How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

20th May 2015

Spring wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful floral arrangement to brighten up your home (and your life!) so we decided to get this floral party started with a step-by-step floral arrangement tutorial.

If you ask me, there are so many benefits of arranging your own flowers. First, you get to unleash your creativity and design something truly unique to your personality. There are millions (maybe billions!) of floral designs you can create and no two arrangements can ever look exactly the same. Second, creating your own floral arrangement can be a very soothing and relaxing process. C’mon, you’re working with fresh flowers and the scent alone can put you into a state of relaxation that even a masseuse can’t! Lastly, you can save money by creating your own beautiful arrangement and who doesn’t like saving that hard-earned cash?

We enlisted the help of our professional florist friends at Fleurish to walk you through the steps of creating a floral arrangement! Fleurish is a unique, design-it-yourself flower bar where you can create your own arrangement, take a class, or pick up a pre-designed floral arrangement to go! Fleurish President and Co-founder, Allyson, walked us through the process and provided her best tips for crafting a floral arrangement. The entire experience went beyond our expectations and we had so much fun selecting flowers from their flower closet (a huge, transparent, walk-in closet full of fresh flowers!) and arranging our flowers in our own personal style.

If it were up to us, we would be hanging out with our friends at Fleurish every day! The smell of fresh flowers is so intoxicating and it instantly uplifts your mood. We hope you enjoy our step-by-step instructions for creating your own floral arrangement with special tips straight from the professionals themselves!

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Materials:

  • Clear Vase
  • Scissors
  • Watering can filled with water
  • Flower Food (you can find this at most craft stores)
  • Clear cellophane tape
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Flowers (feel free to use other flowers you love!):
    • 5 Orange Double Tulips
    • 4 Coral Ranunculus
    • 3 Orange Spray Roses
    • 1 Pin Cushion Stem
    • 1 Fluffy Green Hydrangea Stem
    • 1 Camelia Leaf Stem
    • 1 Steel Grass or Aspidistra Leaf

Instructions:

  1. Take your steel grass and wrap it around your hand to create a circle that will fill the inside of your vase.
  2. Place the steel grass inside your vase and spread around the leaves to fill the vase nicely.
  3. Using your tape, create a circle around the opening of the vase. Then make a grid pattern on the top and secure the grid with a final layer of tape around the opening of the vase.
  4. Grab your watering can and fill ¾ of the vase with water.
  5. Starting with the fluffy green Hydrangea stem, cut the stem and leave about 5 inches from the top. Cut more or less depending on how tall your vase is. (Pro Tip: Cut your stem at a 45 degree angle. This allows for greater surface area and increases the water uptake of the flower)
  6. Insert the Hydrangea stem inside your grid, towards one side of your vase.
  7. Next, grab your Camellia leaf stem and pull apart your long branches of leaves. Cut the ends in an angle to the desired length (depending on the size of your vase) and insert the branches in your vase.
  8. Continue working your way through all your flowers and leaves! Be sure to rotate your vase to fill any open spots with leaves and flowers.
  9. Pro Tip: After you have added all your flowers and leaves, grab a spray bottle and spritz some water on top of your bouquet. This will add a dewy effect that will take your bouquet to the next level!
  10. Voila! You’ve assembled your very own floral arrangement!

-Jane L.

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