clean your boots for Saint Nicholas

The holiday spirit is coming to life. I had this project in mind since last week, but didn’t find the proper boots for it, so I spent most of the time searching for raining boots and finally ended up with a boot shaped flowerpot.

It’s a tradition in my country to clean the boots the night before Saint Nicholas and to wait and see if you were rewarded with gifts or if you were so “naughty” in the past year that you just got a rod. I thought that this could be easily  transposed in a very nice flower arrangement. Here is the outcome:


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bracelet for the maid of honor

Usually a florist will use a pearl bracelet or a ribbon as support for a flower corsage.
I used the wiring technique to form new stems for the flowers. My innovation was making the bracelet with the long wires used in the stems. I’ve covered them with flower tape and wrapped around my hand.

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