How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro In 8 Simple Steps
Flowers are a gift from nature. They are a beautiful way to brighten up any space, make is smell divine and bring in some color. And while anyone can plop a bunch of flowers into a vase and call it a day, you can go and extra mile and create a beautiful flower arrangement for your home. While it may seem like a daunting task to make a cohesive arrangement either from the blooms of your own garden or with flowers from a florist, we are here to tell you it’s not impossible. We managed to get the professionals to spill their secrets and give us some great tips and tricks. That’s why today we will show you how to arrange flowers like a pro in just a few simple steps.
Flowers are a gift from nature
We will show you how to arrange flowers like a pro
How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro
No matter what type of greenery or blooms you are working with, all good flower arrangements have a few staple elements. And whether you want a modest or impressive bouquets, this foolproof formula can be applied to pretty much any type of floral arrangements. So, let’s see how you can make your very own beautiful, breathtaking arrangement.
All good flower arrangements have a few staple elements
This formula can be applied to any type of floral arrangements
First things first. You need to gather all the materials you will need for the floral arrangement. From start to finish. By getting everything in one place, the process will go smoother, so we highly recommend not skipping this step. Here is what you will need:
You need to gather all the materials you will need
- Scissors: You will need some good scissors to trim off stems and get rid of leaves.
- Vase: It’s important to choose a good vase. One that suits your needs and complements your blooms. It needs to be big enough to hold everything.
- Plant food: If you have bought a pre-made bouquet then make sure to keep the packet of plant food or ask your local florist for some. This will help keep the flowers alive much longer.
- Water: Unless the flowers are fake, you will most definitely need water.
- Flowers: Make sure to get greenery, primary flowers, secondary flowers, and some filler flowers.
You will need some good scissors to trim off stems
#Cut and prepare flowers
Once you’ve arrived home with your flowers, you might want to start arranging them right away. However, you first need to prep them, so they last longer. First, you will need to remove any extra leaves and damaged petals. You also want to get rid of any unwanted buds that are on the same stem as the full flower. Once you’ve cleaned up the stems, make a diagonal cut to the bottom of the stems. Then put the flowers in some water with flower food. This is not your final vessel, just a temporary one.
You first need to prep your flowers
While mechanics aren’t always needed, they are super useful when it comes to holding your flowers in place. By creating a structure in the vase, you can build an airy arrangement with less material. Some very common mechanic that professionals use are floral tape, flower frogs, and chicken wire. The tape comes in mainly green or is clear. It can be used to break the opening of the vase into smaller segments that take and hold your stems in the position you want them to be. Just make a simple grid of tape on the vase opening and that’s it.
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You can build an airy arrangement with less material
Now it’s time to create your base layer of the arrangement. For this you will need your greenery. They help to create a structure, or a type of nest in the vase that will help support the blooms. Most professionals recommend using two or three different types of greenery to have a more interesting base with plenty of depth and texture. Long, wispy grasses are great for a clean design, while bigger, shiner leaves help to create drama. Choose greenery according to your desired design.
Now it’s time to create your base layer of the arrangement
Focal flowers are the largest and most breathtaking blooms of your floral arrangement. They are the first thing that the eyes rest on. Focal flowers are usually determined on the season, design, and mood of the arrangement. Florist recommend sticking to an odd number of blooms, as it will help give the bouquet a more natural look. Add your focal flowers to the vase.
Focal flowers should be the largest and most breathtaking blooms
If you have a larger arrangement, then having some secondary flowers can really help add a stunning extra layer between the filler and focal blooms. The secondary flowers help fill in the space between the focal flower and are there to create some depth in your chosen color palette. According to professionals it’s best to look fort blooms that have a different shaped head than the focal flower. As well to add flowers that are in different stages – from bud to full bloom. You can pick between a couple of different flowers in different colors, textures, shapes to make a unique design.
Having some secondary flowers can really help add a stunning extra layer
Now that you have everything else in the vase it’s time to give your arrangement so far a good look from all angles. Determine if there are any gaps that need filling. If the answer is yes, then this is where your filler flowers come to the rescue. It’s best to choose tiny multi-headed blooming or budded branches or stems for this job. You can add a few filler flowers in the beginning to the greenery for some textural mix, and then at the very end to fill in any unwanted, awkward spaces. They are also a great way to cover any mechanics that may be exposed. Some of the most popular filler flowers include baby’s breath, solidago, snapdragons, and delphinium.
Determine if there are any gaps that need filling
Ah, what a beautiful arrangement you have created. But wait, you need to add just a few finishing touches before you are officially finished. Florists recommend giving your arrangement a good light spritz of water to help mimic the look of fresh dew. Make sure you also refill the vase with water as needed to keep your flowers nice and fresh. You can check out our guide to keeping flowers alive for longer to make sure you can enjoy your work for quite some time.
Give your arrangement a good light spritz of water at the end
This was how to arrange flowers like a pro in just a couple of simple steps. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can have amazing floral arrangements at home all the time without paying extra money.
Now you can have amazing floral arrangements at home
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