DIY Spring Bouquet & Flower Arranging Tips

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I am truly in love with this week’s garden party tabletop, and I have to say that the flowers are really the focal point bringing the whole look together. Inspired by an array of Spring floral arrangements I found on Pinterest, I reached out to my friend Carly {follow her at @Carlyragosta) to help me bring my vision to life. In awe of her flower market finds, I had to have her break down the look so we {yes, you and I!} can re-create them in the future. Thankfully she put together an easy shopping list to help us out… and since this isn’t my first rodeo, I figured I would share a few tips from flower arranging on the regular. So here we go….

  1. What are the stunning flowers in these arrangements? Peach Anemones, Iris, Ranunculus, Lisianthus, and Ixia. Not featured were English Garden Roses in a different picture on my table, which are also a favorite flower of mine. Whether you plan to buy them individually or arrange a few together, you are bound to create something stunning!
  2. Ok so you want to create this at home? We used 2 low round vases {this for the larger and this for the smaller}. Carly started with the larger of the vases and arranged the larger blooms first, then slowly added in the more delicate ones and the greenery. Personally I always like my arrangements in clusters of 2, so for the smaller vase we just did a few sprigs of ixia to compliment in color.
  3. We used small vases that were tight and compact so the flowers weren’t too flimsy. If you are struggling to keep flowers in their place, consider picking up a flower foam from your local flower shop or craft store. Just be careful with foam because if you aren’t super careful you can break stems along the way!
  4. Still nervous about where to place certain flowers? Make sure to have your inspiration photos {wink wink this post will do!} handy. I created an entire Floral Inspiration Board on Pinterest that I use {in all seriousness, “copy”} weekly to create flower arrangements for my tables. I update my board almost daily with new seasonal flowers in different color palettes, so it’s a great place to find inspiration if you are looking!
  5. Lastly, you spent all this money and time on your flowers so you want them to last! Ask your florist for flower food or follow some at-home-remedies here.

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  1. Oh my goodness. That bouquet is just amazing. The colors are so vibrant and the flowers go so well with each other. Using small vases is a great tip. That way, the flowers will be held together tightly and you won’t have to worry about them flopping around.

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