How about a DIY spring flower arrangement to brighten your spirits on a day when most of our country is experiencing below freezing temperatures?
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.
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. You don’t have to use the exact same flowers. Find what’s available in colors you enjoy.
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 and for a moment, you forget about the frosty weather outside.
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