Father's Day is just around the corner so today I made this Gone Fishing floral arrangement. The Father's Day floral would be perfect for a desk, bookcase or even his bathroom. It was very simple to do and only contained a few grasses and a bobber ornament. The photo was taken on the Duke Cannon display at City Mercantile (our downtown store).
Wood wool, raffia, or Spanish Moss
RAZ Metal Fish Vase
We filled the distressed metal fish vase with Styrofoam for the Father's Day floral. The vase measured about 9" x 6.5" x 5" We didn't use any hot glue for this project since typically when I make something for a tutorial, or something for the house I dismantle it later and use items again and again.
If you wanted to make this a permanent arrangement, you could dip the stems in hot glue before inserting the into the Styrofoam.
Each of the grass bushes had several limbs and we didn't use all of the bushes. The tallest, heaviest bush was used first, the 24085 bush. I used two pieces from this bush, so half of it was leftover. The smaller grasses were used to fill in and the dark green curly twigs pieces were also added.
The yellow stems from the heather bush were used and the cream pieces reserved for another project.
I used some faux grass to cover up the Styrofoam. The faux grass was just something I had leftover from another project but you could use Spanish moss or something like that.
Gone Fishing Bobber Ornament
The plastic bobber ornament was sort of a focal point of the Father's Day floral. My first intention was to secure the ornament on a wood pick and insert it into the Styrofoam. But, the ornament is made of plastic, not Styrofoam, and didn't lend itself well to puncturing a hole safely. So, I removed the silver thread from the ornament and just tied it to a couple of the tall stems with a piece of the faux grass.
The Father's Day Gone Fishing floral was a fairly quick and easy project and I had enough grass left over to create something else later. The hubby liked it! Of course, he likes anything associated with fishing.))) The images were taken at the City Mercantile store in downtown Pontotoc.
Trendy Tree News!
We recently merged the Trendy Tree retail store and City Mercantile into one building, which is now just called City Mercantile.
The great news is, very soon you will be able to shop City Mercantile right from the Trendy Tree website! We're working behind the scenes right now to make all this happen and we'll be rolling out a new look on our website too. We're already in the process of changing our social media to Trendy Tree & City Mercantile, so don't let that confuse you.
The Trendy Tree website will stay the same with all the great products you are accustomed to, but we will be adding our collectible ornaments and products from City Mercantile.
The City Mercantile store will continue the wedding registry, great gifts for all occasions, Coontown Pottery, Duke Cannon, Properly Tied, Magnolia products and too many to list right here!
You can also get fresh flowers at City Mercantile and order special balloon decorations. One of our favorite floral arrangements is a "Lovie." And it's only $20 and we deliver in town.
You will still find some Trendy Tree products like ribbon, florals, and many seasonal pieces. City Mercantile will not carry everything that is available on the Trendy Tree website, we would need a store the size of Walmart for that.))) Well, not quite Walmart, but certainly a much larger space than we have right now.