Food & Drink

May Flowers

Pipe cleaners, Elmer’s glue, and Styrofoam?

Oh, no, no, no, no. Rainy-day projects deserve much better.

Party-planners-to-the-stars David Stark and Avi Adler know a thing or two about creating unforgettable arrangements. Their book Wild Flowers shows mere mortals how to make everything from giant balls (to float in your pool, of course) to flower paintings using the humblest and most unexpected of ingredients (construction paper, Gatorade, carnations, and baby’s breath). If that’s too much to assemble, their Wild Flowers kits, available in two themes (feathers with stickers or feathers with sand), come with everything necessary to create a bright floral centerpiece. Just add fresh blooms. You’ll be left wondering, The kid and I just made this?

It’s amazing what April showers can bring to your home.

Wild Flowers kits and book are available online at aviadler.com.