Floating Red Grapefruit Flower Arrangements
These simple flower arrangements add a splash of color to any winter tablescape. The red grapefruit slices suspend in the water for a unique centerpiece, and their rich, pinkish-red hue goes well with white, light pink and yellow flowers. Create more arrangements with lemons, limes and oranges to add even more color and creativity.
MAKES: 6 small arrangements
1 Paramount Citrus red grapefruit
12 flowers of any variety
6 small glass bowls
1. Cut the grapefruit into 6 slices, about ¼ inch thick. Make the cuts from the center of the grapefruit where they are the largest.
2. Use the scissors to cut the stems of the roses and assorted flowers leaving about 2 inches of stem beyond the flower. The length can be adjusted depending on the depth of your glass bowls.
3. Fill each glass bowl with water, leaving a ½ to 1 inch rim at the top. The water will rise when you add the grapefruit.
4. Press the stem of a rose and two assorted flowers through the center of the grapefruit slice. The stems should extend out the bottom so that they will come into contact with the water.
5. Place the fruit slice with flowers in the bowl filled with water. The slice may sink slightly. That is okay. If it sinks too much, use a shallower bowl.
6. Display the arrangements in your tablescape. They will last about 3 days.