I've had this little floral project on my to-do list for quite some time, and I finally got my act in gear to put it together. It was first posted over the summer on one of my favourite blogs, Food + Flower + Style. The arrangement is easy to assemble but the result is so elegant---and versatile, too. You can use any blossom you choose and can even change them up with new flowers as the old ones get tired.
The process is simple. Just buy some kitty grass and poke it into the container of your choice. Of course if you want the grass to last for any length of time, it's best to leave it in its plastic drainage pot and just slip that pot into a prettier one (I picked the above pots up at Ikea for $2 each). Then trim down the stem of your chosen flower---Dahlias in this instance---and gently lodge it in the bed of grass. Such a budget-friendly centerpiece for dinner parties, or even a shower or DIY wedding!
If you're not familiar with the Food + Flower + Style blog, you've got to go visit. The posts are gorgeous to look at and a pleasure to read: dreamy and contemplative yet instructive too. And it seems like they have some exciting plans in the works for fall, so check it out!