Are you ready for a little DIY that will make your guests squeal with glee? Enter the pretty little floral wine glass charm from Daisy Rose Floral Design snapped up by Megan Clouse Photography. Just when you thought your glass of wine couldn’t get any better, imagine it donning a gorgeous bloom. How fancy would you feel? I’m unapologetically using this for my next little gathering, and looking at the steps below, it seems easy enough for even me.
Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio are teaming up to bring you a unique Sonoma wine country experience combining wine, flowers, food & fruit this Memorial Day. In preparation, they’ve prepared a quick and easy floral wine glass charm how-to, a perfect addition to your next cocktail of dinner party, bridal shower or girls’ night!
• 26 gauge floral wire, cut into 5” pieces
• Wire cutters
• Floral Tape (we used white)
• Stemmed Glass
• Wine (we chose Hamel Family Wines 2011 Isthmus)
Cut flower stems to approximately ½ inch in length
Wire Stems – For flowers with hollow stems, like ranunculus, anemones and dahlias, push floral wire up the hollow center of the stem, through the flower, and 2 inches past the top of the flower head. Bend the exposed wire into a long, narrow hook, and gently feed back through the flower and out the base, leaving the bend in the hook nestled against the top of the flower, and the end of the hook coming back out the base, along the side of the stem.
Flowers with thick, solid stems like roses, almonds or lisianthus may be wired by piercing perpendicularly through the stem just below the base of the flower and folding the ends of the wire down the length of the stem.
Interested in celebrating summer’s upcoming harvest of local fruit and flowers? Join Melanie and Daisy for the Rose & Thorn Workshop, May 23rd at Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma. Spend Memorial Day weekend, with a half-day of fruit and floral arranging, wine tasting & lunch. We’ll be joined by Megan Clouse Photography, who will document the day.