How to Make Flower Arrangements with Sliced Limes

Overview

Flowers and fruit together create a fresh-looking arrangement perfect for any special occasion. Citrus fruit such as limes work exceptionally well in flower arrangements, where their bright green color creates an amazingly beautiful palette for any type of flower. Making your flower arrangements need not be difficult when you use a few basic supplies and a little imagination.

Step 1

Use a short, round glass vase with a wide opening; a fish bowl also works well. Cut eight to 10 small limes in half width-wise, then set them aside.

Step 2

Hold a round piece of floral foam underwater for at least three to five minutes until it is saturated, then place it in a dish drainer to allow excess water to drain off.

Step 3

Place the round piece of water-soaked floral foam inside the vase. The foam should be approximately half the size of the vase, with about a 2-inch gap between the foam and the sides of the vase.

Step 4

Insert the cut limes into the vase so they are sandwiched between the sides of the vase and the foam. The cut sides of the limes will be pressed against the sides so they show on the outside of the vase. Be sure the limes are touching and stacked on top of one another all the way around the inside of the vase.

Step 5

Select eight to 10 cut flowers, depending on the size of the vase, and cut the stems so the flower heads will be 1 to 2 inches above the rim of the vase. Always cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle to allow better absorption of water, which keeps flowers fresh longer in the arrangement.

Step 6

Begin inserting flowers into the center of the foam first and work out toward the outside edges. Be sure to turn the vase as you work to make sure the flowers are evenly displayed. Add more flowers if needed to make a very full arrangement.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Vase
  • Limes
  • Floral foam

References

  • Big Wedding Tiny Budget; DIY Wedding Flowers
  • Flower Duet; Flower Arranging Ideas
Keywords: making flower arrangements, sliced limes, lime flower arrangement

About this Author

Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.