How to Arrange Pink Tulips and Roses

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Learn how to create this charming, easy arrangement of pink tulips and white roses. It’s so much easier than you might think and makes such a wonderful centerpiece or gift!

Pink tulips are such a fresh, delightful touch of spring… let’s get started!

A clear cylinder vase filled with pink tulips and white roses

I fooled you! Michael Cane said “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” This quote completely summarizes this season in my life, and I’m more than content with it.  

I enjoy celebrating the little things. I love celebrating the big things, but often the celebration takes focus and the people we are celebrating take a back seat.

Over the weekend, we celebrated Isla’s birthday. When she was born, I was thankful to have at least one non-winter birthday in our family. I love being outdoors and having a January birthday never truly appealed to me…I was always envious of friends having birthday parties outside.

So, that’s just how we spent Isla’s birthday weekend – outside. We played, we picnicked, we visited the zoo and before I knew it, it was Sunday afternoon, just two hours before Isla’s birthday party.

What to do? Create yet another last minute flower arrangement and pull a few things together, just as any duck or loving mother would do.

an arrangement of pink tulips and white roses in a cylinder vase.

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The Prettiest Pink Tulips

Picking up flowers on a Sunday afternoon isn’t ideal – by this point, they’re usually pretty picked over, but there’s always something beautiful you can pull together if you just take a moment to brainstorm.

Initially, I had wanted to do a full arrangement filled with roses, tulips, stock, and ranunculus in the same color palette, but I settled for slightly contrasting white roses and pink tulips because it was Sunday afternoon and the clock was ticking.

While I love a full flower arrangement, they can also become quite expensive, even in a standard size cylinder, like this one.

Fortunately, beautiful blooms can stand alone and still feel significant. This soft, simple and pretty flower arrangement cost just $10 to make and took less than 5 minutes.

A cylinder glass vase filled with pink tulips and white roses.

What You’ll Need

  • One bundle of tulips (these generally come in a package of 10)
  • one dozen roses
  • A cylinder vase, or anything you have on hand. This vase is approximately 8″ high with a 5″ wide mouth opening.
  • Floral clippers

How to Make an Arrangement of Pink Tulips with Roses

Here are the details to create your own:

  1. Cut the stems of your roses, one by one at an angle so that the bud sits in your vase at a diagonal and the bud reaches just above the lip of the vase. how to make a flower arrangement
  2. Remove the foliage from roses step by step instructions to make a beautiful flower arrangement
  3. Place your roses diagonally across from one another in the vase, saving just a few roses for later. how to arrange flowers
  4. Cut your tulips 2″ longer than your roses, leaving the leaves intact. Insert inside of the rose lined vase and allow to fall into place.easy and inexpensive flower arrangement learn how to arrange flowers online free
  5. Fill in with your remaining rose stems, cutting at length to stand straight vs fall to an angle, using the tulip leaves to hold them into place. beautiful flower arrangement tutorial step by step tutorial to create a flower arrangement like a pro

Tips

  • Choose tulips and roses with no yellowing on the stem or leaves.
  • Tulips will grow in the vase, and they tend to follow the light. That’s perfectly okay! Let them do what they want, the beauty is in the imperfections!
  • To allow the stems of tulips and stock to take in plenty of water, be sure to cut them at an angle and use clean water.
  • Recut your stems day and change the water in your vase – this always leads to a longer vase life no matter the bloom!
  • The smaller the neck of your vase, the less stems you’ll need.
Arrangement of pink tulips and white roses.

Of course this also makes a beautiful DIY Mother’s Day flower arrangement she’s bound to love!

What does a pink tulip symbolize?

Pink tulips relay your feelings of affection, well wishes, love and appreciation. They are not meant to be a romantic display of affection, however.

What month do tulips bloom?

Tulips are a symbol of spring because they bloom in March through April, when the ground warms and the bulbs push their way towards the sun.
However, you can find tulips in flower shops throughout the year, especially in winter when they are grown in hot houses around the world.

A cylinder vase filled with fresh blooms in a simple floral tutorial.

Here’s to paddling below the surface, and finding more time to celebrate the little things in life. How are you celebrating right now?

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A fresh arrangement of pink tulips and white roses in a clear glass vase.

How to Arrange Pink Tulips and Roses

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20.00 or less

Learn how to create this charming, easy arrangement of pink tulips and white roses. It's so much easier than you might think and makes such a wonderful centerpiece or gift!

Materials

  • one bundle of fresh tulips (10 stems)
  • one bundle of fresh roses (12 stems)

Tools

  • Floral clippers
  • Cylinder vase (or whatever you have on hand)

Instructions

    1. Cut the stems of your roses, one by one at an angle so that the bud sits in your vase at a diagonal and the bud reaches just above the lip of the vase. 
    2. Remove the foliage from roses, as well as any limp leaves from the lower half of the tulips.
    3. Place your roses diagonally across from one another in the vase, saving just a few roses for later.
    4. Cut your tulips 2″ longer than your roses, leaving the leaves intact. Insert inside of the rose lined vase and allow to fall into place.
    5. Fill in with your remaining rose stems, cutting at length to stand straight vs fall to an angle, using the tulip leaves to hold them into place.

Notes

  • Choose tulips and roses with no yellowing on the stem or leaves.
  • Tulips will grow in the vase, and they tend to follow the light. That’s perfectly okay! Let them do what they want, the beauty is in the imperfections!
  • To allow the stems of tulips and stock to take in plenty of water, be sure to cut them at an angle and use clean water.
  • Recut your stems day and change the water in your vase – this always leads to a longer vase life no matter the bloom!
  • The smaller the neck of your vase, the less stems you’ll need.
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