these flower arrangements in large seashells? It's fairly simple to recreate this project - be sure keep the flowers very simple (just a few stems of 2-3 varieties would look great!)

  1. Soak a block of floral foam in water for a few minutes until it's well saturated
  2. Cut foam to fit inside the shell's opening.
  3. Use a pencil or stick to make holes an inch or so deep in the foam for stems. Sturdy or wooden stems can be inserted directly into the foam.
  4. Combine greenery and flowers into an interesting arrangement of your choice.

If you're booking a destination wedding, be sure to share this idea with your local planner, they might know a great place that sells shells indigenous to the area your getting married. For brides state side, try Deltona Seashells. They have a great selection of large conch and whelks.

Posted on December 8, 2009 and filed under DIY, Flowers.