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One Minute Lilac Arrangement

One Minute Lilac Arrangement

What you need:

  • 1 bunch lilacs

  • 1 small cylinder vase (3.25" Diam. x 10"H)

  • 1 packet of floral food (purchase here)

Tools:

Steps: 2

Flower Cost:  $5.00

Rated: Super Easy Arrangement

I spotted a farmer selling lilacs at the local farmers market…$5.00 a bunch. What a deal. The color and fragrance are remarkable.

This arrangement is super easy. Just keep the shape of the bunch, cut the stems at a sharp angle so they will absorb more water and place them in a glass vase with water and floral food. You will have a little bit of spring in your home, even if the weather is still cloudy and chilly. It’s a preview of what is to come as the weather warms up.

If you have the lilacs, vase, and shears, let’s begin.

 

Here are your materials.

Here are your materials.

Wash vase and add water.

Wash vase and add water.

Fill to about 3 inches below rim.

Fill to about 3 inches below rim.

Pour in one packet of flower food.

Pour in one packet of flower food.

Hold lilacs up to vase to determine where to cut.

Hold lilacs up to vase to determine where to cut.

Trim all same length. Cut at very sharp angle.

Trim all same length. Cut at very sharp angle.

Cut any thick stems with a lopper.

Cut any thick stems with a lopper.

Remove any small branches or leaves below the water line.

Remove any small branches or leaves below the water line.

Take binding off bunch and lower into vase.

Take binding off bunch and lower into vase.

Here’s a detail shot.

Here’s a detail shot.

You are done. Enjoy these lovelies.

You are done. Enjoy these lovelies.