How to make a SHOWSTOPPER Floral Arrangement in 5 just Easy Steps!
What you’ll need:
- Faux Floral Stems (13)
- Glitter Berry Pick (4)
- Accent Décor (1)
- Dry Foam Half Ball (NOT NEEDED FOR A TALL VASE)
- Wire Cutters or Needle Nose Pliers (ALSO NOT NEEDED FOR A TALL VASE)
If you chose a tall vase, then pat yourself on the back because you’re smarter than I am! LOL. J Seriously, don’t bother buying 3 or 4 above. You literally can just put your faux floral stems inside your vase, arrange them how you’d like (maybe bend your stems outward to create a blossoming effect and call it day. Your beautiful bouquet is D-O-N-E my friend!
However, if you’re the picky type (like me) and already have your heart set on a short/wide vase (like seen in my bouquet), than learn from my mistakes with these easy STEPS & TIPS:
*Mistake #1… Thinking I didn’t need the dry foam ball to hold my flowers in place! Yes, I know there’s other ways to set your arrangement in place, but take it from me, if you’re not a professional (or at least a somewhat naturally skilled florist), then make your life easier & get one!
- Take all of your faux florals & arrange them in your hands how you’d like them distributed in the vase. This is just so you can take a mental note of what you’d like the end result to be. Note that I used a primary floral (the peonies) & then arranged my secondary floral (white roses) & berry pick around them. Be sure to “break up” the primary flower with your secondary stems evenly. Also decide where your décor accent (like the velvet Christmas gift box I used) will go.
- With your dry foam half ball placed inside your vase (dome side up), using your needle nose pliers, cut your florals & picks (the glitter berry stems) roughly 6-7 inches from the bloom.
*TIP* Where you cut your flowers really just depends on the width & depth of your vase. Before making your first cut, simply place a flower laid on the outside rem of your vase, where you’d like it to fall so that you know where you need to cut. Repeat all the way around laying each flower on the rem until the outside ring of the vase is done. (Florals ONLY loosely in vase)
- Next repeat step #2 by working a flower stem in the center of your vase (loosely) to know where you need to cut your center stems.
*TIP* Once you realize how many flowers you’ll need for the center of your bouquet, basically you’ll just want to cut those shorter than the outside ones.
- Ok guys, I hope you took a mental note of how you arranged your bouquet because now you’ll need to take them all back out. You’ll now want to take each stem/pick & poke it into your dry foam ball where you intend it stay. I started from the outside & worked my way to the center. Aim at poking it through the foam about an inch or two deep… just as long as it feels securely in place.
- Last step! Woohoo!!! Now just take the decorative accent piece (the gift box) and tightly squeeze it into your arrangement. No need to secure it.
That’s it! I hope you have a bouquet you’ll enjoy for months & years to come. Drop me a comment or message me a picture of your lovely bouquet. I’d love to see your version! And last *TIP*, if you found making an arrangement to be slightly harder than you imagines it to be, than join the club! I was pretty frustrated with myself while I was making mine, but in the end I absolutely love the end result!