When life gives you lemons, make lemon filled vases for your flowers! The saying goes something like that… right? A flower arrangement is the easiest and most elegant way to elevate your home, but most people (like us) can’t afford fresh flower bouquets every week. So when we do buy them for celebratory occasions or when we need a little cheerer-upper, they make our homes feel extra special.
The addition of sliced lemons takes an already beautiful arrangement to the next level, just in time for the warm June weather. It’s more time consuming for sure, but the result is worth it. Our lemon flower arrangement is the perfect addition to the patio table, just in time for this week’s early summer BBQs and rosé nights with the girls.
- Lemons (each lemon makes about 5-6 slices, so the number depends on your vase size)
- A vase that stands straight up (the angular ones don’t work with the lemons)
- A knife and chopping board
Slice your lemons into even circles about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. If they are too thin, you will see the toothpicks so best to stay on the thick side just in case.
Use toothpicks to connect strands of lemons. Each strand should be the height of your vase.
Our vase was quite tall so we made alternating strands of 3 and 4 lemons.
Trim your flowers and arrange them inside the vase with water. Carefully insert the strands of lemons along the circumference of the vase. We used alternating lengths of strands so that the lemons filled all of the gaps.
After about fifteen minutes of intense fiddling, you are done and your efforts will be well worth it.
-Kirby and Michelle