Tips on Creating a Unique Flower Display Each Season
There are lots of items you can use to assemble a flower display. You can use a vase or another type of container within your home. If you are planning a party you might not have enough vases for the entire number of flowers you have purchased for decoration.
This is why it is useful to look at what you have in your home or shed to see if you can turn any of these items into a container that can store the flowers.
It might be surprising for you to think that there are everyday items within your home that you might normally throw away that you can now use as a container for a flower display.
But with some creativity and some materials you can turn it into a beautiful container for flowers.
Only buy what you really need and go out and forage for the other items if you can.
Items You Can Place in a Vase
Items You Can Use As A Vase
Peanut or jam jars
Stones from a river or a lake
Glassor silver candle holders
Fish tank stones
Soda or milk bottles
Sand: You can get this at your local beach for free or you can purchase it in your local garden centre or pet store.
Shells: Pick these up at your local beach.
Stones: You can get these at your local lake or river. Look for a range of sizes. Also when you are out hiking or walking in the countryside, always keep an eye out for unusual pebbles or rocks. You might also find some varieties in your local garden centres.
Marbles: Again these can be found in toy stores or the children's section of your grocery store for free or your child might have some lying around.
Fish Tank Stones: Check out your local pet store or aquatic centre for stones in all shapes and sizes.
Add coloured gel to your water to change the water colour.
Flower Arrangement in a Glass Jar
Materials You Can Add To Your Flower Container
As well as adding water and feed to the container that your flower arrangement is in, you can add other items. Add materials like stones or marbles to add some depth to the flower display.
As well as adding these, you could also add foliage to increase the width and height of the arrangement as well as adding contrast.
Adding something extra to the arrangement can make a boring flower arrangement look more appealing.
If you don't know what to add to your container, then go on the internet and look up professional florists to see what ideas they have come up with.
Try to arrange your flower display so that it represent the season that we are in. So for the summer season you could add sand and stones. Then for autumn you could use cones and nutmeg sticks. In winter use white stones as well as frozen ice cubes which will add some drama to the display.
When foraging for materials for your flower arrangement visit your local park, beach or lake for sticks, stones, sand and seashells.
Also check out the home section of department stores and garden centres for materials and ideas.
Would you ever think of doing something different the next time you're doing a flower arrangement?
Types of Material You Can Add to Flower Displays
There are many items you can add to your flowers arrangements that can be found outside for free.
Things like pebbles, stone of different shapes and sizes, seashells, twigs, or foliage can all be found outside at parks and lakes.
Every time you visit the beach, park or woodlands collect some things for the next arrangement.
Once you have an idea of what style you want, keep an eye out for the things you need. When you have enough gathered look up ideas of what types of display you can make using these items.
If you don't like lots of things in your flower arrangement, keep it simple with a few stones or twigs.
Containers for Flower Arrangements
You don't always need to display your flowers in vases. Here are some items you can use beside vases.
- Water jug
- Milk jug
- Wine bottle
- Water canteen
- Mason jar
- Milk bottles
- Jam jars
- Candle holders
Seasonal Flower Arrangement Ideas
Branches with buds
Flower of Bethlehem
Black eye susans
Small Flower Arrangements
If you don't like large flower arrangements, you can have smaller and more simpler arrangements instead. Add less flowers to the vase or container and pick one thing else to add to the display.
Any old flowers you have left over from a previous arrangement that are still fresh.
You could add one or two flowers to a small container with some of the stem still attached to it. Then get a small vase and create a small floating bowl of flowers for a side table.
If you have small tea light holders, take one or two flowers and cut a good bit of the stalk off and then place the flower in the tea light holder with some water and feed.
Table or Window Sill Flower Display
If you have a hall table or large window sill that is large you could add different size clear glass containers on the table. Add as little or as much flowers as you want.
Have different size containers and arrange them in small to large.
Add ivy, holly or baby breath to the display to increase height and width.
This is a great way to add some activity and decoration to an area you don't really know what you want to put there.
Some Unique Flower Arrangement Tips From The Professionals
Practice as often as you can with making flower arrangements. The more you do, the better you will get.
Start of with simple designs and as you get better expand your repertoire. Try to do arrangements with seasonal flowers as they will be cheaper and easier to find.
Add items that are seasonal but at the same time don't add to much clutter to the display by adding lots of items.
Every flower arrangement should be different and look better than the last one.
© 2014 Sp Greaney