I love putting together flowers at home, especially if we’re having people over. Even though I enjoy playing around with flowers, I still appreciate the job of a professional florist. So don’t get me wrong, my ability to temporarily make flowers look presentable in a Mason jar doesn’t take away from my occasional need to work with an actual professional florist sometimes. If you like to play around with flowers, today’s post may be helpful: tips for designing DIY flower arrangements with ease.
I’ve always loved learning more about flowers and the different varieties. Lucky for me, I have a friend who is not only a floral expert/designer but she and her husband own a flower farm (Southerly Flower Farm). I have to say, it’s pretty cool having a friend who is a flower farmer. For the past few years, a group of us get together and head to the farm to pick flowers and marvel at how much it has grown. It’s really cool.
Through trial and error and just talking to other professionals, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for making my DIY flower arrangements look pretty decent. All you need is a bunch of your favorite grocery store flowers and a few filler flowers – more on that in a second.
DIY flower arrangements
Tip #1 – Make sure you remove leaves from the stems of your flowers – especially brown ones. Sometimes leaves can make the water in the vase mold and brown faster.
Tip #2 – Size matters. Get your head out of the gutter. Size matters when choosing a vase. If your vase is too large, your flowers will look really lost and sad. If it’s too small, that results in overcrowding.
Tip #3 – Use floral tape. Most arrangements can be designed without floral tape or wire but sometimes, if you really want your flowers to sit in a certain way, floral tape can help you.
Tip #4 – Don’t be afraid of filler flowers like baby’s breath. Baby’s breath don’t always have a good reputation but they’re great for filling in the gap. Other filler flower ideas could include greenery (like eucalyptus) or poms.
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