Easy Tulip Arrangement

August 14, 2014

I love tulips. They are a beautiful flower to make an arrangement with. Tulips are easily found during the spring and early summer months, however my local Trader Joes carries them this time of year also. It’s easy to just pick up flowers from the store and throw them in a vase, but I take a few extra steps to make the arrangement look that much better.

Upon returning home from the store, I have tulips of all different lengths. The key is to simplify the bouquet to make it look clean.

I remove any damaged foliage, or foliage below the water line. This takes away a bit of the bulk, and leaves you with a very clean looking bouquet.

I place the heads of the flowers in a straight line. Curve the flowers to the left, and curve to the right according to which way the flower is facing. The straight flowers will be placed in the middle. The key is to create balance.

I pick up the flowers with both hands and measure the approx height of the vase.

I prefer to use a knife, but you can also use shears.

I twist the stems a bit…

 …and use a clear hair tie rubber band (from the drugstore) to keep the arrangement in place.

 I add ice cold water with a few drop of my home made flower food recipe (can be found HERE).

 Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it.

xo, Rachel

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  • claudia M. August 14, 2014 at 5:59 am

    thanks rachel for your blogs and videos in YouTube, i love them so much, kisses from mexico!!

  • Nicole Mboya August 14, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I find you so Classy and Beautiful, I love reading your blog! x


  • Linda.Libra.Loca August 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Looks great. Why do you use ice cold water?

    • Rachel August 15, 2014 at 5:02 am

      Thanks for the question. I find that flowers generally prefer very cold water. =)

  • Livia Brandenberger August 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    such an interesting blog post! i usually dont like tulips but your arrangement looks wonderful!
    thank you for sharing this Rachel 🙂

    xoxo from Switzerland

  • Heather August 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I love Tulips as well! Sadly they aren’t in season where I live but definitely going to tuck this away for later 🙂 And I came from the haul video 🙂

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  • Anne August 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I really like the arrangement you made with the tullips. But for the next time, according to my mom, it’s better to put tullips in just 1 to 2 cm of water. This will prevent them from growing out really fast which makes them hang down.
    Love from the netherlands!

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