- Step 1: Choose flowers Choose the flowers you want to use—your choice of vase will be based on the size and shape of the flowers.
- Step 2: Long-stemmed vase For long-stemmed flowers—like roses or sunflowers—use a tall, slender vase. You don't need many blossoms to create a striking look.
- Step 3: Short-stemmed vase For short-stemmed flowers with round, full blossoms—like gardenias or peonies—use a smaller, spherical vase to accentuate their shape.
- TIP: If the stems are too short for the vase, place small stones at the bottom of the vase.
- Step 4: Large arrangements For a large arrangement combining a variety of flowers and branches, use a vase with a wide, heavy base for extra support.
- Step 5: Small groups To display individual flowers, or small groups of 2 to 3 blossoms, use a narrow vase of medium height.
- TIP: For a more dramatic look, display a single rose or orchid in a spare setting, like against a bare wall.
- Step 6: Branches If arranging only branches, choose a tall, straight-sided vase—the geometric shape of the vase will complement the organic shape of the branches.
- Step 7: Step back & look Whatever flowers and vase you choose, step back and look at your arrangement from a distance. If it appears heavy on the bottom, use a narrower vase. If the top seems overpowering, try a wider vase. Chances are, it'll be just right.
- FACT: The ancient Greeks are believed to have originated the custom of telling stories and recording history on vases.
You Will Need
- The flowers of your choice
- And an ability to make decisions