Kate Alarcon of The Cobra Lily shares how she came up with the calla lily design and tips as you go through the Calla Lily's tutorial.

When Quynh told me that the flower for the April Posey Box would be a calla lily, I was so intrigued! Although they grew in my yard as a kid, I had never made a calla, and I thought the unique shape of the flower would be a fun challenge. 

At first, I had the classic white calla with a yellow spike in mind—this was the variety my sisters and I used to pick—but after some research, I learned that this bloom comes in lots of other shapes and colors. I liked the idea of pairing a livelier color and pattern with the simple, elegant shape of the flower. By using two colors of spray paint and peach/yellow doublette, I was able to achieve a surprising amount of color variation. The large, single petal of the calla turns out to be the perfect canvas for a dramatic blend of pinks and corals.

 The really tricky part was the shaping. If you sculpt doublette crepe just right, it gives you enough stretch to create the curved trumpet shape of the calla lily spathe. I...

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Let’s Look at the Calla Lily In-Depth

If you’re like me, seeing those little green shoots in the dirt and feeling the sun on my face has kept my spirits high, even during this turbulent time. I hope if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere like me, you’ve been able to find joy from the blossoms and buds and birds.

Throughout the world, spring marks the end of winter and a return of warmth and growth, and it’s no wonder that it’s associated with rebirth and renewal! Everything seems to be springing to life (pun intended). While there are many popular flowers associated with spring, none has come to symbolize the idea of rebirth quite like the beautiful calla lily. 

Calla lilies originated in the southern part of Africa, but their popularity has spread them far and wide. Take a walk at the right time of year, and you’ll probably spot some growing in your neighborhood. People all over the world love them and have included them in celebrations and stories. They are intertwined with our...

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