I love flowers in the home because they bring a living element, color, and texture to any room.
Typically, I purchase a bouquet or flowers, cut the stems, and put the flowers in a vase. No arranging or positioning of the bouquet; just placed in a vase of water.
This habit became boring and I decided to try making my own easy flower arrangements with my favorite blooms and greenery.
Easy Floral Arrangements
To start my floral project, I purchased a few glass containers at a local discount store. Thrift stores are another great resource for containers.
For the flowers, I visited my local grocery store’s floral department. I needed flowers for three different containers, each a different size, and I wanted to use a variety of floral colors. I chose yellow “baseball” mums, purple carnations, and pink tulips. I also purchased greenery for contrast and filler. I also purchased a floral tape.
Once home, I used the floral tape to create a grid on each container opening. I must say it always looks easier than reality. I either purchased the wrong tape or it simply didn’t work well. I could not get the tape to stick to the edges of the containers. But it worked for the short amount of time to arrange the flowers on each container opening. I must say it always looks easier than reality. I either purchased the wrong tape or it simply didn’t work well. I could not get the tape to stick to the edges of the containers. But it worked for the short amount of time to arrange the flowers.
TIP — I learned this great tip online (I wish I remembered where) about preventing tulips from drooping. Place a small hole under the head of each tulip to prevent air bubbles becoming trapped in the stem. It WORKED!! My tulips never and stood tall and straight as opened. }
Next, I cut the flower stems to the appropriate height for their container. Using the tape grid, I started placing the flowers in the container (already filled with water). Each grid square received one flower. After the flowers were in the container the greenery was added.
At this point the tape was coming off so I just gently tugged each piece off until it was removed. The flowers stayed in place and the arrangement held its shape.
The arrangements turned out great for a first time. I learned I need to purchase more flowers and filler. I was too conservative in flower quantity. An abundance of flowers and filler is better than too few. The goal is to create a full arrangement bursting with color and texture.