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How to Make Flower Fruit Arrangements

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Overview

Making floral arrangements at home saves money and time, compared to using a florist. Using both flowers and fruit for arrangements creates a fresh look and the look can be used for weddings, birthday parties or simple home decor arrangements. Flowers fresh from the yard and citrus picked from trees grown in the garden, will make this arrangement even more cost effective.

Step 1

Select a wide-mouth, tall, clear vase. The vase should be about 12 inches tall. Any type of clear vase or bowl can be used as long as it is deep enough to showcase the fruit and flowers.

Step 2

Place small whole lemons and oranges alternately into the vase. Fill the vase clear to the top edge of the vase.

Step 3

Cut two each, lemons and oranges, into 1/4-inch slices. Alternating slices of lemons and oranges, slide the slices between the whole fruit and the inside of the vase until completely covered. If needed, use the handle of a wooden spoon to help push the sliced fruit into the vase.

Step 4

Measure the stems of the large, sturdy flowers against the vase and cut to fit. Flowers such as tulips, roses, Gerber daisies and daffodils are appropriate for the arrangement. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle to help them absorb water better and last longer.

Step 5

Fill the vase with water to within 2 inches of the rim. Insert the flowers between the whole fruit in the vase. The fruit will hold the flowers upright and secure.

Things You'll Need

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Clear vase
  • Knife
  • Flowers

References

  • Good Housekeeping: Floral Arrangements
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.