Ever since I can remember, I’ve been drawn to flowers. Their color; their smell; their natural appeal – there is just nothing about them that I don’t love. And really, aside from one of my sorority sisters who is not a flower fan, I challenge you to name one person (guys included) who does get a big ole’ smile on their face when nearby a beautiful bouquet. Seriously, it’s a challenge.
The feeling I get around flowers is one I cherish so much that I’ve often talked about opening my own flower shop when the day comes that I don’t work in PR anymore. Plus, I’ve always been one who enjoys making other people smile, and as we just proved, flowers will do that to just about anyone. In preparation for that day, I often practice by arranging flowers for my own apartment. And today, I thought that I’d share some of my own tips for creating a nice floral arrangement (I’ll preface this by saying that I’m still very much a novice in floral arrangement, but hey, practice makes perfect).
One of my favorite things is to take larger flowers, cut the stems, and place them in short vases where the bold, colorful petals can really stand out. Oftentimes, I’ll do this with hydrangea, but it would also work well with dahlias, ranunculus, or like in my photo below, lilies.
You can of course buy a pre-made bouquet at the store, and that’s nice to do occasionally, but most of the time, I like to put together my own bouquets. It’s definitely something that takes a bit of practice ( you can tell I haven’t quite mastered the art), but the creation process is almost as nice as the end result! When you’re deciding what flowers to include in your bouquet, look for flowers in the same color palette. Don’t be afraid to experiment – different textures and plant heights will add variety and interest to your bouquet.
Spice It Up:
Think outside the box when it comes to flower vases – any attractive container will do the trick, whether it be an empty candle holder, food jar, or even a wine bottle. You could buy the same flower week after week, but switching up the vase will make it look different every time.
If you want even more great tips on putting together a beautiful bouquet (or if you just want to admire some lovely flowers), check out these sites below:
- – How To Arrange Spring Flowers (Real Simple Magazine)
- – 15 Classic Flower Arrangements (Better Homes & Gardens)
- – 3 Ways To Arrange Supermarket Flowers (A Cup Of Jo)
- – Flower Arranging Tips (Martha Stewart)
And if you have any of your own pro tips, be sure to share them in the comments section below. I’ll take all the help I can get, so don’t be shy about sharing, people!