Three oyster shells I got at a flee market and I sure knew what to do with them the moment I saw them. I “topped” the shells with mini silk arrangements.
A prosperous 2017 and many moments of happiness.
To make mini silk floral arrangements I use small bowls varying in a diameter of 2 in. (approx 5 cm.) to 3.5-4 in. (approx. 9 cm.) The small containers I get at a Goodwill store.
First image: Nine roses, the inner circle has three- and the outer circle has six roses. Around the roses I inserted ivy leaves, lavender and pink flowers to finish. Used a 3 inch bowl.
Second image: A close up of the rose.
Third and fourth image: Of the remainder of the silk flowers I made a second arrangement in an egg cup. Same arrangement taken from two different sides. Used an egg cup.
For these mini silk arrangements I used candle holders.
The candle holders and other mini containers for making silk arrangements I go to a garage sale or browse in a Goodwill store.
Mini silk arrangements do fit almost anywhere in your home. In a windowsill, on a bookshelf, or on a dressing table. They can be placed on a etagere and are also a nice give-away, what I often do.
A small silk arrangement of anemones and crocuses
Usually I like to make silk arrangements from tiny to medium. It works close and often I have to use tweezers to put the stems in place. The size of this container is 2 1/2 inch (approx 6 1/2 centimeter).
There is always an empty spot where you put a small arrangement like this. I also give them away and most of the time it is appreciated.
A Biedermeier Silk Floral Arrangement of Pink Roses. Easy to clean by means of a soft- or feather brush or a handheld hair blow dryer