How to Make Large Floral Arrangements


Large entryways can look drab and uninviting. A large floral arrangement brings warmth and color to the area without a lot of fuss, and using silk flowers and greenery adds lasting beauty. Making your own floral arrangement will save you money and allow you to create something with the right colors and style to fit your home decor.

Step 1

Choose a container to hold your arrangement. An urn-shaped one works well and adds a nice shape to your arrangement.

Step 2

Select the type of flowers you will use, keeping in mind what will match your home decor. Hydrangea flowers and magnolia branches work well in large flower arrangements; consider adding Eucalyptus and Bayberry branches for contrast and color.

Step 3

Place a strip of floral tape across the center of the container's opening and secure the ends of the tape to the inside so they are not visible on the outside. Place one strip of tape on each side of the first, spacing them 1 to 2 inches apart, and another piece across the center perpendicular over the first piece. Add two more strips of tape on each side of this last piece 1 to 2 inches apart. You have now formed a grid in which to hold the flowers in place.

Step 4

Place the tallest flowers or branches in the middle of the container, inserting the stems into the grid you've made. More than one stem can be placed inside a square, if necessary. If the flowers sit too low, add floral foam to the bottom of the container before adding tape to hold the flowers higher.

Step 5

Insert the shorter flowers or branches around the outside edges of the container to give your arrangement a balanced look.

Step 6

Add Spanish moss over the tape to add more fullness to the arrangement. If you choose not to use moss, add enough flowers, branches and greenery to make it full enough that the tape will not be seen.

Things You'll Need

  • Urn-shaped container
  • Silk flowers
  • Eucalyptus
  • Bayberry
  • Floral tape
  • Optional-floral foam
  • Spanish moss


  • The Art of Floral Arranging Book; Gibbs Smith; 2007
Keywords: floral arrangements, large arrangements, flower design

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Amy Madtson has been writing primarily childbirth-related articles for 15 years. Her experience includes teaching childbirth education and providing labor assistance since 1993, and her goal is to educate women about their options during the childbearing years. Madston's writings have appeared in both online sources and local area publications.