Ever felt that the flower arrangements at the supermarket are just a little too drab? Why not do it yourself? Here are FIVE tips on how to arrange flowers like a pro because come one, you are better than a boring vase of Gerber daisies.
This is the arrangement I made for Mother's Day this year. Pretty divine. I really tried to aim for florist quality without having to spend all that money. Besides, everything is better homemade, especially when it is for your mom.
Tip #1: Focus on a simple palette I went with pinks, whites, and deep greens.
Tip #2: Save money, go foraging! After less than an hour pecking around the city I had my arms full with gorgeous clippings. I found Eastern Redbud blossoms, crabapple blossoms and pine. I purchased the rest at the grocery store
Tip #3: Consider height Height makes a flower arrangement look more interesting and sophisticated. I cut the Eastern Redbuds to a generous length and I love what they did for the bouquet as a whole.
Tip #4: Make it lush! Greens are just as important as the flowers themselves. They are easy to overlook but you do not want to forget them! A leafy bouquet looks more lush. I used the pine branches that I foraged and bought a bundle of greens.
Tip #5: Prepare your flowers properly Snip off all the leaves that would otherwise end up under water. Cut the stems at an angle; this helps them drink up more water. Roses need extra attention. Roses, especially white ones tend to have bruised petals. Gently peel away the damaged outer petals to reveal the nicer looking ones beneath.
Bonus Tip: Make your flowers last longer Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of sugar to the flower's water. Change out the water every day.