How to Make Spring Floral Arrangements

Overview

Spring is a time of newness, with flowers bursting forth from bulbs that have lain in wait for months, baby birds breaking free of delicate eggs and green appearing everywhere. Floral arrangements made with spring flowers add a fresh touch of color and fragrance to your home, and by combining with items such as grass, moss and twigs you can create a natural look in your home.

Step 1

Choose any type of tray to hold your floral arrangement. It can be wood, metal or plastic. Set the tray in the middle of your table where you want the arrangement since it works best to not move the arrangement once put together.

Step 2

Pick out any type of spring flowers you wish to use such as tulips, hyacinths and daffodils, each in individual 4-inch pots. You can use one type of flower or several different kinds, either mixing colors or choosing similar colors in varying shades. For example, red tulips and yellow daffodils are a classic spring combination, deep purple-colored tulips interspersed with lavender-colored hyacinths creates a soothing combination--or use all three flowers in varying colors.

Step 3

Gently twist together the raffia and Spanish moss to fit around the outer edge of the tray resembling the look of a bird nest. If desired, you can wind 1/4-inch wide ribbon throughout the raffia and moss.

Step 4

Set the potted flowers on the tray on the inside of the raffia and moss. Place extra moss in between the pots so the tray is not visible and lay more moss over the tops to cover the pots.

Step 5

Place artificial bird eggs over the moss covering the flower pots and small artificial birds can also be added if desired. Instead of placing moss in between the pots you can also fill in with small pots of grass. Artificial bird eggs and birds can be purchased at any craft store.

Things You'll Need

  • Tray
  • Potted tulips, hyacinths and daffodils
  • Raffia
  • Spanish moss
  • Craft bird eggs

References

  • Unique Floral Arrangements
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About this Author

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.