I was going through pinterest when I came across this article by Jessica Marshall, where she has stated some of her floral tricks to make, decorating the house with beautiful flowers, easy and simple. These simple tricks will make you more efficient in arranging the flowers you get for your birthdays and anniversaries. And also make them last longer if you have a great love for flower decoration. So lets get started with these A to Z tricks for flower arrangement at our home.
1. Cut the stems of your flowers at a 45-degree angle one inch from the bottom.
This instantly increases the surface area for water intake, so your flowers will be well hydrated.
2. Use a teacup as a vase.
Don’t trash flowers with shorter stems. Instead display them in a teacup. Keep the stems together using a clear hair tie, so they don’t separate in the teacup, which also makes it easier to change the water. Pictured here: pink ranunculus, lavender, and wildflowers celosia and muscari.
3. Open closed buds quickly by putting them in warm water first, then cold water.
After cutting flower stems as described in No. 1, put flowers in a glass filled with warm water. After a minute, move flowers to a vase filled with cold water and leave them for 20 minutes. Flowers will open up to their maximum size. Pictured here: pink peonies.
4. Create a vodka + teaspoon of sugar concoction to keep your flowers looking flawless longer.
Before putting your flowers in a vase, add several drops of vodka and a teaspoon of white sugar, which delays wilting. When your flowers eventually do start to die , add a shot of vodka into the water and the stems will stand up straight again for a day or two. Pictured here: tulip orange princess flowers.
5. Display succulents in pretty dessert bowls.
Dessert bowls make chic pots for a succulent! Simply fill to the brim with potting soil, which you can find at Home Depot, spritz the soil with tap water to moisten it, and then nestle the succulent into the top layer of the soil. Over time, it will begin to grow roots. Just be sure to spray them once a week with the spray bottle until the top of the soil looks wet.
6. Water your orchid with an ice cube, since it’s the perfect amount of hydration.
7. Create a grid with transparent tape to keep your flowers in place when using a shallow vase.
8. Stack a vase within a vase in order to layer fruit slices along the inside.
9. Dry flowers by hanging them upside down in a cool space.
10. Drop a penny in your vase to keep your flower water fresh longer.
11. If your home is filled with neutral colors, try decorating with darker flowers for a more masculine feel.
12. Twist off the head of a rose to easily access its petals.
The best way to de-petal a rose without bruising or ripping them is to hold the stem still and gently twist the rose head away from you.
For a fabulous bath, place the petals in a tub filled with warm water and rose bath oil, which is naturally hydrating and will make your skin feel extra-soft. The gorgeous flowers will instantly lighten your mood!
13. Organize a rainbow arrangement easily by choosing your flowers first, laying them out in the order you want them to appear, and then building a bouquet from there.
The trick to creating a rainbow arrangement is first laying out all the flowers by color, cutting the stems at an angle, and then placing each stem in your vase at an angle. You want to make sure you insert the larger flowers first to lay the foundation of the arrangement, followed by the medium-size flowers, and finishing with the smaller blooms. And, you’re done! Pictured here in order from left to right: black calla lilies, purple lisianthus, blue thistle, blue hydrangea, green trick dianthus, scabiosa pods, sunflower, yellow ranunculus, orange roses, orange tulips, red celosia, hot pink roses, pink ranunculus, light pink peony.
14. Make a rose twist bouquet by stacking each stem over one another.
To create a rose twist bouquet with pretty crisscrossing stems, start by inserting your first stem into the vase, and then place the next stem across it and continue crossing each new stem over the last one until the glass is full.
15. Dress up a plain glass vase with twine, ribbon, or lace to give it some character.