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

updated May 3, 2019
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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 some helpful links that will help you become a pro.

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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The Tape Trick

One of my favorite tips is using clear tape to create a grid over the opening of your vase to keep flowers in place.

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 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.

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