Ivy Vases are still a very popular choice for wedding flowers. They are great on reception tables because you can have a floral arrangement that is low so that your guests can see one another across the table. Even if you do a grouping of 3 or 5 they still have quite an impact but are low and don’t obstruct your vision.
But what do you do if you’ve purchased 28 ivy vases for your wedding? Once the wedding is over you can pack them up and wait for one of your cousins to need them but then you have to store them somewhere.
What if you were to use them for another big occasion?
Often, when I’m doing floral design with “silks” I have leaves left over. I don’t usually keep them because I could easily end up with garbage bags full of the things. But I really liked the size and quality of these hydrangea leaves so I decided to keep them.
And now they will be great to embellish this left over ivy bowl with for another occasion!
So I wiped down an ivy bowl with window cleaner, snipped off the bulky ends of the leaves and heated up my hot glue gun.
I ran a bead of hot glue down the center of the leaf and quickly placed it on the side of the ivy bowl.
I went around the bowl with the leaves overlapping them at the sides just a bit
Then I went around a second time. Finally I added a couple of bits of natural cotton twine and tied it in a knot.
This looks really nice in the dark with the candle light filtered through the leaves and it’s a perfect use for containers you may have bought for a wedding or shower!
Be sure to visit my After the Wedding Ivy Bowls – Rose Petal Bowls for another way to embellish these little gems.