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DIY Flower Arrangements: Flower Care 101

Kailee Palileo 21 Dec 2023
girl arranging greenery and yellow orchids in a vase on a white table

Ready to dive into the world of DIY flower arrangements for your upcoming wedding? We've got your back with some awesome tips and tricks to help you create the most stunning blooms. But wait, there's more! We're also going to share some secrets on flower care, so your arrangements stay fresh and fabulous throughout your special day. Let's get started, shall we?

Choosing the Perfect Blooms

flower arrangement with pink and orange flowers with greenery being held by girl wearing a black shirt

Let's talk about picking the perfect flowers for your bouquets. When it comes to creating long-lasting arrangements that will stay fresh and beautiful throughout your special day, you want to aim for the cream of the crop. Look for those high-quality blooms, like stunning roses, that are fresh, healthy, and ready to shine. We're talking firm stems, vibrant colors, and no signs of wilting or damage.

Choosing the right flowers is key! Roses are not only gorgeous but also known for their longevity, so they're a great choice. And, don't forget to add some beautiful greenery to your bouquets for that extra touch of elegance. Trust us, starting with the best flowers and incorporating lush greenery sets the stage for some jaw-dropping arrangements that will stand the test of time. So go ahead, pick those fabulous blooms and let your creativity bloom too!

Showing Your Flowers Some Love

girl with black hair removing her flowers from a FiftyFlowers box

Before you jump into arranging your fresh flowers, let's give them the TLC they deserve. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Trim Those Stems: Grab your trusty scissors or floral shears and snip about an inch off the bottom of each stem at a 45-degree angle. This little trick helps your flowers drink up water.
  2. Remove Foliage: Say goodbye to any leaves that will be swimming in water. We don't want any unwanted bacteria living in there. If desired, leave a few leaves near the top of the stem for that extra touch of charm.
  3. Hydration: Pop those trimmed stems into a clean vase filled with room-temperature water. Let them soak up the goodness for a few hours or even overnight before you work your magic.

Water and Food: The Power Duo

man processing yellow flowers and pouring flower food into water bucket

Hydration and nutrition are the dynamic duo that keeps your flowers looking fabulous. Check out these tips:

  1. Water Change: Every two to three days, give your vase a little makeover by changing the water. This helps keep bacteria at bay. Also, don't forget to give the vase a good scrub before adding fresh water.
  2. Food for Thought: Flower food packets are like little superheroes for your blooms. They contain all the essential nutrients your flowers need to stay strong and vibrant. Just follow the instructions on the packet and add it to the water when you change it up.

Placement and Environment: Flower-Friendly Zones

flower arrangement with pink and orange flowers with greenery in a white short vase

To keep your DIY flower arrangements looking their best, consider these pro tips:

  1. Shade is Key: Keep your arrangements away from direct sunlight. The sun may be great for tanning, but it can make your flowers wilt and fade faster than you can say "I do."
  2. Cool Environment: Flowers love a cool environment. Keep them away from heat sources like radiators or vents. Let them chill and enjoy the cold.
  3. No Drafts : Drafts can be a real issue for your blooms. They can dry them out extremely quickly. So, keep your arrangements away from fans or open windows and let them live in tranquility. 
Armed with these flower care tips, you're ready to create jaw-dropping DIY flower arrangements that will leave your guests in awe. Get those creative juices flowing and let your inner florist shine. Happy arranging!
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