Sweet and Simple DIY Flower Arrangements for Any Occasion
Posted on 15 October 2018
There are not many instances where you’d spontaneously make a mini flower arrangement let alone a set of mini flower arrangements. Why not make an occasion so you can get your creative flower power on? Alright, a little cheesy, but seriously. Large flower centerpieces can be really daunting, especially for anyone that doesn’t feel especially talented with floral design. Like any talent, start small and build up from there. Here’s our advice to get you started.
Step One: Picking your flowers and greenery
This one is easy. Try to stick with up to 3 different kinds of stems. Try one flower type that you want to be the star of the show. For this example we chose white mums. Next chose a greenery- we chose green berries. Then finally a filler flower like our goldenrod.
Tip: Try to do each stem in a different texture (round, bushy, spiky)
Step Two: The Prep Work
Pick out your vase or vases. We used our Matte Gray Square Urbans vases (P.S- they come in a set of 2). Trim off leaves from the stems and any wilting petals around the edges of the blooms.
Cut your stems to the desired length and at a 45 degree angle.
Tip: Carefully place the stem and vase on the edge of the counter to use as a cutting reference. Cut conservatively long and trim off small bits from there after you start arranging.
Step Three: Arranging
There’s no straight rules for how you want to arrange. We suggest for mini flower arrangements putting the greenery in first, adding your your main flowers. Use the filler and more greenery to fill in any gaps.
Step Four: Finishing up the Job
Make any needed stem length adjustments then fill your vase with water to keep them going longer than an afternoon. Using a canister with a longer nozzle will help avoid any splashing. Most arrangements of this size aren’t made to last too long, but if you want to extend their life, add a ¼ tsp of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sugar to act as flower food.
Now that you’re finished you can display these lovelies for whatever occasion you’ve come up with.
We have them displayed for casual decor, but these are great decorative space savers for:
Dining table centerpieces when guests are over
Or just for fun!
Products: Grey Urban Matte Square Vase Set of 2
Photography: Marmalade Photo
Flowers: Metropolitan Market and Trader Joes