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13. Boring to Beautiful
I can’t help but pick up a bouquet of flowers just about every time I’m at the grocery store, but it can be intimidating to most people arranging them in a vase. Unfortunately, you can’t just plop them in there and expect them to look beautiful, but with the help of the tape grid that we talked about or the use of an Easy Arranger, you can arrange your flowers like a pro!
For your basic arrangement, cut your stems so that they are about 1. 5 times the height of your vase. After cutting and cleaning off the foliage on your flower stems, separate your bouquet by flower and filler type before beginning. Start by creating a foundation and shape for your flowers by using your large greenery and focal flower(s) first. Then fill in the gaps with your remaining flowers and fillers, insuring that they are all at slightly different heights. You can read more tips like this over at Earnest Home!
14. Add Some Life
Take a simple flower vase (with a few flower stems) from boring to exciting! Inexpensive guppy, goldfish or beta fish can bring a basic flower arrangement to life – literally. Create a spectacular table arrangement for a wedding reception or birthday party. Adding fish is inexpensive, easy to make and can double as a long lasting party favor!
Important Note: Water temperature and PH balance must be suitable for the type of fish you add. Be prepared to feed your fish and change the water often.
When the party is over, send a fish in a clear plastic bag filled with suitable water home with your guests, or move your honored fish friends into their spacious dream fish tank. Click here for more tips on caring for gold fish.