How to Make Your Own Flower Arrangement
It’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t love decorating their home with beautiful flower arrangements. However, flower arranging is not a simple act and it takes time and effort to craft your own bouquet.
Want to try something new, and bring your own personal touch to your home décor? Here is a step-by-step guide on constructing your very own flower arrangement.
DIY Flower Arranging Guide
Step One: Choosing the Flowers
In order to make your arrangement nice and balanced, it’s important to choose flowers from each of these categories: structural, blooms and fillers. The different textures, heights, widths and colours of structural and filler flowers will allow your bouquet to have more depth, whilst still allowing your blooms to stand out. By striking the right balance between these three groups, you will achieve the perfect shape.
Always remember to keep a colour scheme in mind when you are choosing these flowers too; if it is your first time arranging, it is best to stick to one colour, so you only have to balance different tones rather than multiple colours. Do you have a colour scheme running through your interior? Maybe you could pick your favourite colour or seasonal blooms, it’s completely up to you!
Step Two: Essential Preparation
You want your arrangement to last as long as possible, right? Well, you need to make sure to undertake these basic care routines beforehand. Get rid of any dead, broken or brown petals and leaves that fall beneath the water line. Cut one inch off the stem, at an angle, and place them straight into fresh water; for tighter bulbs like roses, use warm water.
An inch is the general guideline but cutting them at different lengths will bring different heights to your arrangement. Next, you need to find the ideal vessel for your arrangement that complements the theme of the plants and the shape you are wanting to achieve. This could be a vase with a long neck, a wide round vase, or even more creative options like a tin, jar, or bottle!
Step 3: Shaping Your Floral Arrangement
The shape of your flower arrangement will depend a lot on the flowers you have chosen. So, if you have chosen small flowers or cut more off the stems when preparing them, you will create a smaller and possibly rounder bouquet. If you have chosen bigger blooms, more voluminous structural and filler flowers, you will create a taller and bigger arrangement. No matter what shape you are looking for, there are general guidelines to building your bouquet.
First, place the larger, structural flowers in your container to create a skeleton for your arrangement. Next, add some volume with your blooms, considering height as well as width. After you have evenly arranged these, fill in the gaps with your filler plants to add the final touch. Top Tip: Always look at your bouquet from different angles, including above, by turning your vase regularly. This way, you can make any adjustments needed so, whatever angle you place it, it will look perfect.
Step 4: Finding the Perfect Spot
If you’ve based your colour scheme on a particular room, then it won’t be hard to choose where you will display your very own arrangement. Obviously, the placement does depend on the shape you have created. But wherever you choose, make sure it stands out and gets the attention it deserves. It’s your hard work after all!
Magic Flower Arrangement Alternatives
Work slowly and don’t go too overboard with the number of flowers. Start off simple and persistently practice, experiment and have fun with it!
Another alternative to a DIY flower arrangement is purchasing a ready-made one from our shop too.