Today I wanted to share a trick of you may know, but if you don’t know this… YOU MUST!! I get asked a lot about floral arranging or how I arrange florals from our garden or even our faux arrangements we have around the house. I have the secret to making floral arranging fool proof & so easy that anyone can do it. The secret? Floral frogs! Ok.. it’s an old secret that dates back to the 16th century, but I don’t think they get enough credit & they are being produced in all new ways now & allowing us novice floral arrangers an easy way to make beautiful arrangements for our homes. I found a new and updated floral frog this week to add to my collection of vintage ones & this is one that you guys can buy as well to try this floral arranging trick with so I had to share…
Floral frogs can be made of glass, metal, lead, & more materials in different styles that sit on the bottom of vases to hold stems in place to make floral arranging super simple & sturdy. They are sometimes spiky and some have holes in them & work great for different kinds of stems. This floral frog vase that I got from Target has the frog at the top of the vase which is unique & fun, but here is a little glimpse at some other floral frogs that you can find at floral shops, flea markets, antique shops, & so much more…
I’ve been collecting many types of floral frogs for years, but recently picked up this new floral frog vase from Target [HERE] that I’m obsessed with so I wanted to show you the power of floral frogs with it since it’s so accessible to all of us so we can make easy peasy floral arrangements together. Here is what the frog floral vase looks like before the arranging…
I took some faux floral stems and in about 10 minutes I created two arrangements for our house with two of these frogger vases….
As far as the arranging in the holes of the floral frog goes I just go with the vibe I’m wanting which in this case for both of them was a fresh picked farm vibe so I mixed in equal parts long and unruly stems with some more structured ones. There is no correct way, but the best part is that if you are not happy with it in the end you can keep arranging as you see fit because the stems just slide easily in and out of the holes. To spice it all up even when I use faux florals I add water to the bottom of the vase to make it look more realistic.
Just a simple tip I’ve been using, but now that this Target version came out I had to share with you guys! I hope this post inspires you in some way & as always THANK YOU for stopping by the blog today & every single day to see what we are up to! xx
I am obsessed with vintage floral frogs, so finding a newer version of them is wonderful. I am starting a collection:)
Thank you for sharing
Evelyn C says
I had seen them before in one of your post a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t sure if to buy. Yesterday I order 2 of them and I can’t wait to start creating some amazing floral arrangements! Thanks for always sharing !
I have been wanting to create some faux floral arrangements for a while now but didn’t know where to start, thank you for the tips
I love your blog but your pictures are huge and I cannot see the entire picture. I’m not sure if it’s your problem or mine. I don’t have this issue on any other site.
Hi Liz! I’m a crazy flower frog lady too!! I also use vintage faucet handles on top of smaller glass vessels as a flower frogs. They’re super cute. I gotta ask though…..where are your measuring cups from. They are the cutest! Love you and your blog…you’re the best!!
Sandi Biquet says
These arrangements are gorgeous. I don’t suppose you bought the floral stems at Hobby Lobby or Michaels? If not, could you tell us where you got them? I love them and they look so charming. Also, would you mind sharing where you purchased the Apothecary pump bottles that you used at your kitchen sink in previous blogs? Thanks!
Ann C says
Does water damage your faux flower stems or have you treated them with something? I was thinking clear nail polish would protect them if they weren’t plastic. I worry about the wires rusting and looking bad.
My mother used to use florist tape and tape criss crosses across the top of her vases. I have a couple of her frogs too. Thanks for a great post.
Ann C says
I saw you on a local tv commercial for windows! I was so excited to see you, told my friend “I read her blog, we have to get to her shop this spring”
I can’t get over how real those flowers look. You totally threw me off by putting water in the vase. lol I’ve been seeing frogs a lot lately and this post totally inspired me to pick some up and make some arrangements for my house. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
My 100yearoldhome has about a 100 of these antique frogs she’s collected.
I just want to add my request to those above! Please share where you purchased your faux florals! They’re just beautiful, and you made two stunning arrangements with them!
I love that gold is getting back as a nice touch in interior design.
Elizabeth Barker says
Can you please tell me where you got the faux flowers? and if the water damages the stems? thank you
I got my grandmothers frogs when we were cleaning out her things after she passed. They means so much to me when I use them to create beautiful arrangement. They make this novice feel like a pro
I have a pretty cream ceramic toothbrush holder which I would never use in my bathroom. I use it in my bedroom on my night table and have stuck the flower stems in the holes, it works great!
The vases are on sale today at Target!!!! And, yes, please let us know how to get those beautiful flowers! Thanks!!