It’s hard not to love a beautiful floral arrangement but it’s understandably difficult to create one yourself. We here at B Floral have a few tips to share to help you create an arrangement that you can be proud of. Below are 7 tips that we suggest you try next time you want to create a floral arrangement!
1. Cut stems on an angle
Once you pick your blooms, cut each stem at a 45-degree angle. This allows for the stem to uptake more water and keep the flower properly hydrated.
2. Clean leaves off of stems
If any leaves appear that they will submerged in water, remove them from your flowers’ stems. Leaves that remain in water may rot and lead to your flowers dying quicker, and you don't want that!
3. Warm water for blossoms to bloom
Waiting for a bloom to say hello? Place in warm water to help closed buds open more quickly. Once they open, place into lukewarm water to help keep them healthy and last longer in your arrangement.
4. Florist’s Foam helps extend the life of your flowers
Cut a piece of florist’s foam to fit your vase and soak in water for 15 minutes. Place the soaked foam into your vase and start placing your flowers. The foam not only helps to preserve your flowers but also adds support to your arrangement.
5. Create a grid on vase to structure an arrangement
Use clear water-resistant flower tape to create a grid on top of a vase to help add structure to your arrangement. The grids help support stems so that they don’t fall over and shift surrounding flowers. Fill each grid so that the arrangement appears full and the tape is not visible.
6. Use different shades of the same color
A monochromatic color scheme is always on trend. Use different shades and hues of a single color to achieve this modern look. Pair flowers of the same or different varieties that compliment each other, as seen in the picture above- a B Floral creation!
7. Include flowers that vary in height
Find flowers and foliage that range in height or cut flowers to specific lengths to add dimension to your arrangement. Varying the height of your florals also makes your arrangement appear fuller and more complex.
We hope that these tips and tricks will help you create a special arrangement and make you feel like a pro!