How to Make a Flower Arrangement With Red Roses


Arranging flowers is a fun and rewarding hobby that engages one's creative and aesthetic sense. Floral arrangements make wonderful gifts for friends or family, or attractive decorative centerpieces for an elegant dining table or sunny kitchen windowsill. Red roses have been used for centuries as a symbol of eternal love and loyalty. A floral arrangement consisting of red roses would make the perfect demonstration of affection and care for a special someone in your life. Making floral arrangements with red roses is a simple process that does not require special floral arrangement skills.

Step 1

Place a one-inch horizontal cut in each flower stem with your scissors. The horizontal cut helps open up the stems to receive an adequate water supply while in the vase.

Step 2

Group three flowers consisting of two red roses and one additional contrasting flower. Place the contrasting flower in the center of the rose grouping, and place the group into the vase on the left-hand side.

Step 3

Place a sprig of baby's breath in the back of the vase behind the first flower grouping.

Step 4

Add two red roses and another contrasting color flower (a yellow sunflower works well and contrasts nicely with the red of the roses). Make sure the contrasting color flower is in the center of the rose grouping, and add the grouping to the center of the vase.

Step 5

Group the final three flowers, consisting of two red roses and another contrast flower. Add a sprig of baby's breath to the back of the grouping, and place the group on the right-hand side of the vase.

Step 6

Fill the vase with room temperature water so that the flower stems receive a depth of six inches of water.

Step 7

Finish with a decorative ribbon or bow, tied around the center of the vase.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always maintain a water level of six inches in your vase.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 red roses
  • 3 additional flowers (white carnation, lily or sunflower works well)
  • Baby's breath
  • Vase
  • Ribbon or bow
  • Water
  • Scissors


  • University of Illinois: The History of Roses
  • Fischer Flowers: Arrangement of Roses Examples
Keywords: arranging rose floral arrangements, flower arrangements containing roses, rose floral arrangements

About this Author

Terrence Strayer began his career in 1995. He has written about electronics and popular entertainment for a variety of publications and websites. He writes mainly tech articles for web-based properties. He received a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.