5 Minute Floral Arrangements
We have lots of beautiful readily available bouquets at many local retailers. You can easily transfer these natural beauties into a vase or you can take a few minutes to make a custom arrangement.
We'd like to show you just how easy it is to make impressive floral arrangements in less than 5 minutes each. Arrangements that are beautiful, uniquely your own and can easily be used as part of a tablescape, around your home, or be given as a special gift.
We chose four groups of florals to use in our arrangements; yellow roses; a mixed bouquet with roses, gerber daisy, greens & cranberries; and for filler yellow solidago and cabbage rosettes.
For our arrangments, we used clear square vases of varying heights… the tallest being only 7 inches. Its important to keep arrangements low enough to allow easy conversation when using them on dining tables.
After filling the vases with water (and mixing in the floral food that typically comes with each bouquet) let the cutting begin. The most common mistake is trying to make a science of arrangements… cutting each stem precisely one by one. Instead, use a good pair of cutting shears and cut the whole bunch at the same time to the approximate length of the vessel that you are using. By cutting them at the same time, your flowers will actually flow into each other better once you start arranging. The great thing about flowers is that they are naturally beautiful. You can’t really mess up an arrangement.
Voila! You are ready to begin. Start by arranging a small bundle of flowers in your hand, placing the larger flowers near the outer edges. You can then add a few more flowers that you really want to feature. In this case, the beautiful spice colored roses.
A couple stems of our colorful yellow solidago were added to create some texture, height and to help fill in the gaps. The contrast in color between our filler and roses set the arrangement off beautifully. Before moving on simply make sure the flowers spread in all directions.
Next, we are going to do a small arrangement featuring my yellow roses. Using the smallest square glass vessel, four roses create the base.
From our mixed bouquet of flowers, we used some additional greens and other yellow florals to fill in the gaps in and around our four larger roses. So simple and beautiful.
Not all of us have smaller glass containers on hand, but all of us have pieces in our homes that can be used for arrangements. The roses are used as the base of this centerpiece. Again, cut your flowers to the general height of the vessel that you are using.
The roses are placed so they surround the edges of the vessel. We then used the remaining bundle of flowers and greens on hand to fill in the middle of the arrangement. Pay attention to height and shape by arranging taller stems toward the middle.
If you need more stability, you can also use a moist floral foam in the bottom of your shallow containers.
Enjoy the natural beauty of fresh cut flowers throughout your home!