How to arrange fresh flowers in a vase - create a beautiful and interesting flower arrangement

Simple Flower Arrangement in a Vase

Sometimes adding some simple items to the bottom of a flower vase can add some drama to the arrangement.
Sometimes adding some simple items to the bottom of a flower vase can add some drama to the arrangement. | Source

Items You Can Add To Your Flower Vase

There are lots of items you could add to the bottom of your flower vase to add some interesting element to your flower arrangement. You should experiment with what you have in the house.

These items could be:

Marbles: These are cheap to buy in any children's toy stores and if you add them to the bottom of your flower vase, they can look pretty fantastic.

Fish Tank stones: You purchase these in the pet stores and they come in all shapes and sizes. You can buy them in a bag with lots of different colours or just one coloured stone. I think it's better to stick with the one colour when putting them in a vase as it looks better than lots of random colours. You can also get stones that glow in the dark for your fish tank. But wouldn't they also look amazing in your flower vase at night.

Sand: You can get this for free at the beach or you can buy it in pet stores and again, it looks fantastic in a vase with water and some flowers.

Food Dye: If you have a plain glass vase, you can add some blue or purple food dye to the water. There is a benefit to doing this, when your water starts to get dirty, it won't be as obvious with the coloured water.


Arranging flowers in a vase should be a task you look upon on as a challenge. Instead of sticking to the same old method you use every time you get a bunch of flowers, why not experiment and try using alternative ways to arrange your flowers.

Make your flower arrangement a topic of conversation by making it look funky, unique and individualistic. The more dramatic you make it, the more enthusiastic you will become in trying to outdo yourself each time.

Depending on the season we are in, there will be different flowers in the store. So work with what you're able to get in the store for that season and then just add some accessories to make your flower arrangement outstanding.

Ideas for the bottom of flower vases

Arrange some nice coloured stones in the bottom of your vase to add an interesting element to your vase of flowers.
Arrange some nice coloured stones in the bottom of your vase to add an interesting element to your vase of flowers. | Source

Other Unique Flower Arrangement Ideas

There are also other items you could add to your flower vase when arranging flowers. If you ever visit the beach, you will find these lovely round stones near the top of the beach. They are usually grey or white in colour. But you could find other colours too.

What you should do, it collect a few of these every time you visit the beach. Then when you have lots of them collected, you can add them to the bottom of your flower vase. They would look good in a very large vase, or if you have a small vase, just add a few. Remember, sometimes, less is more.

Just arrange a few of the stones on the bottom and around the sides of the vase. Then add the water to the vase and finally arrange the flowers. This method would look better with a simple flowers. Nothing too fussy. It would also be a good idea to stick to the one type of flower here too.

Flower Arrangement Can Be Unique

Sometimes you don't need to use flowers in your arrangement. Think outside the box and use items that are associated with the current season. Make a flower arrangement to suit a specific holiday if you want.
Sometimes you don't need to use flowers in your arrangement. Think outside the box and use items that are associated with the current season. Make a flower arrangement to suit a specific holiday if you want. | Source

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Seasonal Flower Arrangement Ideas

You don't always have to use flowers in your flower vase or if you do, you could use only a few.

For instance, you could add pine cones, nutmeg stalks or some ivy to your flower vase when arranging your flower in it. These would look great in a vase in the winter season.

In the summer season you could add sand and sea shells to your vase and they would look great. You could also add some yellow food dye to the water to make it look dramatic.

Smaller Flower Arrangements

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You don't always have to have a large flower arrangement, sometimes a small one can be just as pretty. Keep it simple and just stick to one or two flowers. Use a tea-light holder as a vase for individual flowers. Good for anyone who likes minimalistic approach.
You don't always have to have a large flower arrangement, sometimes a small one can be just as pretty. Keep it simple and just stick to one or two flowers.
You don't always have to have a large flower arrangement, sometimes a small one can be just as pretty. Keep it simple and just stick to one or two flowers. | Source
Use a tea-light holder as a vase for individual flowers. Good for anyone who likes minimalistic approach.
Use a tea-light holder as a vase for individual flowers. Good for anyone who likes minimalistic approach. | Source

Simple Unique Flower Arrangements

You might not be a fan of large flower arrangements in your home. But there are other ways you can have flowers arrangements.

If you have a few fresh flowers left in a vase that aren't yet dead, instead of dumping them, use them in a different type of flower arrangement.

Or if you only buy a few flowers at a time at the store, you could also arrange them this way.

Method 1

All you need in a small glass vase and one or two flowers for this arrangement. Cut the flower stalks at a sharp angle. Then place the flower in the vase at an angle. You want the flower facing out the side of the vase. The flower will be inside the vase instead of at the top of it. This can create a totally different type of flower arrangement which looks unique. You could use one or two stones here to keep the flowers in place.

Method 2

If you have small tea-light holders that you aren't using, take one or two flowers and place one in each tea light holder. You will need to leave a little bit of the flower stem on the flower here. Then place each tea-light holder in different areas of your home, or place a few together on a coffee table or a counter.


Large Table Flower Arrangement

You can have a flower arrangement on a whole table. All you need to do, is work with different flower vase sizes and also different types of flowers.
You can have a flower arrangement on a whole table. All you need to do, is work with different flower vase sizes and also different types of flowers. | Source

Make a Hall Table Look Amazing with different types of Flower Arrangement

If you have a large table in your hall or in your dining room that you want to do something with, you might decide to put a vase of flowers on it.

But why don't you do something different here like arrange a variety of different size vases instead of just one. Put a different flower in each vase and then place them according to size on the table. Do this right and you can make it look pretty cool. This would work well with one or two types of flowers that complement each other. You could also use this technique with seasonal flowers. for instance you could add some holly at Christmas or ivy in winter.

This type of arrangement is a totally different way of arranging flowers. Also if you were having party in your home, this could be the main focal point. It's a totally different way of presenting a flower arrangement that's for sure.

Some Unique Flower Arrangement Tips From The Professionals

Anyone Can Do a Lovely Flower Arrangement

There are lots of different ways to present flowers in an arrangements. You just need to think a little bit differently when the time comes to arranging them.

It's all about trying to make them unique and individualistic. You want them to look good in your home.

The following video gives some more tips on how to arrange flowers in your home.

Anyone with a little bit of practice can arrange flowers. Just keep practising it and try put a little bit of effort into your flower arrangement.

One way to start off arranging flowers is to keep it simple in the beginning and work with one type of flowers, then try to arrange your flowers according to the current season. Add accessories that are relevant to the season.

It's wise to know that you can never go wrong with some beautiful stones and some simple sand. It will add something unique to a flower arrangement.

So next time you have some flowers to arrange, do something a little bit different.

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sangre 2 years ago from Ireland Author

hi ChitrangadaSharan, I'm of the same opinion too. I love having fresh flower and l think it can be fun to experiment with arrangements.


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sangre 2 years ago from Ireland Author

hi WiccanSage, thanks. I think the sometimes it's cool to be a little wild and try something different. Plus it will definitely be a talking point in your home : )


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

These are beautiful flower arrangement ideas! I love fresh flowers in my drawing room and these will be lovely to try.

Voted up and thanks!


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

I love having fresh cut flowers in the house. Wow, some of these are crazy beautiful. I love the one with the cherry tomatoes in it, how cute! I love lemon & lime slices placed around the inside of the vase against the glass, they look so cool. Great hub-- a lot of really nice ideas here, makes you really look forward to the springtime!

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