Tuesday, 14 February 2017

ikebana - Daffodil arrangement for £2

I went on a long windy walk with the dog yesterday, the sun was shining and I enjoyed the fresh air.

It also gave me a chance to collect some fallen twigs for my next ikebana arrangement. I found some fallen willow which is lovely to work with as it bends easily.

I picked up a bunch of daffodils for £1 on the way home from the supermarket and a blue circular dish from the pound shop.

I wanted to see if  I could make a decent arrangement for £2 including the container. I am working on the challenge of #fivefrugalthings for this week. I think this is going to be number one.

ikebana daffodils

This is my my ikebana daffodil arrangement, I used nine out of the  fifteen daffodils in the bunch, the rest are happy in a vase. I could have used less but I liked the way this group looked. 

I am sure people can do fabulous arrangements for free from flowers in their garden. I live in a flat so its the great outdoors and whatever flowers I can afford or grow indoors.

ikebana  £2 arrangement

 I thought the pale blue dish went nice with the yellow of the daffodils. You certainly can`t go wrong for £1. I am hoping to have quite a collection of containers by the summer.

Charity shops are a great place to look and when the weather improves don`t forget carboot sales.

 You can find lots of tips on youtube for ikebana flower arranging, I like this one by a ikebana  master.


and this one which shows you how to make a lovely ikebana gift


ikebana, flowers, flower arranging, daffodils, willow, poundshop

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