If you’re determined to give flower centrepieces a hand and want to craft them like a pro, you’ll need a couple of pointers from those who have got centrepiece crafting down to a T.
Here is our little confession: we love arranging and experimenting with flowers, but it also excites us when we can help someone else make their own flower masterpiece. Which is exactly why A Better Florist team decided to share their five essential tips for making your own, fabulous centrepieces.
If you’re arranging flowers for the first time in your life, go for tones and shades of the same hue, so that you centrepiece has a classy, put-together look. To break up the monotony, use plenty of greenery.
Use a Foam
If you are able to purchase a florist’s foam, do it for several reasons. First of all, it will keep your flowers in place, instead of them floating around the vase or container aimlessly. Secondly, it will keep your flowers hydrated for a longer period of time.
As you’ll have to cut the foam to fit your container, first soak it in water for 15 minutes, and then proceed with cutting it. Remember to water the foam every couple of days, so the flowers soak in the fresh water.
Here’s how to approach the arrangement of flowers. Evenly place large flower first around the centrepiece. Feel free to turn the arrangement as you go so it’s equal on all sides. Fill in the arrangement with smaller blooms, but make sure to leave room for each stem, so each flower can soak in the right amount of water and have room to thrive. Add ferns, berries and branches if you plan to do so, to give your centrepiece a little bit more vibrancy.
Pay Attention to Height
You want your flowers to stand tall from the container, and not just peek out of it. Make sure to cut the stems, without overdoing it, so that your flowers stand above the container about one and a half times the height of the container. Depending on your personal preference, you can match the width with the height to achieve perfect balance.
Experiment with Sizes
Feel free to cut stems in different heights, as you’ll add more dimension to your flower centrepiece.
Hopefully, you’re feeling a little bit more enthusiastic about arranging. Get your creative juices flowing and feel free to share your success with us!