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Flower arranging tips for beginners

When creating a DIY flower arrangement, one of the most frequently asked for questions is whether or not to mix colors. To ensure you don’t get overwhelmed with the “how”, we’ve prepared an easy-to-follow formula for beautiful bouquets. There are three steps to creating an incredible DIY arrangement: preparation, method, and maintenance. In order to create your dream DIY arrangement, no step is more critical than another. It’s time to get started…

Choose Colors You Love

With this one, you may either go wild or play it safe. Whatever you love is acceptable when it comes to flowers. Having said that, there are a few excellent approaches you can take when picking colours for your arrangement.

Cohesive: any number of flowers in the same colour family  (example: a multi-tonal spring bouquet, filled with many hues of pink).

Contrast: Where will you put this arrangement on display? Pick light-colored flowers if the room is furnished with dark furnishings. Allow the bouquet to stand out in the crowd!

Colourful:  Just feeling untamed and liberated? Simply pick hues you adore. Your artistic creation is this arrangement. Never be scared to have fun!

Choose Your Flower Varieties

Each bloom makes your bouquet unique

Any number of flowers can be used to make an arrangement, but we prefer ones with a decent diversity. Whether you’ve gone with a muted colour scheme or a wildly vivid one, we advise adding non-floral pieces for texture and excitement. An arrangement can easily go from decent to GREAT with the addition of some simple foliage, plus the surprise of some berry stems or wispy grasses!

Use the Spiral Method

It’s easy

Ever noticed how expert flower arrangements appear to have such a nice flow, as if they were just collected and placed in a vase created just for them? The magic is in the spiral. Remove the leaves off the stems first. As a general rule, remove any leaves that might submerge once in the vase. Afterward, beginning with one blossom in your palm, place a second stem on top (at an angle), slightly twist the bundle, and repeat.

Cut Flowers for the Vase

Arrange first, then cut. After you’ve mastered the spiral method and have a lovely, multidimensional arrangement created, cut the stems to fit the vase. Rule of thumb: trim the flowers on the outside edge to be a touch higher than the rim of the vase. Always cut your flowers at an angle to allow for the best water absorption and longer-lasting petals!

Maintenance is key

Keep them fresh

Don’t overlook the essential component of a lovely arrangement! Once you’ve crafted a floral masterpiece you’re glad to display, make sure to carry out the necessary upkeep. The basic maintenance schedule is as follows: replace the water, trim the stems (preferably every three days), add flower food when it’s available, and keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight.