So even though my graduation party is not a Kentucky Derby party, it is definitely Kentucky Derby inspired. I thought I’d bring you the tutorials just in time for this weekend’s derby.
Mini Loving Cup Floral Arrangements
- Plastic loving cups (I ordered these 5-inch trophy cups from Amazon.)
- Floral foam
- Small faux roses
- Wire cutters
1 – Turn the loving cup over and press it cup side down into your floral foam.
The foam will completely fill the cup.
2 -Snip off the leaf stems, leaving roughly 2 inches of stem on each section of leaf. Arrange the leaves around the perimeter of the foam.
3 – Snip off the rose stems, leaving about two inches of stem. Insert the first rose in the center of the foam.
4 – Add more roses and/or leaves until you achieve the fullness you like.
And here’s a finished loving cup. I put one at each place setting.
- Any size toy horse. I used one sized for an 18-inch doll.
- Mini faux roses
- Needle and thread
- Tray for the horse to stand on (optional)
- Extra faux flowers for around the tray (optional)
1 – Snip the rose heads off the stems.
2 – Run the thread through your first rose end. Leave extra thread at the end for knotting.
3 – Loosely string together as many rose heads as you need to create a necklace for your horse. You want the roses touching for a full look, but not crammed up next to each other.
4 – Test your length by draping the necklace around the horse’s neck. Then, cut your string and knot your two necklace ends together.
Here is the finished horse centerpiece. I decided to ground him a little more by placing him on a painted tray and draping more roses around the edges of the tray.