If it was up to us, we would have flower arrangements around the home all year long. Thanksgiving is a week away and we have already discussed the tabletop decor you should incorporate next Thursday. Mentioned in that Top Ten was centerpieces and flower arrangements. Here are tips on creating a floral arrangement for this upcoming holiday!
It all begins by selecting the type of flowers you desire to use. Shop at your local flower shop to purchase the in-season bloom. You will want various sizes, including filler flowers and mass blooms like roses, as well as a few details blooms in different shapes and contrast.
What you will need:
Clear Floral Tape
Flowers of your choice
Variety of Foliage and/or Greenery
Novelty Blooms (Roses and Filler flowers)
How to make the arrangement:
Add water a little over the halfway point in your vase. Create a grid pattern with the clear floral tape across the top of the vase; this will help add structure to your arrangement.
Create a foundation with foliage/greenery, letting the stems crisscross and intertwine in the vase. This technique will provide the framework for your arrangement.
Add your flowers. For each flower you add, be sure to remove all leaves that will sit below the waterline and trim the stem on an angle with the scissors. Add to the vase as soon as you cut the ends, before the stem has a chance to seal up! Create a dimension with larger and smaller bloom as well as different heights.
Add the novelty blooms to fill in any noticeable gaps.
Have fun with your flower arrangements, homeowner!