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Simple Floral Arrangement {3 Easy Steps}

Dear Friends,

There is a store near my house with floral arrangements that take my breath away.  I have one in the foyer that I love and I willingly forked over the funds last year after putting a birthday gift card to use.  I’m not going to pretend that I can put something together as well as a floral designer.  However, the small arrangements are pretty pricey and I figured I could handle that on my own.

I knew I wanted preserved flowers which is different than what you see at most craft stores.  In my case, I bought hydrangeas at a booth at a local home decor market.  They were marked down 50% which made the diy-version extra worthwhile.

I also bought the container at the market but at a different booth.  The floral foam came from Michael’s.

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1.  You will need a small container for your arrangement.  Think outside of flower pots for a more interesting look.
2.  Floral foam.  This was $3.99 for 2 cylinders at Michael’s.  I only used one.
3.  A couple of stems of the flower of your choice.

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1. Place your foam in the container.  Don’t worry about filling in cracks.
2. Cut your stems but be conservative.  I cut once initially and then cut again to make them a little shorter as needed.
3. Place your stems in the foam and gently wiggle them until they reach the bottom.  If they aren’t at the right height for your liking, take them out and cut to the desired length.
Voila!
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Not exactly difficult, but it was a good starter project!  I would love to take a floral design class one of these days.  I’ll add that to the bucket list!

Anyone have any floral arranging secrets or tips?
-Erin

Comments

  1. So pretty, Erin! And duh to the foam stuff. I always try to arrange my dried hydrangeas and they fall and then I’m all, what am I doing wrong? I’m so glad for the reminder! It’s the little things! ;} Thanks friend!

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