April 14, 2017
I’m kind of giddy about today’s Fresh Flower Friday. It’s all about learning how to create your own flower arrangement. With a busy and fun weekend ahead, a special flower arrangement is a must for Easter! At one point I was so intimidated by arranging flowers and creating a beautiful centerpiece. I wish I had pictures of the first few I did. I’m not an expert by any means! My arrangements have gotten better but I still have a lot to learn. I’ve attended workshops, looked at pictures, experimented, and followed tutorials online. Today I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite flower arrangement tutorials. These are a great starting point for anyone and each one provides something a little different for you to learn.
I thought this would be the best place to start. Lucy of Craftberry Bush gives the perfect tips and tricks for creating a perfect flower arrangement. These are your guidelines on where to begin before you even cut a single flower. The proof is in her own flower arrangement pictured above. Isn’t it gorgeous for spring? I’ll also be jotting down a few of her tips.
There are so many things I love about this flower arrangement, especially when it comes to poppies. Amy of Homey Oh My shows us if we have a mason jar then we can make a beautiful arrangement. She uses a mixture of 3-4 different flowers and greenery to create this look. With step-by-step photos that guide you on what to add and when, you can’t go wrong with this tutorial! For example, did you know it’s best to start with the filler (greenery) first?
While looking for the perfect tutorials for Fresh Flower Friday, I learned something new when coming across Julie Blanner’s post. I’ve always struggled with filler and flowers not staying where I put them. Julie solves that problem for me with one easy fix: tape. No, you don’t tape the flowers to the vase. Check out her post to discover what she does. Also, if you’re a visual person, this is the tutorial for you! There are plenty of pictures to guide you.
I’ve always been intrigued with cascading centerpieces. My attempt at creating this type of centerpiece in the past was not successful due to the greenery drooping too much. So needless to say, I was thrilled when I found Katie’s tutorial on Fifty Flowers. They even used a cake stand to create the arrangement. I can’t wait to attempt this type of flower arrangement again!
Recently I shared with you where to buy fresh flowers. A few of those were my local grocery store. Sometimes when I’m short on time, I’m left grabbing flowers from a place where they aren’t that appealing. With using the tips and tricks you learn along the way, you can make those not so great flowers look stunning. This post found on My Domaine gives amazing examples of grocery store flowers turned into beautiful arrangements. If anything, this is the inspiration you need. Anything is possible!
Now that it’s Friday, head to your nearest place to pick up fresh flowers and greenery. Now is the perfect time to attempt a flower arrangement for the holiday weekend!
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