Hey party people!
Are you a fan of flowers? Do you love having a beautiful flower arrangement on the dining room or entry way table?
I love flowers & adore having fresh flowers in the house whenever I can.
Over the years, I’ve developed my own little formula for flower arranging. I am not saying no one else has ever thought of it, but it works for me & it’s simple. I like simple!
I used to go into the store & grab one of those pre-arranged flower bouquets. It worked okay, but I wanted something more. I wanted something with a little pizzazz.
I started experimenting with choosing my own flowers & creating an arrangement.
Here’s the formula that I found to be quick, easy & yield beautiful results.
* Pick out 3 different sizes of flowers (large, medium, and small).
# of Large – Use an odd number. I used 5 for my arrangement but you could do 3 for a smaller one or 7 for a bigger one. These will become your “anchor” flowers.
# of Medium – The next odd number up from the amount of large flowers you’re using. For instance, I used 5 large flowers, so I went with 7 pink carnation flowers.
#of Small – Next odd number up from the amount of medium flowers. These will fill in spaces between the large & small flowers.
* Pick out a filler.
The filler could be a really small & dainty flower (like the baby’s breath) or it could be some kind of greenery.
* Begin with your large flowers & cut them to where 1/4 to 1/3 of it sticks out of the vase. Use this as a guide for the rest of the flowers.
Cut the medium flowers a little shorter than the large flowers; the small flowers a little shorter than the medium flowers & the filler about the same length as the small flowers.
* Place the large flowers in the vase first, then add the medium flowers around them, and the small flowers in between the two.
This is what mine looked like after I added all the main flowers.
FYI…that is a fish bowl I’m using as a vase. Search your house for unusual items you can use to display your arrangements.
* Now just add your filler to “fill” in any of the openings.
I’ve tried to implement the tape across the vase method, which works okay but this is much simpler and saves more time.
And you know what they say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Do you have any flower arranging tips? Have you ever wanted to work in a flower shop?
Hope your summer vacation is off to a great start!
p.s. This is YOUR official invite to the party…