Arranging Flowers You Bought an Online in Your Vase

Arranging Flowers You Bought an Online in Your Vase

What you need:

  • a bouquet (this one had 2 lily stems, 6 roses, 5 carnations and greens)
  • a vase ( this one was 5.5 inches H x 6.5 " W)
  • 2 handfuls of clear marbles (found here 
  • clear 1/2 inch waterproof tape (found here

Supplies needed:

Steps: 3

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

You know, you go online and order flowers that comes in a box.  They arrive and look pretty, but how do you arrange an online bouquet in your vase?  Here is a trick to make that bouquet look pretty in almost any vase.  For instance, I received a beautiful birthday bouquet from my son and a gorgeous yellow hand blown Art Deco vase from my good friend, so I thought, "I'll put the birthday bouquet in the birthday vase."  My first attempt failed!  I thought the marbles would hold the stems, but the vase is wide at the top and the stems splayed out.  "Now," I thought, "I'm goin' for the waterproof tape to keep the stems in place."  Tip: use marbles and a grid of waterproof tape.  It worked like a charm.  You can buy marbles like I used (click here) and you can buy the waterproof tape (click here).  

Don't forget to visit the Shop page for all of your supplies:  (click here)                                          Once you have your marbles, waterproof vase, bouquet, and your vase you are ready to begin. 

 

Put a couple handfuls of marbles in the vase.

Put a couple handfuls of marbles in the vase.

Pour in water to an 1.5 inches below the top.

Pour in water to an 1.5 inches below the top.

Like so.

Like so.

Make a grid with spaces about 1 inch x 1 inch.  Make sure lip of vase is dry first.

Make a grid with spaces about 1 inch x 1 inch.  Make sure lip of vase is dry first.

Here are your flowers.

Here are your flowers.

And your tools and supplies.

And your tools and supplies.

For this size vase, cut stems at a 45 degree angle about 11 inches long.

For this size vase, cut stems at a 45 degree angle about 11 inches long.

Strip all leaves off below water line.

Strip all leaves off below water line.

Use fork to remove stamens from any lilies.

Use fork to remove stamens from any lilies.

Add flower food.

Add flower food.

For this size vase, Re-cut lilies to 10.5 inches on 45 degree angle.  Insert.  It's OK to lift tape.

For this size vase, Re-cut lilies to 10.5 inches on 45 degree angle.  Insert.  It's OK to lift tape.

Re-secure tape.  For this size vase, cut roses between 7.25 - 9.25 inches.  Insert.

Re-secure tape.  For this size vase, cut roses between 7.25 - 9.25 inches.  Insert.

For this size vase, re-cut carnations about 7.25 - 8.25 inches.  Set arrangement on silver tray.

For this size vase, re-cut carnations about 7.25 - 8.25 inches.  Set arrangement on silver tray.

Cute...notice the 'ear' of the vase looks like a leaf.

Cute...notice the 'ear' of the vase looks like a leaf.

Here's a view from the top.

Here's a view from the top.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!