How to Make a Fresh Flower Arrangement With Azaleas

Overview

Flower arrangements add a simple touch of beauty and color to any room of the house, and when using garden fresh flowers, you can be assured of the quality. Flowers picked fresh will typically last up to a week and azaleas are a good choice because they are a sturdy, long-lasting flower with a wide range of bright colors and beautiful foliage. A fresh azalea arrangement costs relatively little and hardly any time at all to put together.

Step 1

Select small round glass containers to use for your flowers. Glass candleholders or any type of container that is no more than about 2 to 3 inches in diameter works well for this.

Step 2

Set a round mirror in the center of your table. If decorating a long rectangular table, set several mirrors down the center of the table spaced evenly apart.

Step 3

Cut azalea flowers so the stems are short enough to fit inside the glass containers, approximately 2 inches long. The flower heads should just show over the top of the containers.

Step 4

Fill the glass containers with water and place one or two flowers in each container. Set about four to six containers on the mirror.

Step 5

Place small 2- to 3-inch twig balls between the flower containers on the mirror. Add votive candles around the outside edges of the mirror and light right before the event.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not make the arrangement more than 24 hours in advance.

Things You'll Need

  • Azaleas
  • Small glass holders
  • Twig balls
  • Votive candles
  • Round mirror
  • Clippers

References

  • Ghent Azalea: Azalea Glorious Ideas

Who Can Help

  • Save on Crafts: Where to Buy Twig Balls
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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.