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Tips on Creating a Unique Flower Arrangement

Updated on December 30, 2018
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Flower Arrangement in a Vase

You can create a vase from any item in your home.
You can create a vase from any item in your home. | Source
Items You Can Add to a Vase
Items You Can Turn into a Vase
Sand from the beach
Peanut or jam jars
Shells from the beach
Water jugs
Stones from your local lake
Glass tumblers
Marbles from your kids toybox
Glassor silver candle holders
Stones from your fish tank
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 stones, pebbles or sand to the bottom of your vase when creating your flower display.

Add sand to your vase and use dry foliage.
Add sand to your vase and use dry foliage. | Source

Not only can you add water and feed to your flower arrangement, you can add some other unique things like stones or marbles to make the arrangement look unusual. Also don't forget to add some foliage to your arrangement as this adds another element to the arrangement.

Creating unusual but unique flower arrangements that are simple but eye catching only requires a little bit of research and initiative.

Each time you decide to create an arrangement, try to make it more different and dramatic than the last one. Over time you will get better at coming up with designs.

Try using seasonal flowers and foliage if you can as it will work out cheaper when buying things. Each season pick a key item and incorporate it into your displays.

Check out the home section of different stores and visit garden centres for ideas and supplies.

Add Items to the Bottom of Gour Containers

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Arrange some nice coloured stones in the bottom of your vase to add an interesting element to your vase of flowers.Add coloured stones to the bottom of your vase.Add pebbles you find at the beach to the bottom of your vase.
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
Add coloured stones to the bottom of your vase.
Add coloured stones to the bottom of your vase. | Source
Add pebbles you find at the beach to the bottom of your vase.
Add pebbles you find at the beach to the bottom of your vase. | Source

If you have food dye, add some to the water to create some color in your display.

Other Unique Flower Arrangement Ideas

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 on your daily walk with your friends or dogs.

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.

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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

Unique Flower Arrangements

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

Autumnal Arrangement

Using foliage to make an arrangement.
Using foliage to make an arrangement. | Source

Seasonal Flower Arrangement Ideas

Spring

  • Dry twigs
  • Branches with buds
  • Daffodils
  • Hydrangeas
  • Bluebels
  • Violets

Summer

  • Seashells
  • Sand
  • Tulips
  • Dahlia
  • Sun flowers
  • Daisies
  • Marigold
  • Black eye susans

Autumn

  • Begonia
  • Crocus
  • Nerine
  • Sternbergia
  • Ivy

Winter

  • Snowdrop
  • Amaryllis
  • Carnations
  • Poinsettia
  • Flower of Bethlehem
  • Holly
  • Nutmeg
  • Ivy
  • Pine cones

Smaller Flower Arrangements

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Using a mason jar to arrange a flower in.Use a water jug instead of a vase for your flower arrangement.Add stones to the bottom of a jam jar then add your water and flower.Use a tea-light holder as a vase for individual flowers. Good for anyone who likes minimalistic approach.Ceramic container work just as good for a vase.
Using a mason jar to arrange a flower in.
Using a mason jar to arrange a flower in. | Source
Use a water jug instead of a vase for your flower arrangement.
Use a water jug instead of a vase for your flower arrangement. | Source
Add stones to the bottom of a jam jar then add your water and flower.
Add stones to the bottom of a jam jar then add your water and flower. | 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
Ceramic container work just as good for a vase.
Ceramic container work just as good for a vase. | Source

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 can be reused.

Add one flower with some of the stem still attached to it to a small vase or create a small floating bowl of flowers for a side table of you have more than one fresh flower left.

If you have small tea light holders, take one or two flowers and cut a good bid of the stalk off and place then the tea light holder with some feed.

Hall Table Flower Display

If you are having a party and you have a large side table in your hall or in your dining room, set up a few flower displays with container ranging from large to small.

Or you could have three flower displays with the middle one higher than the outside two which are a similar height.

Add ivy, holly or baby breath to the display to increase height and width.

This is a great way to add some colour or decoration to an area you don't plan on adding any decorations to.

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

When designing a flower arrangement think about what you have in your home. Only buy what you really need and go out and forage for as much items as you can.

Create displays from what you forage and look up displays online for more ideas.

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

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

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    • sangre profile imageAUTHOR

      Sp Greaney 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      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.

    • sangre profile imageAUTHOR

      Sp Greaney 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      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 : )

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 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!

    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      5 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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