How to Arrange Flowers

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 22, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Mother’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate your mom, but you & your friends who are mothers as well! A few weeks ago, I had friend & florist, Erin Volante over for an afternoon of flower arranging & fun! She walked me through the step-by-step to teach you how to arrange flowers, while Kristen Clayville shared in the laughs & captured it all! Whether you’re getting together with girlfriends, making an arrangement for mom, or filing this away for the next bridal shower you host, this tutorial will teach you how to make an arrangement in just about any container, even from a grocery store bouquet.

Select a vase. I have a theory that just about anything could be a vase {see the baby booties from Ali’s baby shower}. We chose a replica pink depression glass goblet for this arrangement to give it a little height.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

supplies:

shears

flowers – today we’re using 4 varieties

vase

tape

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Using thin strips of clear tape, create a grid on top. This is a great way to learn as a beginner & no one will know!

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Remove greenery that will hit below the brim of the vase. Insert your first stem – notice how we start in the middle.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Work your way around with that same stem.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

It’s time to add another variety.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Make the most from what you have! Notice Erin is snipping greenery from one of the flowers…

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Use that to add another layer. Greenery gives an arrangement depth.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Working in a circular motion around the vase, continue to add one variety at a time.

create your own centerpiece

With each one, using your vase as a guide, measure for height. Snip at an angle.

diy flower arrangements

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Have fun with it!

make your own flower arrangement

Continue to fill in as needed.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

This is what I call a beautiful mess.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Take a peek at your design from every angle to make sure it’s balanced & that there are no holes to fill.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com


learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Erin added a gardenia, fresh from her garden, for a little something unexpected.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Use the extra blooms to fill bud vases – they’re perfect for bar carts, bathrooms & takeaway bouquets.

learn how to arrange flowers from entertaining expert Julie Blanner & floral designer Erin Volante at www.julieblanner.com

Bookmark this post for future floral arranging with this easy to pin image!

Simple step-by-step tutorial to learn how to arrange flowers like a pro from florist Erin Volante & lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s a great tool for gift giving & entertaining. You can create an arrangement like this in about 15 minutes. For more effortless entertaining ideas, follow me on Bloglovin, Facebook & Instagram & pin with me on Pinterest!

Coordinately yours,

Julie

Thank you Kristen Clayville for capturing our fun both digitally & on film!

 

 

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