8 Tips to Flower Arranging You Need to Know

We had an incredible time at Make + Do’s Flower Arranging Workshop and Kristin with Floral Creations Florist taught us so much about how to arrange, design, cut and care for flowers. 

We’re recapping a few tips with you here because it was just SO valuable:

  1. Start by filling your vase with fresh, room temperature water.
  2. If you choose to use “flower food,” only use a pinch. Too much can actually be harmful for your flowers and kill them. 
  3. When cutting your stems to size, use a knife or shears. Do NOT use scissors, they pinch the stems and prevent them from drinking water!
  4. If you’re using a short vase, use floral tape to create a grid on the opening. This helps keep flowers in place (hint: the best kind of floral tape is sold by florists!).
  5. Once you’ve finished arranging your flowers, pour the water out of the vase to refill with fresh water. This will make them last longer. 
  6. Keep all leaves and foliage out of the water in your vase — they drink it first and can keep it from hydrating the actual flower. 
  7. Keep your stems as long as possible so they drink water and stay hydrated. 
  8. Change your water every other day to get the most life out of your arrangement!
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