How To Create A 5 Step DIY Floral Arrangement
Welcome back to another week of beautiful blooms! This week I wanted to help you create a DIY floral arrangement with easy steps and minimal items.
This tutorial only needs 6 items and should only take you 15-20 minutes once you have everything in front of you. See? Easy, you've got this. Now let's get designing!
Here are the listed items you'll need before you start:
-Green floral tape
-A packet of flower food
-A glass/ceramic vase
-Your chosen flowers!
If you don't have green floral tape today, no worries! Just regular scotch tape works great in its place.
Now let's get started!
Step 1: TIC TAC TOE
Start by creating a 'tic-tac-toe,' grid with the tape across the top. 2-3 lines will be just fine for your grid, depending on the diameter of your vase.
Step 2: Water and Food
Add your fresh water, leaving about a 1/4 space at the top (we don't want to be splashing our water while creating). Then take your flower food and add half the packet. Set aside the other half of the packet. Remember, this step is simply to kill any bacteria in the water, so if you don't have any flower food, a drop of bleach will do the trick! Neat, right??
Step 3: Think as you design
Before and during your design, think about where you want to place your flowers. As we start to get to our last steps, we're going to need to think "where are my flowers going next?" Take time to rotate your container and see any spots that you want filled! This way, we keep the freshly cut stems in the water and happily hydrated.
Step 4: Grab your sharp clippers and add your flowers!
I'm starting my greenery base with kale, which was so fun to use. In the case you can't raid your fridge for extra greenery, here are a few you could find at your local store: fern leaves, silver dollar eucalyptus, or Myrtle. Stick them in your grid and start to crisscross the stems to create the "base." Please don't forget to ALWAYS keep your stems free of leaves and give them a fresh cut before inserting into the container.
Next: Your main flowers. In my video I use lisianthus, wasabi roses, and white tulips. What you want to go for is a "filling flower," so you have lots of options, such as rose, peony, gardenia, or hydrangea! You can use a few as I did or simply choose one of your favorites. Give it a fresh cut and start to tighten up your grid while you crisscross these into your forming bouquet.
Finally: your detail flowers! These can truly be anything to finish up your flower arrangement. Big or small, tall or hanging, you want to use these to fill in the rest of the "holes." I added a few dill flower stems and snowberries to bring height to this bouquet.
Step 5: Fill up the rest of the water!
To finalize, top off your vessel with fresh water! In a few days time, add more water with the rest of your flower food packet to make the most of your bouquet (check out my favorite tips to long-lasting bouquets here)!
And voila! You have your very own DIY flower arrangement! It's really that simple. As time goes on, make sure you're trying new flowers and greenery in your at-home bouquets and make sure to check out The Bloom Academy, where you have access to all of our step by step videos! We do them every week!