It’s easier than most people think to make a beautiful flower arrangement. You can save a lot of money by picking or buying fresh flowers and making your own arrangement. First, gather all the fresh flowers that you want to use in the arrangement. It is a good idea to have a general idea of how you want the final arrangement to look.
Make sure on top of flowers that you also have a variety of greenery and leaves. You can also use ribbons or even stuffed animals and chocolate to make a lovely Valentine’s Day arrangement. Choose a vase or container that will complement the overall colors of the arrangement. If in doubt, use clear glass.
Cut some floral foam to fit inside the bottom of the vase. Once cut, soak the foam in water for a few minutes, let it drain briefly and put it in the bottom of the vase. Start placing the flowers in the floral foam. Use the largest and brightest flowers first that you are intending to be the focus of the arrangement. These should have the longest stems. Common flowers to use are Lilies, Roses, Carnations and Daffodils.
Fill the vase with water. You can add floral preservatives to the water as well. It will add a few days to the shelf life of the arrangement. Try not to get any water on the greenery or the blossoms, as it will make them spoil faster. Make sure to keep the arrangement from drafts and direct sunlight and make sure to change the water every few days. The best way to add water is to add enough water to the vase to overflow it, allowing all the water in the vase to run clear. The life of the arrangement will be significantly increased if you do not expose the stems to air. Adding a fresh pack of floral preservatives will significantly help as well.