You only need Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement that will last in your home for days. You can even grab flowers from the grocery store. I’ll show you how.
Steps to Using Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement
- Choose a large blossom flower: hydrangea, peonies, sunflowers, dahlias….
- Place them in tepid water as soon as you bring them home.
- Find a container that is scaled to the flower. (Use a glass or plastic container inside your decorative piece if needed.)
- Measure the height for the first cut.
- Cut all three flowers at the same height (tip: always use an odd number of flowers.)
- Arrange them in the container. (For this simple technique, you simply stick them in the jar.)
- Place them in your home, preferably some place that doesn’t get direct sun light.
- Change water after the first day, and then check water level every two days.
Three Flowers Can Create a Lush Arrangement
But, not just any old flower. I chose hydrangea, but you can use whichever of the large blossom flowers is in season. (Note: When you are using, tall slender blooms like Iris, Tulips, or Roses, the arrangement will be more appealing if you stagger the height, and use filler flowers. Another post for another day).
Be Creative When Choosing a Container for Your DIY Flower Arrangement
Besides vases, you can use vintage pitchers or bowls. For my arrangement, I used a pencil holder. To make sure there were no leaks, I just cut the top from a water bottle and placed it inside. Pay attention to the height of your container. For this full look, shorter containers work best, 4-6 inches in height.
Cut the first flower to the appropriate height (slide your container to the edge of the counter to decide your height). For this look, the flowers are cut so that the blooms just clear the top of the container.
Then, cut all three of your flowers to that same approximate height.
Remember to place them in an area that doesn’t receive direct sunlight if you want them to last for 8-10 days. Full disclosure, there is no such place on the front side of my home. So these beauties were moved after the photos were taken. The professionals say to change the water the day after making your arrangements and then every two or three days after that.
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