How to Arrange Flowers in a Tower Vase

Overview

A tower vase, more commonly known as an Eiffel tower vase, has a slender body, a flared bottom and ranges in height from 8 to 36 inches tall. Flowers such as roses, gerbera daisies, orchids, phlox, tulips and daffodils are good choices for arranging in tower vases because of their long stems. Arranging flowers in a tower vase is fairly simple with a few basic steps, and you can make your own arrangements for a fraction of the money you'd pay a florist.

Step 1

Use three to four flowers for your arrangement, depending on the size of the tower vase and the flowers. Measure the flowers on the outside of the vase you will be using and cut the stems at varying heights but always at a 45-degree angle.

Step 2

Arrange the flowers in your hand, with the bottom of the stems even, the tallest flower in the middle with the shorter flowers around the outside. Holding the flowers in your hand, place them into the vase and fluff them out for more fullness.

Step 3

Add any fillers such as grass, baby's breath, curly twigs or Queen Anne's lace. Arrange the fillers in between the flowers or on the outside edges of the arrangement.

Step 4

Using a watering can with a long spout, fill the vase with water to within one-inch of the top. For variations, you can add glass stones to the bottom of the vase before adding the flowers, or add food coloring to the water.

Step 5

Set your arrangement on a round mirror and place small votive candles around the outside edges of the mirror. Another option is to place a floral battery-operated light in between the flowers in the vase, which gives it a pretty colored glow during an evening party. Floral lights can be bought at local craft or floral supply stores.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Tower vase
  • Floral foam
  • Vase lights (optional)

References

  • Save on Crafts: How to Make Tower Vase Arrangements
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Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.