Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How To: Spring Flower Bouquet

Flower arranging can be considered daunting to some. Here are a few helpful hints to arrange a gorgeous bouquet of flowers like a pro. I'm drawn to various flowers in the same color. I usually get inspired by whatever looks great at the flower market, farmer's market or grocery store.

Snapdragons, Alstroemerias and Wildflowers all for under $12


When you arrive home, be sure to cut the stems on an angle and then immediately place in water. Be sure to choose a vase that allows the flowers to "breathe." Build the arrangement in your hand while holding the stems and remove any excess leaves that would be below the water line. In this specific arrangement I used wildflowers, alstroemerias (one of my absolute faves) and snapdragons all in a pinkish hue (very Spring and sprung). I alternated each type of flower in a random pattern. Cut the stems to the same length while holding it all together. I typically will eyeball how tall the vase is and cut the stem 3/4 to one inch longer than the vase (depending on the mouth of the vase-here I chose an antique looking pitcher). Once you are happy with your arrangement you can tie it with raffia (or any other natural pliable fiber or florist tape) to keep it in place. As a result, a simply gorgeous bouquet of flowers!


12 comments:

  1. Un bonito y primaveral centro de flores, con mis colores preferidos. Te sigo!! Besos Marcela.

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  2. What a lovely arrangement. I love fresh flowers around the house.

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  3. these r some great tips..thanks

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  4. Such a great tutorial!! Can't wait to get some flowers :)

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  5. I'll use your tips in the future for sure:) thank you for your word you left me! xx

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  6. A lovely arrangement indeed. Have a wonderful weekend ~ xox Alexandra

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  7. thanks for the tips! I'm always trying to learn to arrange flowers better. Happy weekend!!

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