Make Your Own Beautiful Flower Arrangements
Having flowers in your house is like adding a breath of fresh air to your entire space. Flowers are not only nice to look at, but they also add a touch of sweet scent for your enjoyment. Whether you choose to go for a fresh flower arrangement, or prefer dried collections, they can easily transform the atmosphere of your home to make it more cozy and inviting.
Don’t be intimidated by arranging flowers on your own – it’s easy once you get the hang of it, and you’ll get better at it the more you practice! Follow the four simple steps outlined below to get started.
Step 1: If you want to make your arrangements extra special, it's important to start with fresh, high-quality blooms. Ideally, you’ll be sourcing these from a local farm that follows sustainable practices like Mossy Gate Flowers Farm. This ensures that the flowers will be vibrant and last longer in your arrangements. Not to mention, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting local small businesses while helping the environment at the same time.
Important Tip: Grab your flowers when they are not yet fully bloomed. Choosing partially opened blossoms will provide longevity for your arrangement.
Bring your flower collection home and lay out the pieces across your counter or table in front of you to assess how you’ll be putting your arrangement together. First you’ll want to select a focal piece as your starting point. Your choice will set the tone for the rest of your arrangement!
Step 2: Add other flowers to surround and compliment your focal flower. These additional flowers and plants will add a layer to the whole arrangement. It's important to choose colors that go well together and add some contrast. The right combination of complementary colors can turn your simple flower arrangement into something amazing!
Now please note, this step is the hardest part! At first your arrangement is going to look sad. However, after trying at least a few different combinations, you can work through your disappointment and you get to some final results you’ll be pleased with.
Like anything else in the design space, a little bit of practice goes a long way!
Step 3: Without proper care, your fresh flower arrangement can quickly become infected with fungus. This can not only damage their stems, but also causes a stinky odor.
Obviously, you brought your flowers home to spruce up your space and make it smell good, not to cause bad odors! But don’t worry, there’s an easy solution for this.
To keep your flower arrangements in the best condition for as long as possible, try using a vodka and baking soda solution to keep fungi at bay. Simply mix the ingredients together and swish it in your water at the flowers’ stems every few days and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful smell of flowers in your home for significantly longer.
That’s all there is to it! Your last and final step is to simply enjoy having beautiful flower arrangements in your home. These arrangements offer such a low-effort way to add beauty and fragrance to your space. Plus, the more you practice your arrangement skills, the more fun you’ll have playing with different combinations and arrangement designs.