DIY Floral Arrangement


Easy DIY Floral Arrangement Tips and Tricks

If you haven’t tried it before, flower arranging can be an intimidating task to take on, but knowing some easy DIY floral arrangement tips can be both fun and budget friendly especially for big events like bridal showers or weddings. Today we are sharing some tips if one day you consider taking on DIY Floral Arrangement for your next bridal shower , baby shower, or and special event.

Here are 7 tips and 5 rules of thumb.

Photo Source: Brendan Cao Photography

Tip #1: Remember These 5 Rules

  1. Make sure your container is clean.
  2. Cut stems at an angle.
  3. Use flower food.
  4. Refresh water daily or every other day.
  5. Remove and greenery that will be at water level.

Tip #2: Artificial Flowers Can be a Great Alternative

Consider using or mixing real and artificial flowers. The arrangement shown below is all artificial with a thrift store vase. Mix several different kinds of flowers and greenery to match your event. Take apart artificial bunches and use smaller portions. Here are some more great tips.

Watch this IG Reel to see more on this fun and flirty DIY floral arrangement show below: Thrifty Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Here is another video on using artificial flowers for a Wedding Welcome Sign.

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Tip #3: Shop Wholesale

Visit your local floral district.  There you will find fresh cut wholesale flowers and greenery.  If you don’t live near something like this, check discount super stores like Sam’s Club or Costco for inexpensive flowers.

Purchase a group of different bouquet, take them apart and rearrange them as desired.

Tip #4: Use Coupons

When purchasing your floral supplies, always check your weekly ads for craft supply stores such as Michael’s.  Nine out of ten times you will find a 40% (sometimes 50%) off coupon.  If you are shopping online, don’t forget to search for coupon codes. It helps to have the store app downloaded into you phone for quick and easy access.

Also, don’t forget about end of season clearance especially when you have plenty of time before an event.

Photo Source: Brendan Cao Photography

Tip #5: Don’t forget about embellishments

When arranging your flowers, you can easily implement different embellishments like:

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Tip #6: Think vertically and horizontally

Depending on where you are placing your flowers, keep in mind whether you need to build your bouquet vertically or horizontally.  For horizontal arrangements use a shallow vase or container. Also think about the shape of your arrangement (oval, triangle, etc.).

Photo Source: Brendan Cao Photography

Tip #7: Use creative recycled containers

Finally, the last DIY Floral Arrangement tip; a floral arrangement doesn’t always have to go in a glass vase or a pot. Consider using, a small vintage suitcase, a hollowed out book, a vintage tin, mason jars, you get the picture!

Watch this video on how we used old candle holders for cocktail table centerpieces: Upcycled Container Cocktail Table Centerpieces

Visit local thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets to find beautiful and inexpensive containers.

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