Like most women, I love getting flowers. Usually it’s not just about the sweet gesture; I also love the warmth and beauty that a fresh flower arrangement can bring to a home, bedside table or office space. But professionally-arranged flowers are too pricey for most people to justify ordering weekly, so why not create one yourself?
“I don’t know how,” is usually the answer. But you might be surprised at how easy a polished and glamorous DIY flower arrangement is to create. All you need are a few inexpensive materials and some know-how.
This weekend, I bought some gorgeous hydrangea and pink spray roses at Trader Joe’s, just $5 a bundle. I then turned them into a lovely low-standing centerpiece for my dining room table. The whole process took about 10 minutes, and the hubs and I are still basking in the beauty.
How to Create your own DIY Flower Arrangement
Here’s what you need:
1. Fresh flowers
2. A pretty, low-standing vase, like this mirror vase, $19
3. Wet floral foam
4. A large all-purpose knife
5. Kitchen scissors
*Not Pictured: Large pot or bowl filled with water, large plastic bag (Ziplock or grocery bag will work well), measuring tape
Step 1: Prepare your Foam
Step 2: Measure your Flowers
Step 3: Arrange the Largest Flowers First
Step 4: Fill in the Gaps with Smaller Blooms
It helps to Rotate your container as you do this, for an even, balanced look. If the hydrangea head has “bald spots” or gaps, insert single stems into those spots, as pictured below. Continue until your arrangement is full and beautiful.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Handiwork