How to Arrange Fresh Cut Flowers


Using the flowers from your garden allows for a variety of crafts and projects. Fresh cut flowers make beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets, especially when the cut flowers are your own. From common garden bed blossoms to exotic flora, arranging cut flowers beautifully is a creative process. Fresh cut flowers make attractive arrangements, and arranging cut flowers allows you the ability to create beautiful and heartfelt gifts.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of a 1 gallon fishbowl with 2 lbs. of marbles. Assorted colors and sizes of marbles add accents to the overall look of the arrangement.

Step 2

Insert all of the cut flowers into the fishbowl, allowing them to fall naturally into place.

Step 3

Remove the lilac bunches from the arrangement.

Step 4

Rearrange the flowers so the tulips and carnations surround the snapdragons, which should be bundled in the exact center of the arrangement. Make sure the flowers are anchored into the marbles.

Step 5

Place the bunches of lilac blossoms and foliage around the outer sides of the floral arrangement.

Step 6

Add about a cup of water to the fishbowl to keep the flowers fresh.

Things You'll Need

  • Carnations (5)
  • Snapdragons (5)
  • Tulips (5)
  • Lilac blossoms (with foliage, 3)
  • Fishbowl
  • Marbles (assorted sizes, 2 lbs.)
Keywords: cut flowers, floral crafts, floral arrangements

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Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.