Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY Fall Flower Arrangement


I'm such a fan of flowers; you all know that by now :) My mom has always kept fresh flowers in the house and I just love it. Now while I would love to go to the flower mart and bring home exotic, gorgeous flowers to make my own arrangements each week, that's just not going to happen. We usually pick up a bouquet of flowers at Trader Joe's, so when we get home, I take the arrangements apart and figure out how to make it look better :)  I'm going to show you how to take a plain, grocery store bouquet and turn it into something a bit more special for Fall. 

Step 1: Find a vessel and tape off four quadrants. This will help you position the flowers in the vase.

Step 2: Take apart the store-bought bouquet and separate flowers by color.

Step 3: Begin with the main, or largest flowers. In this case, I wanted to start with my sunflowers. I placed one in each quadrant. Be sure to cut your flowers at an angle.

Step 4: Add in your next bloom. I added in my coral roses to the front of the bouquet, placing one rose in one quadrant and two roses in the next. 

Step 5: Fill the middle of the bouquet with the bunch of magenta flowers. Make these taller than the flowers at the front of the bouquet.

Step 6: Add in a little freesia to different areas of the arrangement where there appear to be "holes". To make it look effortless, make some stems longer than others, and even draping over the edge of the vase.

Step 7: Add in your greenery and leafy accents.


There you have it! I think it looks a lot more special than a simple grocery store arrangement {even though it's still not an amazing bouquet we could make with a trip to the flower market!}  These blooms are sitting pretty on our new bar cart/butcher block piece for the kitchen. Do you have a crush on fresh flowers like I do?! Do you have any flower arranging tricks?

Happy Thursday!
xoxo
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24 comments:

  1. So lovely! We don't tend to keep fresh flowers around the house as the cat likes to eat them but I love admiring them :) Such a pretty colour combo for fall!! xo

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  2. Love this! Thanks for your tips. I too like keeping flowers in the house, but I never like the way I arrange them so I'm definitely gong to try your tips -- thanks :)

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  3. this is such a great post! never knew the tape trick... SO doing this next time we get flowers!

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  4. Love your dress and your hair in this pic of you, you are gorgeous!!! Oh yes and I love the flowers too!! :)

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  5. Beautiful! I'm pinning this for future use! Thanks!

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  6. I love the tape trick! How clever! I'll be trying this out in the near future :).

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  7. wow, this is gorgeous! the quadrant tip is awesome
    kw ladies in navy

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  8. This is a great tutorial... any tips for keeping them fresh longer?

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  9. Oh thanks for the tip of making quadrants with tape... I'll have to try that next time! I'm so bad at arranging flowers but getting them from a florist is too expensive to do all the time!

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  10. Such a lovely arrangement Denise Richards (your are gorg!!) ;)
    XOXO

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  11. Beautiful. And yes, the tape makes it so much easier. Especially when using flowers that don't have sturdy stems. I too usually use my scissors, but there are some flowers that it is best to use a small paring knife to cut them with so the stems stay open and can take on water. Such as the bulb variety.

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  12. i love trader joes flowers! it takes all my willpower not to walk out with flowers every time i go.

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  13. I love having fresh flowers in the house. Trader Joes and the local farmers market have the best selection of seasonal flowers for reasonable prices. By the way I love the vase and your dress!

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  14. The tape on the vase is such a neat trick Michaela! I'm definitely remembering that next time I'm tempted to pick up some pretty stems at Trader Joes.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  15. These turned out so gorgeous! Great tips (: I love stopping by Trader Joe's for some flowers when I can't make it to a flower market!

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  16. Congrats... Really its a very good effort. keep rocking
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  17. Wow! This looks really good. Trader's is my favorite place to get flowers. I'll have to try that tape trick, I usually bunch them together and wrap a rubber band or wire around the stems to hold them in place.

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  18. yes, i'm pretty obsessed with flowers! i love buying the flowers when they're on sale, and making this special mixture to add to the vase: 1 tsp mouthwash, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp dish soap, 1 tbsp sugar, and lots of water of course. it makes them last forever!

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  19. I love having fresh flowers around the house! I never thought of making sections with tape, I will have to try that!

    xoxo
    Stacey
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  20. Hi Michaela, that was pretty amazing! I love how you arrange the flowers in the vase. I tried to arranged flowers on my own, many times as in! But it only turns out into just an ordinary flower arrangement. I mean, the flowers are pretty but the arrangement is not really good! Anyway, thank you for sharing your tutorial, I will follow your instructions so that I can make a beautiful flower arrangement too.


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