Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Basic Spring Bouquet

So, last week I showed you how to make a triangle arrangement. It was a little bit complicated, but this week's demonstration is far simpler! This week we don't need a base or extra materials. All you will need is flowers, a vase, and water :)

Let's get started! The first thing you need to do is decide your color scheme. I used a complementary color scheme with yellows and purples, they seemed fitting since it was close to Easter. Once I had picked my flowers (tulips, gerber daisies, alstremeria, just to name a few) I began my arrangement. This one is strangely easy, yet it almost seems without skills. However, you do need to make sure you keep your bouquet balanced and to scale.

You will begin by gathering your foliage in your hand. Then add in the flowers to your fist bouquet. One thing to keep in mind if you use similar flowers is that tulips keep growing in water. You can see that mine are longer than the rest of the flowers, so cut them a bit shorter than the rest of the stems. Once you have gathered all the flowers you want into your fist, place them into the vase and let them fall naturally. This  gives a very natural, fresh picked spring flowers kind of look.

This is one of my very favorite flower styles. It looks so beautiful and is easy to do! Let me know if you have questions :)


  1. Beautiful flowers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Fantastic color! I like how the gerbera daisy is really set off.