Sounds simple enough right? Do we really need instruction here? Actually yes.
Some flowers looks amazing when plopped into a vase and need little or no arranging at all like tulips, check out How to Arrange Tulips in a Vase.
Roses are more tricky and require a bit more work to look their best.
I wanted to use my beautiful ginger jars HERE for our annual Christmas party – Our Christmas Home Tour & Annual Holiday Party 2018. I purchased 2 dozen roses to use in the jars.
Up to this point, I had not used the jars to hold flowers, they look so pretty on their own.
The jars are hefty in weight and size, making them perfect for a centerpiece.
After filling the jar, prepare the roses. Remove most of the leaves on the stem, especially ones that would fall below the water line. Cut at least an inch off the stem, and cut at an angle. It’s best to cut the rose under water. If the rose is out of water for too long, the stem can close up and cause the rose to wilt.
I used my new shears HERE to cut the roses. I don’t know how I lived without shears for so long. Before I owned a pair of shears, I used kitchen scissors and always had a hard time cutting thru thick stems, but with these shears..it’s like cutting through butter 😉 Using scissors can crush the stem as well, damaging the flower and causing it to wilt.
Starting with the outer base, use 3 stems of leaves and form a triangular pattern.
The method I am using is the 7-4-1 method of arranging flowers. Begin inserting the roses on the outer edges, 7 roses in total.
Then working on the next layer of roses, insert 4 more roses, leaving them a bit taller than the first layer. Then add your last rose in the center, this one will be the tallest of them all.
Add additional filler of eucalyptus seeds and hypericum or whatever you have available.
I repeated the 7-4-1 method for my smaller ginger jar.
The jars look beautiful with blush roses. Red roses would look amazing too.
I placed them in my family room for the party and they still look great today.
If you use my tips and ideas to make a floral arrangement, tag me on Instagram HERE, I would love to see it!