DIY Spring Flower Arrangement
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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I have been a flower arranger for as long as I can remember. My Mom says that if there was a flower in our yard in the morning, it was in a vase in our house by lunch! I can even remember gathering honeysuckle or other greenery and arranging it for enjoyment somewhere, even if it was the bathroom! Like you I just love the sight and smell of fresh flora or fauna in a home. And oh yes, GORGEOUS arrangement. True to form, you have certainly overcome your intimidation.
Your mom sounds like my grandma who always had fresh flowers in her house during the summer months. She had a beautiful cutting garden and her favorites were chrysanthemums. I prefer flowers grown out in the yard over store-bought any day, but have to wait a few more months for the first of our spring flowers – the Virginia Bluebells!
Your flower arranging tips are really helpful and your arrangement is beautiful. However, as much as I love flowers and anything that grows in Nature, I can’t keep my eyes off of the pics of that beautiful new table. Honestly, it’s one of the prettiest I’ve seen and such a great size for a less than large space. I hadn’t considered replacing my slightly-too-large Ethan Allen (purchased new in 1970) trestle dining table, but this table is so tempting. Spring is coming and with it, the desire to sweep out more than the winter cobwebs.
Thanks Pat! I do love the new Pottery Barn table. It took awhile to find the right size for the space. Next week I’m showing it with a brunch setting – and moved to the center of the nook for a different look. Isn’t Ethan Allen furniture great for longevity? I still have my EA bed that I bought about 30 years ago. Speaking of spring, it’s 60-degrees here today- but it’s really gloomy and raining. Our weather has been so weird this winter.
our spring minds were thinking alike today! your arrangement is so pretty and looks amazing on your new table.
Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I have always been intimidated to arrange flowers and usually just throw them in a pitcher. But you may have me convinced. I love the greenery. Where do you find your florals?
I love your arrangement and tips but, those pretty little plates caught my eye and your wreath.
Pretty choices and I agree about flower arrangements. Nature isn’t perfect. I started add green to my decorating. True clouds and cold are getting to me as it does every February. Like the small dishes too
So pretty, Jennifer! Arranging flowers still intimidates me, but you make it look so effortless. Thanks for the tips! xo
You made that look incredibly easy. I know its not. LOL
This is absolutely stunning, Jennifer!! I love it – I saved it and want to try it myself later! Thanks so much for joining in on this hop!
Wow! This is so beautiful! I have always been intimidated to arrange flowers, but you may be convincing me. I love the eucalyptus, too.
I love the combination you have used. The blush rose and hydrangea are beautiful together. Thanks for sharing this stunning piece
I’m always hoping, after seeing seeded eucalytus being used in flower arrangements like yours, that I will find a store that sells it for flower arrangements; but for some reason, we can’t seem get it locally. So, that can give you a double reason for enjoying those beautiful flowers this time of year! .Praying for all those who are having such frigid weather, especailly places that are not used to it. I never thought about it before, but I guess wind powered energy is great until it freezes up and can’t work. Hopeful that where it is needed, folks will wake up to better and warmer days.
Thanks for the DIY! Can’t wait to try. Also, where did you find the wreath and table runner. Love those as well. Thanks!
Just beautiful. I love the color combinations, and it is perfect with your milk glass and floral plates. So springy. We are enjoying snow in Tennessee.
Your flower arrangement is just beautiful. I loved the tip about the roses giving them a split cut , I never knew that before and I’ve taken floral arranging classes for years. Everything was absolutely lovely as usual.
Such a beautiful arrangement! I have never seen seeded eucalyptus here. I would love that in my arrangements.