Monday, October 1, 2012

An Easy, Inexpensive DIY Flower Arrangment

I love to make fresh flower arrangements. It doesn't take a lot of time or talent. Plus, you don't have to spend much money on fresh flowers.  I love the color and vitality fresh flowers add to a house for MLS pictures or used at an Open House. I took this arrangement to my girlfriend who was sick to cheer her up.

Start with yard trimmings for the base. I used Azalea greenery and variegated Liriope blades and flowers. (You can buy greenery but I'm thrifty.)

I added three bunches of generic, low-cost flowers from the grocery store. I went to Super Walmart and bought Green Mini Mums, Pink and White Alstroemeria, Mixed Blooms (Gerber Daisies, Pink Mums, Carnations, etc.). The flowers were less than $20.  I'm not a flower snob. I love 'em all!
Grab a vase and place the greenery as your first layer.  The greenery serves as a foundation to hold the flowers in place.
Cut the Alstroemeria an inch or so longer than the greenery and distribute throughout the greenery.  Cut the green mums two inches shorter than the azaleas and do the same thing. You now have a grid that  serves as a solid base for the remainder of your blooms.

Add the flowers in different heights from the center working towards the outside. Alternate textures, colors and heights.  The result is a great, low-cost, DIY mixed arrangement.
 I typically make 3-sided arrangements and place a ribbon around the neck of the vase to designate the front.
Voila! Easy peasy.

Have a great week!



  1. Great teaching, Linda......
    Your arrangement looks so, so pretty.

  2. Lovely - and a great tip on cutting the base flowers at different heights. Any vendor (or sick friend) would be happy to have this arrangement in their home.

    1. Thanks Heather! Trying to write a tutorial is more difficult than making the arrangement. HA!