Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flower Arrangements

Okay, I am definitely not a florist and don't claim to be an expert, but I want to share a few of my tips and tricks with you.  I often do flowers for showers, weddings, and parties and have learned a few things along the way. First, I like to buy flowers from SAMs club.  Not all locations have a full floral department, but the ones that do have a number of standard flowers I like to use such as, roses, spider mums and alstromeria.  I like to add things I can get in my garden such as hydrangeas and peonies whenever possible.  Once I have all of the flowers I like to strip them of their leaves and separate by flower.

Next, I like to get my vases ready. 

If they are a clear vase I like to use tape to make a grid to hold the flowers in place.  

If the vase is colored I like to cut a piece of green floral foam to fit.  This stuff can be magic! 

I always like to make sure I have enough flowers to fill all of my vases so I start by filling all of the vases I would like to use with the largest flowers. In this case I started with the spider mums and roses.

Next I filled with the alstromeria, babies breath and a few berries.

Again, I am no professional, but these are methods that have been fool proof for me over the years.  Don't flowers just make you so happy??


  1. Great ideas!!! When you use the foam do you add water to it or not?

  2. Good call out Lacey! Yes always add water. Have a great week :)

  3. thanks for the tips and information..i really appreciate it.. send flowers munich