Happy administrative professional’s day!
Today is the day to appreciate the professionals who help make your job easier. At the day job I have four of them, and each one is fantastic! They know their jobs inside and out and make it look easy.
Since I work for the government, there is no budget for ‘appreciation’, so I am on my own when it comes to showing some for my staff (at least at my level). Each year I try to come up with something that I can put together for them without breaking the bank. I keep an eye out year round for supplies and then I tuck them away for the day. Last summer I found a set of vintage enamelware cups and saucers at a garage sale, so I snatched them up because I knew they would be perfect for floral arrangements.
I picked up some floral foam (the wet foam, meant for fresh flowers) and some chalkboard picks at Hobby Lobby, and then ran to Bachman’s for some fresh flowers.
If you’ve never used floral foam, it’s pretty easy. To shape mine, I just pressed the cups into the foam to get an outline and then cut it with a sharp knife.
I just kept trimming the foam until it fit neatly inside the cup.
Then I saturated the foam with water and started adding flowers. I started at the center with slightly taller stems, and then just kept filling in towards the edges.
I used white roses, baby’s breath, Viburnum, hydrangea and some mums.
I added each person’s name to a chalk board stick using a chalk marker.
And stuck them in the foam.
Wouldn’t these make great centerpieces as well?
I hope they like them!