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How to Make an Oriental Flower Arrangement

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Overview

Arranging oriental flowers is a fun and an exotic way to express your individual style, creativity and aesthetic preference. Dozens of oriental flowers, including the lily, orchid and snapdragon, are readily available at produce stands and supermarkets throughout the world. An oriental flower arrangement makes a wonderful centerpiece for your dining room table or gift for a family member or friend. Oriental flower arrangements are easy to create and require no special skills. Read on for how to make an oriental flower arrangement.

Step 1

Make a 1-inch horizontally slanted cut with your scissors at the bottom of each flower stem. This cut will help ensure that the oriental flowers receive maximum water while in the vase.

Step 2

Group together three different types of flowers in contrasting colors (for example, two pink snapdragons centered with a white lily). Insert them into the left side of an oriental vase.

Step 3

Add a fern stem to the back of the vase. The rich, lush-green fern leaf provides a nice contrast and texture to the oriental flowers.

Step 4

Add another group of three flowers in contrasting colors, and insert into the center of the vase.

Step 5

Group together the final three contrasting flowers, and place them on the right side of the vase.

Step 6

Fill the vase with room-temperature water. The water should cover the bottom 6 inches of the flower stems. Maintain the 6 inches of water in the vase to ensure that your oriental flower arrangement will have the correct amount of water it needs to thrive.

Things You'll Need

  • Flower assortment (nine flowers), various colors
  • Ferns
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Oriental vase

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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.