Creating Natural & Organic Containers (part 1)

Rebekah Johnson

Rebekah Johnson

Instead of buying glass or ceramic vases, let’s take advantage of what is in our cupboards (any types of glasses, bowls, plates). Or even better, let’s create our own. It’s a bit time consuming, but a lot of fun and the end result offers a more sculptural effect.

On Monday September 14, I am offering a class on designing with fruits, vegetables and flowers; let me know if you’d like to sign up.

The options to create natural and organic containers are endless:

-Cover plastic containers with double-sided tape; then attach glossy leaves (laurel, croton, camelia) all around the container. Using twigs, rosemary or pieces of snake grass cut at the same length also creates a fabulous effect.

-Certain varieties of fruits and vegetables and fruits, such as melons, eggplants, squashes,… can be scooped out and filled with foam to create perfect water tight containers.

-Asparagus and leeks or halves of artichokes glued to a plastic containers look fabulous!

-Core an apple or pear half way (or drill a hole in gourds), add water and you’ll have a great vessel that will hold a few stems.

-Fill a glass vase with fruits or small vegetables (cranberries, unripe plums, figs and pears, small apples, lines and lemons…)

-Use 2 concentric vases and fill the space between them with rose petals.

In the next few weeks I will be posting more images to show examples; but here are some pictures of my favorite organic container: the Artichoke!

Rebekah Johnson

Rebekah Johnson

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

Jamie Bosworth

Jamie Bosworth

Joni Shimabukuro

Joni Shimabukuro

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