One of the most popular gifts to get and give… a bottle of wine. It’s simple, quick, and who doesn’t enjoy a nice bottle of wine. But, it can be on the typical / maybe more boring side. Let’s change that and dress up the bottle of wine with flowers!!
couldn’t be more simple! here’s what you need:
- bottle of wine or really bottle of anything
- a zip tie
- a small cube of oasis flower foam
- 10 or so stems of flowers, greenery
The how to:
- soak your oasis piece in water for a couple minutes
- zip tie your oasis piece onto the bottle so it’s secure without pulling too tight causing the oasis to break apart
- tie your ribbon around the zip tie and oasis – acting as a camouflage to hide the zip tie and some of the oasis
- TIP: since you are using a very small piece of oasis, you do not want to overload with flowers / there isn’t going to be a lot of room so use your flowers as best you can to cover the oasis without overload
- add your flowers – start with shorter stems to “hide” the oasis (about 3), then add your longer stems, and fill in where needed
- TIP: when selecting your flowers, try to pick flowers with a thin stem (will go more easily into the oasis) and pick flowers that are more light vs heavy (more texture / greenery vs large blooms)
These purple flower stems are a great thin size. The zinnias are great because they are light weight, but can’t add too many due to a thicker stem
- best if made the day of and given to on that day as the flowers don’t hold up the best in such a small amount of oasis.
- working with this small oasis piece can be frustrating if you aren’t used to working with oasis a lot like I am, so have patience and a soft hand when putting in the flower stems. They need to be secure, but don’t jam them all the way in because the oasis will get filled up and could possible break apart.
- you will know when your oasis is full because you won’t be able to find a new spot for any more stems – that’s when you know you’re finished. Don’t try to force any stems in.
- I had 7 zinnia stems and 5 purple flower stems and that was all I could fit. The zinnia stems were a little too thick, but it’s all I had so made them work.
- when cutting your flowers, leave a little of the greenery on so it acts as an oasis cover up without adding more stems. All the greenery you see here, has been left on the zinnia flower stem.
Cutie! Now that’s a gift I’d love to receive!