Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cute Tulip Curls

This is not a craft or project or anything of the sort. It could be classified as decor, but it's not DIY or even intentional. Something very cute happened to a tulip I bought and I wanted to share it with you! I bought a bouquet of tulips at the grocery store (they were too pretty to pass up) and as I was putting them in a vase, one snapped off with only about 5 or 6 inches of stem. Not wanting to throw it away, I put it in a wine glass. Several hours later I noticed the tulip was much lower in the glass than before. With a closer look, I saw that the stem had split into four strips and the ends curled up!

I did a little googling and read if you split dandelion stems and put them in water, the ends will curl. This might be a cool experiment to do with my kids. We could pick some flowers and place them in water to see what happens to the stems. Haha! I just related this post to my blog after all!


Cynthia Wouldntwannabeya said...

What an awesome accident! That tulip rewarded you for not throwing it away! Very pretty!

Betsy said...

Thank you, Cynthia. What a great way to look at it!