“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha
In my opinion, there is nothing more festive, crafty, and beautiful than a seasonal flower arrangement. Whatever the occasion, event, or time of year, floral set pieces are the perfect way to light up any space; especially when they look so organically blended together. Now on a college budget, purchasing professional flower arrangements is not an entirely realistic expense each week. Do not fret if you are in my boat! Inexpensive and divine flower arrangements can be yours in a few simple steps:
+ Sharp Scissors or Clippers
+ A Vessel
+ Rubberbands (I recommend clear elastic)
+ Your favorite seasonal flowers (some large buds, some small buds, some greenery/filler)
Step 1 : Prep Your Flowers
Give those fresh flowers a fresh cut at a 45 degree angle and remove any foliage that may fall below the water line. As much as we may love those leafy greens, they build bacteria in the water which may shorten the lifespan of the arrangement (and doesn’t look to pretty).
Step 2 : Create a Base (Using Foliage)
Start by adding your foliage first. I chose to start with green foliage and I added branches, placing them in the vase in various directions. For a more sparse, organic look you can choose to use foliage with longer stems and/or less greens.
Step 3 : Add Small Flowers & Any Accent Flowers
Some suggest to add the largest flowers first, it is indeed a personal preference. I have found adding smaller flowers first creates a more organic look to the arrangement and allows the larger flowers to have more dimension.
Step 4 : Add Your Mega Blooms
This step is the focal point of your arrangement and often times is the last step! To avoid negative space within the arrangement, start by filling the flowers in the holes of the existing arrangement.
Step 5 : Fluff & Fill
Your arrangement should be looking as gorgeous and flaunting as you do at this point! The final step is to add in those extra accent flowers where needed; then fluff the arrangement to rid of any loose greens and negative space.
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@m_o_d_a + all my love