Arranging flowers used to intimidate me, but not anymore. Look at fields of flowers and you’ll realize their appearance is haphazard. I used to feel like floral arrangements had to be perfect, but realize I was wrong. You can make a beautiful spring flower arrangement with just a few tips.
Today I’m joining a group of bloggers to bring you a variety of spring crafts and DIY projects. A special thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this creative tour! Links to everyone’s projects are at the end of this post. I hope you’ll give my spring flower arrangement tips a try. You just might be surprised how beautiful your flowers look when you’re done.
This time of year you’re limited to flowers that the store has in stock. I chose complementary blooms and greens for a soft bouquet.
I selected a vintage white enamel pitcher for my vase.
Once you’ve chosen your flowers and greenery, it’s time to prepare the stems. Remove any foliage below the water line of your vase. Cut all stems at a diagonal just before inserting into the water. All woody stems (like roses) should be split at the bottom with floral shears. This helps the blooms last longer.
Start your spring flower arrangement by placing long green stems. I used a mix of eucalyptus. I like seeded eucalyptus for their draping effect.
Next, add long blooming stems like kalanchoe and stock.
Once your greens and long stemmed accent flowers are placed, it’s time to add the largest flowers in your arrangement. It’s best to use an odd number of large flowers – I chose three white hydrangeas. It looks a little messy, but it’s starting to take shape.
The final step is to fill any holes with blush pink roses.
Finish off with small berries for visual interest.
The flower arrangement can be used as a centerpiece on a dining table.
Or you can place it elsewhere in your home as part of a spring vignette.
Fresh flowers in the home! Their scent lifts your spirits every time you walk past.
Today some of my friends are sharing their beautiful and inspiring spring DIY & Craft ideas!
Head over to see what they have in store…
Spring Floral Arrangement at Town & Country Living
DIY Spring Plate Charger and Candle Ring at Zevy Joy
DIY Wood Bunny Napkin Rings at The House of Wood
Crepe Paper Tulip Surprise at Craftberry Bush
5 Minute Simple Spring Ribbon Project at Shabbyfufu