Wednesday, June 29, 2011

{flower arranging trick}

I got to spend most of last weekend hanging out with my wonderful mother.  We took a little trip over to the flower district and picked up a few things to make an arrangement for Chris' mother as a thank you for hosting our engagement party.  After scoping out the entire flower mart, we decided on fuchsia peonies, white peonies, white ranunculus, light pink ranunculus and dusty miller.  Once we got home and started arranging the flowers, my mom showed me the coolest way to easily create and hold together a flower arrangement.  Here it is....are you ready??...simply place the cut stems from your flowers as a lattice across your vase to form a grid which you can place your arrangement on- see photo below:

We ended up placing about three more stems than this to create the grid and I am still excited about learning this new trick! I feel like everyone else already knows about this because it is one of those things that once you learn it, you almost feel kind of lame like you should have known it all along.

{finished arrangement with our engagement party crest}


  1. Love it! It looks divine!

  2. Really cute! How many dozens did you buy? Did you use them all?

  3. Hi Utran28-

    We bought one little bunch of the dusty miller (it goes a long way). For the peonies- we bought one bunch of 6 for each color- 12 blooms total. The ranunculus were also one bunch of each color, but they probably had a dozen blooms per color.


  4. Is it sad that I worked at a flower shop for 6 months and never learned this trick? Love it! :)

    <3 The Daily Dani