How to Arrange Wildflowers

Overview

When creating arrangements, do not overlook the use of wildflowers. These tiny, delicate flowers are perfect for summertime wedding decorations, outdoor family picnics and gracing the dinner table. Arranging wildflowers requires very little skill or supplies. This inexpensive and easy craft will leave you feeling greatly rewarded with beautiful table decorations.

Step 1

Select various size mason jars. Use different widths and heights for the best-looking arrangements. Purchase mason jars at most grocery stores or find them used at thrift stores and garage sales.

Step 2

Clean the jars well, especially if buying used. Use hot, soapy water and rinse. Fill the jars 3/4 full with room temperature water.

Step 3

Arrange small bunches of wildflowers in your hand, one for each jar. To secure, tie each bunch with a small piece of twine or raffia before placing in jars.

Step 4

Cut pieces of gingham ribbon to twice the diameter of each jar. Place one ribbon around the top of each jar and tie into bows.

Step 5

Group three to four varying size jars together on each table. If decorating a picnic table or other long rectangular table, line the jars down the center, spacing them about 5 inches apart.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not pick wildflowers on private property without obtaining permission beforehand.

Things You'll Need

  • Mason jars
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Wildflowers

References

  • Bridal Shower Tips: Mason Jar Wildflower Centerpieces
  • Do It Yourself Weddings: Tissue Paper Mason Jars

Who Can Help

  • Types of Wildflowers
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About this Author

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.