about the size of the space in which your arrangement will
be placed, and choose the size of you container and flowers
accordingly. A big vase and lots of flowers will look overcrowded
on a small side table. A small vase and few flowers would
look lost in a larger display area.
using open flowers, such as roses, daffodils or gerbera
daisies, try to turn some of them at different angles to
show different shape. Try not to arrange your flowers all
facing in the same direction if the arrangement can be viewed
from various angles.
to allow some space between the flowers to prevent a crowded
sure that your vase is leak proof and that it has a neck
which is big enough for the flowers to fit comfortably.
the flowers sometimes don't stand up straight it could be
that your vase is too short for the flowers, or that the
flowers are too tall for the vase. A good way to check if
the vase you would like to use is of an appropriate height,
is too see if the vase is at least half as tall as the flowers.
you cut your flowers too short, don't think that it is all
for loss! Either put pebbles or marbles at the bottom of
your vase for shorter flowers to stand on. You could also
simply cut the head off of the flower and float it in a
decorative dish, along with candles.
can use filler flowers in a sparse looking arrangement to
give it a much fuller appearance. Some good examples of
filler flowers include, feverfew, ferns, Queen Anne's lace,
baby's breath, heather, statice, and aster.
give your arrangement more dimension cut the flowers at
various lengths. Place the longest stems in the center of
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