I was looking to create a SimpletoWow fruit and floral arrangement worthy of the Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) table. On Rosh Hashana, we dip an apple into honey as a symbol for a sweet new year (see Dip the Apple… Rosh Hashana Cupcakes), so incorporating apples into the arrangement was a no-brainer. I wanted the apples to remain as pristine as possible so that they can be admired as part of the table arrangement but still be ceremoniously eaten later.
Using hand sander, sand rough edges of beam.
Spray paint the top and all sides of the beams in your favorite color. I used metallic copper spray paint. Allow to dry.
Cut two open rose blossoms off of stem. Float each rose in each of two vases filled with water almost to the top.
Cut six short and full boxwood stems. Place three boxwood stems in each of two vases filled with water almost to the top.
Select interesting and unblemished apples sized to fill the remaining two vases. Place these apples into the vases without adding any water.
Set up the six rose, apple and boxwood clear 4″ square glass vases at equal intervals along beam, aligning first and last vases with the edges of the beam. Optionally, alternate vases on the left and right sides of the beam.
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