Looking for a few flower arranging tips?
Did you know that in 2002, over 157 million roses were sold in the United States alone? That number has dropped steadily each year since then. Today, it’s down to only 27 million.
That’s one-sixth of what it once was.
Why? People are diversifying their flower choices. Ubiquitous rose bouquets have been replaced by sunflowers and lilies and Gerber daisies.
Consumers want live arrangements. They want to give their loved ones something different, something that speaks to their uniqueness.
What about you? Are you ready to leave those stuffy old rose petals behind? Read on to discover new flower decoration ideas for the home that you can start using today.
If you have a holiday dinner coming up, this is the perfect display piece for the center of your table. Purchase a wide vase with a low neck, not much higher than a gravy bowl. Make sure it’s watertight.
Cut a piece of wet floral foam to fit inside your vase. Then, soak it in water. You can use floral tape to hold the foam in place if need be.
Begin filling the foam with greenery. Follow that up with your chosen flowers. Don’t forget to turn the vase as you add stems to ensure the arrangement remains full and evenly distributed.
The following assortment makes a beautiful summertime bouquet:
- White wax flowers
If you don’t want to build the bouquet yourself, or you’re just in a rush, you can also shop now for flowers from a number of online florists.
Remember, if you are doing it yourself, always save the most delicate flowers for last. It ensures you don’t bruise their petals.
If you want to spotlight a single flower that’s fresh from the garden or your local florist, use the mantle. You can also use a coffee table or bedside table.
The trick is in the simplicity. Use a clear vase, bottle, or other glassware with a high, tight neck. Fill it three-quarters full of water. Then remove all the green leaves from the flower except for the three to five nearest the top.
Be sure to always cut your stems horizontally to allow for the maximum amount of surface area at the tip. This is where the flower absorbs water. The more water it absorbs, the longer it will last.
You can also dress up the bouquet with a ribbon around the glass.
The Wedding or Party Display
Whether it’s a summer garden party or a formal wedding, you can’t go wrong with silk and muslin. Dress your table display with layered muslin fabric. Drape it loosely, and decorate it with silk ribbons in the same color palette as the party.
Then add your vase of flowers. Remember to choose one flower variety that matches the ribbons.
This is the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine’s rose bouquet. To begin, pick your base flower. We prefer ranunculus.
Each has three times the number of petals that you’ll find on a rose. They don’t smell, but they more than make up for their lack of scent with their bold colors and silky texture.
After you find your base flower, add a stem of a different flower to it. Each stem should be added at a slight angle, so the resulting bouquet has an hourglass shape.
Wreaths don’t have to be winter ornament. Summer wreaths can add a splash of vibrancy to any occasion. You can hang them indoors or out.
We prefer to use dahlia and orchids with a splash of baby fern for the greens.
Start with a floral foam that’s shaped in a wreath ring. Soak it in water and fill the base with foliage, such as baby fern. Then cut your flower stems short, and begin poking them into the foam as well.
You can use green floral wire or silk ribbon to make a hook for your hanging wreath. Be sure to mist the wreath regularly to prolong its life.
Flower Arranging Tips and More
Well, did you find a few helpful hints in our flower arranging tips? Good floral decoration ideas can transform everything from birthday parties to relaxation massages. Don’t be afraid to step out on a limb and try something different.
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So long and good luck!