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Last night, my dad was having a hard time buying flowers for the tombs we were going to visit today. He felt that the flower arrangements sold were a bit pricey. *kuripot mode* Just to make things easier (and cheaper) for them, I volunteered to make the flower arrangements myself and just have them buy the flowers sold by dozen.
To be honest, I was a bit pressured (Oo, pressured talaga ang term) because I really had no idea how to make flowers come together and look presentable for a tomb. I saw the florists around and observed that they just insert the flowers in the “sponge” (I’m not really sure what that green thing is called) until they came up with a certain presentation. It looked easy, but being somewhat “artsy”, I don’t want to disappoint my parents and of course, myself, with the outcome of the flower arrangements I’ll be doing. I can be really conscious in certain artsy stuffs I do because they I believe they speak for me.
Anyway, before starting with my “task” for the All Souls’ Day Celebration, I gathered some green leaves from our yard and was lucky enough to find a certain type of flower species which was fitted to be the centerpiece of my flower arrangement. It was so pretttty and I don’t even know what it is called! But it is indeed pretty, don’t you agree? :)
What we were able to buy from last night were some Chrysanthemums, violet baby’s breath flowers, and some others which I can’t identify. Haha! Sorry!
Anyway, I started with a positive attitude hoping that everything will turn out fine, presentable, and of course, worth the time and effort! Thankfully, God did not fail me with this “work of art”. I was able to finish 3 arrangements in almost 2 hours. Yeah, kinda slow but every second was worth the trial and error. The plus factor was it turned out unique! Not just like those flowers almost everyone is bringing. (I am starting to be proud here.Hehe)
Here are snaps of my products for the day -
Even my mom was happy about the results and started joking that I can already have a “flower arrangement” sidelinebusiness next year! How supportive! haha! 200 pesos for this, take it or leave it? :) Pwede???
Maybe this post can inspire you to have a do it yourself flower arrangement for next year or even when you have special occasions to attend to. Why not?! A little experiment won’t hurt. Plus it can also unleash your inner creativity. And also, this can be therapeutic, having created something can make you feel good! Obtaining a sense of achievement! ;)
And if you’re wondering how much I spent for these? around 350 pesos for everything! It pays to have greens in your backyard, no need to spend on leaves! ;)
Something productive which made my sembreak a bit worthwhile.
Happy Long Weekend everyone!:)