Saturday, September 4, 2010

How to Make Flower Arrangements

Here are a few photos with steps on how to arrange flowers.

I learned how to arrange flowers from my Mom. She would always
give me constructive criticism when I arranged a bouquet. I didn't always
take it that way, but now I see it as that.

Start with soaked, floral oasis.

Tape your oasis to secure for traveling and such.

Start with greenery working from the bottom up so you can hide the
oasis and give it a natural look.

Form a shape by adding your biggest flowers first. Then add more
greenery and fillers to make it full.

The finished product.

Josh took this photo, he thought it would look neat with the trees
in the background. I'll give him an A+ on this one.

Low candle arrangements are easy and make nice centerpieces.

Add greenery to cover oasis, then flowers, and more greenery to
give it the final, finished look.

This is my new favorite plant to add in arrangements.
They are called "hens and chicks"
and they add natural look to most anything.
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. ooh, lovely! I KNEW that compote would find a creative purpose in your hands! Thanks for the lesson! Claire Bleu

  2. Beautiful flower arrangements :-) I have spent a very pleasant couple of hours rambling through your blog; thank you for posting, and I hope it is still fun for you to do.
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    1. Hmm.. a simple book of recipes from your blog to download.. what a great idea. I would love one to give along with wedding gifts.

  3. Hope I'm just curious do you use fake flowers or real ones in your arrangments. They are beautiful and I love that you posted a tutorial on how to do them thanks.

    1. Most of time I use real flowers, the above arrangement was made with real flowers. I have made some fake flower arrangements for fall and winter.

  4. Hope do u have flower suggestions for Spring. I want to try an make a lovely arrangement for my table.

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  7. Oh these flowers arrangements look so beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing great tutorial here. I am so pleased to see these photos. I need to send flower bouquet to a friend. I would be using Bloom Flowers delivery services for that. They also make wonderful flower arrangements.

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  9. Flower arrangement is an activity that you need to enjoy. I started working as a florist 6 months ago and I must admit, you're good.