How-to: Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

1) Use a grid when arranging flowers in a wide-mouth bowl or vase.

 If you have ever tried arranging flowers in a wide mouth vase or bowl, you know it's not as easy as it seems. The flowers tend to just fall to the side, making it difficult to control the final product. Tip: Form a grid with tape to support your flowers (just make sure the rim of your bowl or vase is dry and the container is full of water before assembling your grid).

2) Double the Vase, Double the Fun

Not only does this trick allow for a gorgeous arrangement, but the small vase inside of the larger vase makes it easier to assemble! You can fill the outer vase with anything that fits the season: lemons, limes, oranges, large leaves, acorns, rocks, colored stones, even photographs, or other seasonal items. 

3) Disguise your stems

Use large, flat leaves such as aspidistra to line a glass vase and hide what lies within. This is helpful if you are using floral foam to assemble your arrangement, or simply want a beautiful, elegant look. You can even use faux leaves, as they are available year round!

4) Bubble-wrap skirt

To give your arrangement a floating-on-water-look, use bubble wrap! This is especially helpful for a longer lasting centerpiece. 

5) Flower Tower

Create this impressive tower with just a few varying sized pots and your choice of flowers. You can even paint the pots to match your theme, and your flower tower can be a great addition to your home as husband and wife.