The trick to making these tromp l’oeil arrangements is a double-walled vase.
- Select two clear glass vases (both about 8 inches tall), so that one fits within the other and leaves a gap of at least 1 to 1.5 inches (ours are 6 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches in diameter).
- Fill the smaller vase 1/3 full with water and place inside larger vase. Use candy, soaps or other small goodies to fill in the gap between the vases.
- Remove the leaves (if desired) and trim flower stems of 15 to 30 tulips (depending on width of inner vase) to 9 inches long.
- Gather all of the tulips to form a bunch and place gently into the small inner vase.