Decorative moisture beads offer a colorful and textural alternative
to water in this modern arrangement.
Design by Christina M. Burton, AIFD
Much of the charm of this
youthful, sophisticated arrangement lies in its foundation. Although
clear glass receptacles typically lend themselves best to
arrangements in water, this modern square vase is filled with
moisture beads that act as a decorative mechanic for holding the
botanicals—a dramatic mix of flowers and foliages—in place.
Self-adhesive gems, in addition to resembling miniature versions of
the red moisture beads, add delicate flair to narrow blades of bear
grass, which contribute movement to the asymmetrical design.
Note: Be sure to follow the instructions on the moisture
beads packaging; it is important to mix the beads with water before
pouring the desired amount into the vessel.
Freesias and bear grass from The Sun Valley Group; ‘Hot Lady’
rose, Thryptomene calycina and Caladium leaves
from favorite suppliers; Square Vase from Syndicate Sales; Deco
Beads from JRM Chemical; Bling It On Self-Adhesive Rhinestones from
“magic marbles” recipe
1 ‘Hot Lady’ rose
2 stems Freesias
3 Caladium leaves
6 blades bear grass
10 adhesive rhinestones
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