FLOWER ARRANGING TIPS
- ADD GREENERY-
Look through your backyard and snip any branches and vines you like. Those unruly vines look perfectly romantic with floral centerpieces. My favorites are olive and eucalyptus branches, which are abundant where we live.
- LOOK AT YOUR ARRANGEMENT LIKE ART
In drawing, painting, and photography, you want the eye to move through the piece of artwork. I like to create that same movement in a flower centerpiece.
- PICK A COLOR SCHEME
Group two or three colors together, rather than going wild with every color you can find.
- THERE’S NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY
If you make enough flower arrangements, you’ll find you have a unique style. “Perfect” arrangements are boring – let your’s get a little and organic. And most importantly, have fun!
- 1 vase (I like a large compote dish/pedestal bowl)
- Vines or branches from your yard, walking path, etc.
- 2 or 3 bunches of grocery store flowers (1 type of flower each, not an arrangement)
- Fill vase 2/3 of the way with room temperature water. Create a tic-tac-toe pattern over the top of the vase with tape. This will hold your stems in place.
- Cutting and placing one stem at a time, create the overall shape of your arrangement with the greenery.
- Place your larger, bulkier flowers into the vase. Then arrange the thinner flowers to give dimension and hight. Use the flowers to fill in any gaps. You want your arrangement to look nice and full. Enjoy your masterpiece!