When it comes to arranging flowers, I tend to be more structured in my arrangements then loose.
However the trend is turning toward more free-flowing and asymmetrical bouquets, so I thought I would try my hand at it.
I thought it would be more difficult than it ended up being, which was awesome. As a matter of fact, I think this is by far my best arrangement that I have made in a really long time, and it was incredibly easy!
Here is how you can make an unstructured bouquet at home…
I gathered together a few bunches of flowers, a mason jar as the vase, scissors and washi tape.
I started with the flowers that were the loosest and the ones I wanted to be the tallest.
Then I added these white flowers to give the arrangement some bulk.
Finally, holding the stems fairly tightly with my right hand, I added the last of the flowers randomly around the bouquet.
To replace my hand in keeping the stems tight, I used the washi tape. Just be sure to remove all the leaves on the stems because they are what causes your water to turn muddy and smell! You can also put a little dash of vodka in the water to keep the bacteria from forming.
Finally, cut the stems to the length you desire.
And voila! A lovely unstructured mass of flowers in a vase! Simple and pretty.
Using the same technique I made a bunch of arrangements and put them in different sized vases. I am going to be using them for a dinner party I am throwing Friday night. I can’t wait to show you my tablescape!
So the next time you are arranging flowers, try using this technique and see what beautiful bouquets you come up with!