This is the finished one on display with 11 pieces...in the tutorial below, I'll be creating one with 7 peices to show you. (But somehow didn't get a finished photo!)
To create this display, you'll need a collection of small vases, some long stems of grass or straw, and flowers.
Step 1- Gather a collection of small-ish vases with narrower openings. I'm using an assortment of votive vases, but things like recycled wine bottles, shot glasses, bud vases, and such that you may have around the house are perfect!
Because of the "installation" nature of this centerpeice, you'll want to create it wherever you're going to display it, or set it up on a mirror that you feel comfortable picking up and moving within your house. Vary the levels of the vases so the flowers will hit at seperate heights & fill with water.
Step 2- Using some of the long stems of grass or straw, wrap them around your fingers to create "swirls". Put these swirls into the larger of the clear vases to add additional interest to your piece.
Step 3 - Add your flowers! Large, single blooms in each container are the best for this display. You can also use two or three large single blooms together for tall or wide-mouthed vases. Medium and small flowers, such as carnations or mums, can also be used to create masses in smaller vases.
Your centerpiece with the blooms will look something like this:
Step 4 - Add the finishing touches to your vases by connecting them with strands of grass or straw. The loops create interest and unify the piece. Just make sure the cut end is under water before you tuck the top in somewhere else!