The elements: Eight dozen red carnations (about $8.50 a dozen).
The container: A wooden salad bowl.
The tip: When working with mundane materials, the more the merrier. Cut stems to three or four inches, depending on the size of the bowl. Put a glass dish inside for water. Carnations are hardy, so if you change the water every few days, this arrangement should last two weeks.
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.