Saturday, September 20, 2008

If you can't have prose

As a girl I am biologically predisposed to enjoy soft, pretty things.

As a spazz I am unlikely to ever actually create these beautiful things...but I am never one to dismiss cleverness.

This is how to create those lovely round topiaries we see on tv and at home decorating stores. Turns out all you have to do is hack away at a square florist's cube until its semi-round and stick in a bunch of flowers. Its so obvious now!

How about these adorable rose cubes? Gas stations are always advertising $5 bouqets of a dozen roses. Sure, they may not be macro lens ready but I'm sure they would look adorable inside of ice cubes. All it needs is a few cans of Cherry Pepsi to complete the romance.

What you’ll need:
12 spray roses (the small ones)
12 twist ties
2 wooden skewers
1 ice tray
Floral tape

1. To keep the roses submerged in the ice trays, we have to build a framework that will weigh them down. Cut the spray roses, leaving about 2 inches of stem, and use twist ties to attach the stems to the skewers.

2. Place the roses, which are attached to the skewers, upside down in their individual ice compartments of the tray.

3. Tape down the skewers at the ends of the ice tray to keep everything from floating when you add water. Your ice tray should look like the one in the photo.

4. Add water to the ice tray and freeze overnight.