My Number One Floral Design Tip
I get asked a lot about buying flowers from the grocery store, but wanted to share my number one floral design tip with you today! It’s actually, in my opinion, the key to a perfect arrangement.
Now take some deep breaths. This is a hard one to get over. But the biggest tip for a beautiful arrangement is to….cut your flowers shorter than you’re probably comfortable with. Ha!
Normally when I am helping someone with flowers, I have to tell them to go shorter. I used to have anxiety about it myself. There’s no going back…ahhh! But I have a video below that will teach you how to measure the length before you make the snip!
So I like to do my flowers tight in containers. I basically measure the length of the stem (not including the bloom) to the top of the container and then cut.
You can see in this video, even sometimes I don’t get the length exactly right. I will go back in and cut it shorter. I do this a lot, so you’ll see me make adjustments in almost every video – ha!
Once I get the length right, I lay the blooms around the edge of the container until it goes all the way around, then layer blooms on top of those until the container is filled.
I used a dozen cream roses for this bouquet and picked up this simple container from Hobby Lobby. Isn’t it crazy what a difference the container can make? I am in love with this one!
Other quick tips: I use warm water to encourage the flower to intake more water AND cut at a 45 degree angle.
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Want to know more about floral design? Check out my other videos here!