disclosure: This post is sponsored by Endless Summer® Hydrangeas
It took me forever to figure flower arrangements out.
I’d look at them on other blogs or Pinterest or on the pages of a glossy magazine.
But when I tried to flower-arrange it at my house it never worked.
The flowers would fall over and the petals would droop and an occasional bloom would look at me with judgey eyes.
Until I discovered the perfect flower arrangement….
….was just four simple rules away.
Rule number 1: tape is your friend
You know when you take a picture of a group and you tell everyone to scoot together.
That’s what tape does for flowers in your arrangement.
It helps them all to become better acquainted.
You want to put your tape over the top of the vase like this.
I usually use four pieces and stretch them from one side to the other.
This breaks up the lid of the vase and gives you places to put all those flowers in a much more organized fashion.
Rule number 2: Start with your tallest flower first
Your tallest flower determines the height of your arrangement.
Place your first stem in the center of your taped off vase and cut the stem where you want the highest point on your arrangement to be.
Next, cut two stems for either side of the arrangement that determine how wide you want your arrangement to be.
Fill in the rest of the flowers with those parameters.
(total aside: see how easy that makes everything once you know where your flower arrangement is going)
Rule number 3: Vary the sizes and textures of your flowers
When choosing flowers for your arrangement, look for three different sizes of flowers.
I cut beautiful blue blooms from my Endless Summer BloomStruck® Hydrangeas in my yard.
Then I mixed in tiny roses and larger peonies.
You can change it up for each different season. For example, it’s fall right now, so mums would work perfectly in an arrangement like this. In the winter, I like to mix in evergreens with holly and poinsettias.
Each flower brings a different texture to the arrangement and makes it feel like a flower party waiting to happen.
Rule number 4: Supplement with greenery from your yard
This is my favorite rule of all.
This is the one that takes it all flower arranging to the next level.
Add drama, movement and personality to your arrangement with sprigs of greenery from your yard.
Here, I’ve added the greenery to the arrangement on the side.
See how just a few vines make the flowers pop even more.
And one more thing.
There’s nothing like a hydrangea to make a flower arrangement even better.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love my Endless Summer Hydrangeas. They bloom forever and the blue is brilliant and the flowers stay beautiful for weeks after they are cut. I seriously cannot get enough of them. I’ve decorated the house with them all summer.
You can see them in my laundry room here.
You can see them keeping my barn door company here.
You can see them on my back porch here.
And to pin for next year you can see my post about how to plant hydrangea here.
It’s so 2017. 🙂
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