How To Arrange Flowers

I love to have flowers in our home all year round – but let’s be honest, they can get expensive!  Especially right around Valentine’s Day.  To save yourself some money you can pick up flowers from the grocery store, arrange them on your own, and place them into your favorite bucket or basket for a beautiful arrangement.  Inexpensive flowers can look fabulous with these easy display tips!

Save money and arrange your own flowers with these tips!

tip 1  |  Make sure your flowers are prepped with the ends freshly cut at an angle under running water.  All leaves that will be in the water should also be stripped off the stem.  You can find out more about how to care for your flowers here.
Prep your flowers by stripping off the leaves that will fall below the water.

tip 2  |  Prep your glass vase next.  Use tape to create a grid along the top of the vase, which will help keep the flowers in place.  Begin by placing the flowers with the sturdy stems in the vase first, near the center.

tip 3  |  Continue to add flowers to the arrangement, working your way outward.  Save the flowers with the most flexible stems for the end.  Use the more flexible flowers to go out in a horizontal direction from the arrangement.  The stems can be reinforced with a small amount of floral wire wrapped around the stems.

tip 4  |  To finish off the arrangement place the vase in a bucket our basket.  This olive bucket reproduction is one of my favorites!  You can find one just like it here, or a cheaper version here. (affiliate link)

Like this arrangement?  You can see more about this table setting for a date night dinner at home over at Table for Two.

Make sure you tag me on social media if you arrange your own flowers.  Can’t wait to see your fabulous results!

Happy creating friends,


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  1. This is a skill I definitely envy! When i see gorgeous homemade arrangements it’s so impressive to me! I may have to try my own hand at it, thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful arrangement, and great tips. I’ve never heard of placing them depending on how firm their stem is. That seems really smart. Pinning so I can try it!

  3. Beautiful arrangement! I really needed this…lol…my flowers never look this good when I try to arrange them. I am pinning right now!

  4. I’m not the best at flower arrangements but I feel like I could be a lot better now! Great post and I’ve chosen to feature it at our next Share The Wealth Sunday blog hop as well as on my FB page! Thanks so much for linking up with us! xoxo

  5. I am somewhat lacking in the flower arranging department so I’m always thankful to read hints and tips like this , thanks

  6. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers! There is definitely an art to getting the most out of them, it looks like you have it down. Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday. There’s nothing like some fresh flowers to make a party feel special!

  7. These are such great tips! I thought I was good at arranging flowers but that tape trick is a game changer. Just in time for tulips! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  8. This is a gorgeous arrangement! I love all the tips…Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. :)


  9. Lovely arrangement and great tips! I love flowers. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

  10. I love this!

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