Are you intimidated by the idea of making flower arrangements? There’s nothing like beautiful, fresh flowers to brighten up your home. But, it can sometimes be tricky to get them to look just right once they are in a vase. Today, I am going to show you how to make simple flower arrangements that are also affordable. So, you can enjoy beautiful fresh flowers at home, every day!
Tutorial – Guide to Making Flower Arrangements
For this tutorial, I’m using an arrangement of colorful flowers that I bought at the grocery store. I couldn’t resist these vibrant Fall colors. Displaying fresh flowers is one of my favorite ways to decorate for each season or holiday!
How to Make Simple Flower Arrangements
I love decorating with fresh flowers. And, not only for entertaining. More often than not, I have a flower arrangement on my kitchen counter. And, I always pick up flowers when I go to the grocery store!
Now, you may be surprised to know that making flower arrangements is not my favorite thing. See, from my experience, when I buy flowers and simply put them in a vase, they just don’t look so hot. The reason is, either the vase is too large and the flowers are lost in it, or there are too many flowers for a smaller vase. It can be so frustrating…can you relate?
So, I prefer to make simple flower arrangements that are easy, and quick to put together. They also look beautiful, and are ideal for entertaining.
11 Steps to Make Simple Flower Arrangements
1. Purchase your flowers
First, get yourself some flowers. If you don’t feel like arranging them as soon as you get them home, you can easily store them overnight in the refrigerator. Just wrap a wet paper towel around the stems and secure with a rubber band.
2. Select your vase
Next, pick out a vase for your arrangement. You will probably need something smaller than you think – just saying…
I really enjoy working with clear glass square vases or cube vases like these for most of my arrangements.
3. Use floral foam
Then, cut a section of floral foam (I use Oasis foam) to fit inside your vase.
4. Fill your vase
Fill your vase with water, and mix in the floral preservative powder that came with your flowers. If you didn’t get a pouch of powder with your flowers, crush an aspirin into the water.
5. Begin making your arrangement
Now, place the floral foam into the vase. At this time, you will begin making your arrangement. Cut at least an inch or two at an angle from the bottom of each stem before placing in the foam.
6. Set your focal point
First, start with your focal flowers. These are the ones that are the prettiest, or the most unique. You will arrange the remainder of your flowers around these.
7. Begin adding the other flowers by color
Then, begin with one particular color, placing each stem around your focal flowers.
8. Continue adding flowers, in other colors
Next, select the next color, filling in vacant areas around the focal flowers.
9. Add all remaining flowers except the “accents”
Then, continue, until you have placed the majority of the flowers in the vase. At this point, you should have the “accents” left. These are items like
- Dried flowers
- Baby’s Breath
- And, other unique pieces that you only have a few of
10. Add the Accents
Now, begin to fill in vacant areas with these accents. Do this in the same fashion as before, one type at a time. Try to evenly disperse them throughout the arrangement.
11. Make Adjustments
Finally, make adjustments as needed until the flower arrangement is pleasing to the eye, and there are no empty areas. You can adjust the height of the flowers where necessary by lifting up or pushing further down in the floral foam.
Making Flower Arrangements Isn’t Hard
See, that’s all there is to it!
Now, by following the steps in this tutorial, you will be making flower arrangements that are both beautiful and affordable.
I think you will love making these simple flower arrangements. Because, the more often you make them, the easier they will become. And, with practice, you will become more confident.
So, girlfriend, grab some fresh flowers and let’s get to work!