DIY…Just Like a Pro!

 In Lifestyle

You may have guests coming over or just want the house to look (and smell!) nice for the summer. Whatever your fancy, be sure to follow these next steps to flower arranging, courtesy of our lovely sponsor The Dizzy Daisy.

First step is to gather your Supplies:

Floral Shears or Floral Knife and 8″ Vase

Step two is the piece de resistance, the Flowers!

Greens                                    Filler ~ Daisies

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Stock, Snap Dragons, Gerber Daisies, and Roses

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Here are some Helpful Hints and Tips:

1. A basic arrangement has a filler flower and 3 main flowers.

2. Rule of Thumb- Your whole arrangement sits 1 1/2 times your vase in height, approximately 20″.

3. To fluff an arrangement, pull up and out to shift flowers and readjust.

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* Fill vase with water to neck.

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* Greening: cut leather down to the size of the vase.

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*Make an “OK” shape with fingers and insert greens to fit snug.

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Cut stems 1″ below your hand and put in vase.

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Trim any leaves that you don’t feel is pleasing to the eye.

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* Flowers: start with filler (Daisies). Place flowers next to vase and cut stems to where you want them to sit in the vase.

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Repeat with the rest of the daisies creating a triangle.

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Next, using the Stock, cut stems diagonally and place in vase near the lip in-between the daisies.

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Continue with Snapdragons. Place in center of the arrangement creating height.

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We are ready for the Gerber Daisies. They will be placed higher than the stock, but lower than the Snapdragons, you will use them to fill in any holes.

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Final flower, Roses. Cut tall or short depending where they are needed to fill in.

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You now have a spectacular fresh flower centerpiece for your home!

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 ***Flower Arranging classes are available for all ages!!

Book your class this summer for a girls night out, mother/daughter day, kids class, your club/group, or private lessons! Call The Dizzy Daisy: 714-289-1123 or stop by and visit us: 292 S. Tustin St.

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