The holidays may be over, but the memories are still fresh, and so is much of the decorative greenery. Keep the festive feeling alive by mixing cut flowers with leftover evergreens; in this case, yellow spray roses and mango calla lilies with cedar sprigs. The wide, flared top of a copper lusterware pitcher helps make the arranging easy.
Small-scale bouquets have a big effect and can be made using bits left over from large arrangements. Displaying them in unexpected containers adds to the charm. Gravy boats, sugar bowls, and creamers all serve as surprisingly pretty vases. Group a few small arrangements, or place them singly by a bed or in a bathroom.
1. Recycle greens that were used outdoors or in an indoor arrangement; re-cut stems and remove any leaves that were submerged. You can also cut fresh branches from your yard or get holiday remnants from a garden center.
2. For wide-mouthed containers such as teacups, use floral adhesive to attach a small metal floral frog to hold stems in place. Change the water every other day.