You have a particular look in mind, but you don’t have a suitable vase. No problem. With self-drying clay, a leaf with an unusual structure and the loveliest peonies you can upgrade your vase in a flash!
What you need:
- Self-drying clay
- A clean bottle
- 2 glass vases
- Cutting board
- Aluminium foil
- Other flowers, we used: lilies, lathyrus, delphinium, veronica, bupleurum and rhodante
How to make it
Unroll the aluminium foil on the cutting board, and place a leaf with lots of structure - like a peony leaf - on top. Roll the clay out on this until it’s a thin layer approximately 7 mm thick.
It looks best if the clay covers around 3/4 of the vase. Take account of this when you’re rolling out the clay. Wrap the clay around the vase and remove the foil and the leaf.
Cut and arrange the flowers, fill the vase with water and place the bouquet in your new vase with its temporary summer jacket. A new look in 10 minutes!
The next step
If you want something truly different, you can make a whole new vase out of the self-drying clay. You can use the existing vases as a mould. Or alternatively you could opt for entirely new shape - let your imagination run wild.