Flower Arranging – Do’s and Don’ts

Did you want to try your hand at flower arranging? Here are some great tips to get you started, like what to do and what not to do.

Flower Arranging Do’s 

Do Choose Your Arrangement Location

First, by deciding where you are going to display your arrangement, you can determine what kind of shape and what kind of height you need to create. 

Do Choose Your Arrangement Container

After you choose where you are going to place your bouquet, you should pick the correct container. You need to make sure you decide on one that is in proportion to the size of your arrangement and that matches the décor of the location.

Do Use at Least 3 Different Flowers

Make sure your arrangement is versatile and striking by using three different types of flowers, commonly referred to as thrillers, spiller and fillers. Thrillers are the main bloom that catch the eye, spillers are the secondary blooms or foliage, and fillers are the small blooms that fill the empty space.

Do Stick to a Colour Palette

We recommend that you choose no more than 4 different colours from a similar palette. Whether you decide on neutral or bright shades, try to ensure that you pick both highlights and lowlights to add depth to your bouquet.

Flower Arranging Don’ts

Don’t Pick a Mismatch of Flowers

You need to choose flowers that blend well together and complement each other. For example, if you’re going for a more boho look, you shouldn’t pick exotic and vibrant blooms to go with a pastel-heavy, wistful arrangement.

Don’t Make the Arrangement in a Vase

By creating the bouquet in your hand first rather than directly in the vase, you will be able to manipulate and manoeuvre any changes without the risk of knocking the container over. 

Don’t Cut the Stems Equally

If you cut the stems all the same length, the height of the arrangement will look bulky and some of the blooms may not be able to reach the water. Stagger the stems so you can create different heights and shape to your bouquet.

Don’t be afraid to try something new; it is a great skill you can teach yourself and you have the ability to completely personalise your arrangement.

If change your mind, you can always buy one of our Magic Flower Arrangements instead!

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