Learn how to arrange flowers with this simple guide! We’re sharing a simple flower arrangement for every occasion to wow your friends and family!

Perfect for gifts, centerpieces, decor, and more, we’re showing you how to turn your grocery store bouquet into pure magic.

You’ll get an easy tutorial for how to arrange flowers in a vase in this guide, along with links to the tutorials and details for 15 of my most popular tutorials. If I can do it, so can you!

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This simple flower arrangement guide will walk you through the process with an easy-to-follow tutorial for each vase design.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” 

– Leonardo da Vinci 

It’s true, isn’t it? I really believe that the simpler, the better in most things for our home. This theory works for everything from mealtime, to organization, decorating, and yes… even flowers!

I make floral arrangements almost weekly, none of which are a lot of effort, but they bring me so much joy. Honestly, I just love the way they make both me and our home feel.

When I am working with my favorite grocery store flowers, I start with the most basic techniques. Don’t skip my guide to our favorite florist secrets we’ve picked up over the years.

roses and anemones in a white farmhouse sink

How to Arrange Flowers

  1. Begin with a nest of your greenery. We like seeded eucalyptus, as it creates the best base for all of our blooms – a cage of sorts to nestle the flowers into.
  2. Cut the rose stems (or your featured bloom of choice) at an angle so they can enjoy fresh water (at least an inch, but I removed 4″ from these stems).
  3. Removed leaves that would fall below the neck of the vase.
  4. Next, simply place the stems into the water, with the head of each rose nestled right over the edge of the vase. They will gradually create their own shape as you fill in the arrangement.
  5. Each bloom will naturally lay in your nest of seeded eucalyptus. Just a couple adjustments of pulling a stem and placing it between others for a full look and you’ll have a beautiful, dramatic centerpiece. The always drapey seeded eucalyptus did the rest of the work.

A Simple Flower Arrangement for Every Occasion

A simple flower arrangement like these may be too easy for some! However, if these tutorials help just one person create something beautiful for their home, friends or family, my job is complete and my heart is full.

How to Arrange Hydrangea

Hydrangea Centerpieces

Make easy hydrangea centerpieces for every occasion with a step by step tutorial and video. Learn how to arrange hydrangea the EASY WAY! Read More

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How to Arrange Tulips

How to Arrange Tulips

Learn how to arrange tulips (it’s easier than you might think!). Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the most beautiful, and that includes a stunning tulip arrangement.  Read More



Make a Peony Arrangement

Arrange Tiny Vases

How to Make a Centerpiece for a Long Table

Learn how to arrange small vases and candlesticks down the center of your table for a romantic look for simple entertaining. A low centerpiece is so easy for guests to enjoy, and creates an intimate, charming look for everyone to admire! Read More



How to Arrange Ranunculus

Arrange Carnations

Carnations (Dianthus Caryophyllus)

The humble carnation is actually the freshest face of cut flowers in so many ways! Learn why the Dianthus Caryophyllus is such a historical success story and why you’ll love bringing this beautiful old-fashioned bloom into your home. Read More



How to Arrange Mother’s Day Flowers

Make your own charming, sentimental vase with a family photo she’ll treasure!

Mother’s Day Photo Vase

Mom will love these charming Mother’s Day decorations for your Mother’s Day table centerpiece or anywhere! Get the details on turning vintage family photos into the sweetest Mother’s Day centerpieces.  Read More



How to Arrange Lilac

How to Make a Lilac Bouquet

Learn about common purple lilac blooms and how to arrange your own lilac bouquet. Your backyard lilac bushes only bloom once a year, why not enjoy them to the fullest? They are fragrant flowers that bloom in mid spring and create the most gorgeous spring flower arrangements. Read More



Tulips and Roses

How to Arrange Pink Tulips and Roses

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!  Read More



How to Arrange Flowers in a Mug

Mother’s Day Table Setting

This simple Mother’s Day table setting is perfect for sharing the love with the mothers in your life… or anyone you want to celebrate! Learn how to make these sweet, charming floral arrangements with a memorable photograph tucked in for an extra-special touch. Read More



Arrange a Basket of Tulips

Flower Basket of Yellow Tulips

A fresh flower basket makes a beautiful gift or centerpiece. Filled with yellow tulips, this easy flower arrangement makes a gorgeous spring statement anywhere in your home. What could be more cheerful than yellow tulips? Learn how to make this basket of tulips for a centerpiece or lovely gift! Read More



How to Arrange Stock

Stock Flowers

Find everything you need to know about fragrant, fluffy stock flowers! This charming, ruffly old-fashioned garden flower is one of the most underrated blooms around – learn how to make a white stock flower arrangement.  Read More



A Simple Vase of Eucalyptus


It’s not just the charming, faded silvery color of the leaves, or the soothing fragrance. Learn why fresh eucalyptus (specifically, silver dollar eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus) should make their way into your home, your flower vases, and your heart!  Read More



Make a Valentine’s Day Arrangement

How to Arrange a Woodland Inspired Centerpiece

Woodland Floral Arrangements

Get the quick, inexpensive tutorial to create your own woodland floral arrangements. Use grocery store flowers with rustic, forest-inspired elements that will bring any event to life!  Read More




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  1. It may be a simple floral arrangement, but a spectacular one! Love the idea and I will definiteli add some more flowers to the Easte decoratgion this year. Thank you for the beautiful idea!

  2. Hi Julie,

    This is a beautiful arrangement. Which color paint are these walls? It is just beautiful!
    Will this color be nice for a living room?


    1. Yes, IF it receives a lot of light. This is Benjamin Moore Navajo White. I also love Farrow and Ball White Tie and think it’s a little more versatile (slightly less yellow). I hope that helps!