I had to make arrangements for 8 tables. I wanted to keep it simple. I did not want the arrangements to get in the way of dinner plates and glasses, nor did I want them to obstruct the vision of people conversing at the table, so I needed low vases.
Since the menu was all Mexican, I decided to use the following for the arrangements: key limes, dehydrated red hot peppers, and Gerbera daisies (one of my favorite flowers), and some sprigs of Salidago. That's Mexican right!
So here is what I did.
I could not afford the vases I wanted. They were $13.00 each. I ended up buying $6.00 canisters. They are only 6" tall. The top pops right off and they make great vases. I rehydrated the peppers by putting them in a bowl of water. I put another bowl on top to keep them submerged. I left them in overnight thought a couple of hours should be enough.
1. Begin by choosing the flowers you want in your vase. I decided on one color per vase. Place a vase near the edge of the table or counter. Hold the flower stems next to vase to determine how much of the stem to cut off.
3. Take the peppers and stick them in the vase between the glass and the limes. Place as many as you like all around. Fill in the spaces between flowers with the Salidago sprigs. That's it. Simple right?