Be A 10-Minute Pro: The Best Flower Arranging Tricks We Know

Be A 10-Minute Pro: The Best Flower Arranging Tricks We Know

Taryn Williford
Mar 30, 2016
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There's a difference between shoving flowers into a vase and crafting an artful arrangement. That difference is mostly three things: Knowledge, ambition and a bit of floral foam. Whether you're practicing your florist skills to craft centerpieces for your DIY wedding, need a quick hostess gift, or maybe want to just dress the holiday dining room table, here are 10 helpful links that will help you become a pro.

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Flower Arranging Secrets Straight from a Brooklyn Florist, Refinery 29

Taylor Patterson, owner of Fox Fodder Farm in Brooklyn, walks you through how to create two different bouquet styles, including the in-progress wildflower bouquet pictured above.

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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Flower Arranging, Brit + Co

A really great 101-style course from Farmgirl Flowers that feels like walking through a florist's brain as they put together a wild arrangement.

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Martha's Flower-Arranging Secrets, Martha Stewart

A mix of tips, tricks and inspiration from the quintessential hostess, Martha. My favorite was this tip to use clear tape to create a grid over the opening of your vase to keep flowers in place.

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15 Gorgeous Flower Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind, Cosmopolitan

Jessica of Miss Daisy Flowers shares a bunch of solid tips for cutting and arranging flowers, including a simple tip for how to get that perfect twist from crisscrossing your flower stems.

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How to Make Grocery Store Flowers Look Like a Million Bucks, My Domaine

Some great tips for how to make the most of what you've got. In this case, it's when all you've got is a few simple (and mostly underwhelming) grocery bouquets.

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How To DIY a Modern Calla Lily Table Centerpiece, A Practical Wedding

This tutorial from Michelle Edgemont will teach you how to make this minimalist and modern centerpiece, but she peppers the how-to with lots of wise general advice about keeping and arranging flowers.

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How to Wrap a Bouquet of Flowers, Say Yes

Here's a great how-to for when you want to gift a bouquet as a hostess gift. Liz includes a simple trick, too: Include a wet paper towel in plastic wrap at the bottom of your wrap to keep your cut stems hydrated.

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How to Make a Wreath Super Fast, A Piece of Rainbow

A dollar-store hack that makes quick work of a wreath: Cut a round guide from a cheap laundry basket.

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How To: Make a Citrus Flower Arrangement, Hello Glow

A beautiful way to up-style a simple centerpiece is with citrus slices–lemon, in this case–sandwiched between two glass vases of almost the same size.

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DIY Citrus Floral Centerpiece, Style Me Pretty

If you don't have a vase, try this unique idea: Arrange flowers right inside a hollowed-out grapefruit.

- Re-edited from a post originally scheduled 3/30/2016 - DF

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