Filler …Floral Friday

When using clear glass vases, I sometimes like to add fill material to take the arrangements to a new level, because bare stems don’t always enhance the vases’ designs. Two different fillers are shown in today’s three projects.

The folded glass vase’s spiral detailing suggests a festive look. Multi-colored aquarium gravel serves as the filler and as the mechanical to keep the cheerful daisies in place.

The tall amber Kanawha art vase holds strips of balsa wood to add visual interest for the lower half of the container. The wood also serves to stabilize the camellia arrangement.

I don’t think hanging a burning candle on a wall is a good idea. However, I do like this votive holder. I used it as a wall pocket vase instead of its designed purpose. More aquarium gravel serves as filler and mechanical for the simple solitaire arrangement above the kitchen sink.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes essayist, translator, and poet, Mark Strand. “Poetry is, first and last, language. The rest is filler.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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