TGIS everyone! Thank goodness it’s Saturday. We made it through another week. Jonathan and I had an entire Saturday with no plans for the first time in weeks. It’s been a little crazy lately, so we were looking forward to a reprieve. I spent the day making coconut cream lemon lavender popsicles, which will be up on the blog tomorrow in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. I also put together this gorgeous Pink Rose and Seeded Eucalyptus floral arrangement. The arrangement is for my sister-in-law’s birthday celebration tomorrow! We get to see our parents, siblings and baby nephew tomorrow. Eek! We’re excited to see everyone and stuff our faces with bunless fresh-grilled burgers.
Back to the flowers. In this post, I will walk you through the steps to make an arrangement like this. I promise, it’s easier than it looks. Your guests will think you spend $70+ on your floral arrangement. It will be our little secret that you did it for under $20.
I picked up a dozen soft pink roses for this arrangement. They are feminine, elegant and have just the right amount of pink. I had a few green roses leftover from another arrangement, so I popped those in as well. The soft pink color goes well with the seeded eucalyptus. White roses would also be a great choice for this time of year (summer). A dozen of these basic roses cost me $7 to $10 at my local grocer.
One of my absolute favorite greens of all time. Seeded eucalyptus. I love the flat broad leaves and the beautiful clustered seeds. This green was in every arrangement and bouquet at our wedding. This variety of eucalyptus drapes and cascades perfectly every time. It creates a rustic boho chic look, and I love it. I was able to get a large bunch for $5.
Assembling the Floral Arrangement
First, select your vase of choice. I chose a fairly small globe-shaped vase for this arrangement. The petite size allowed for excellent draping of the eucalyptus. Next, peel the leaves off the rose stems and set them aside. Then, separate all of the seeded eucalyptus stems. Trim the seeded eucalyptus stems to a length that will allow the eucalyptus to drape about four to six inches over the lip of the vase. Make sure the stems are still able to be submerged in the water. Select about five stems of eucalyptus, and arrange them around the vase so they stick out in a star pattern. This will serve as the “base” of your arrangement.
Next, trim the pink rose stems to a length that will allow the stem to sit inside the vase, and the flower to just emerge from the edge of the vase. The seeded eucalyptus should be sticking out about two to three inches further than the roses. If you need to trim your rose stems first, and then clip the seeded eucalyptus, you could do it in that order as well. Just make sure the seeded eucalyptus “base” gets placed in the arrangement first.
Once the roses are trimmed and the eucalyptus is in place, start lacing the rose stems between and around the seeded eucalyptus stems inside the vase. Create a rounded look with the roses. Be sure to fill the arrangement evenly.
Completing the Arrangement
Once all of the pink roses are in place, fill in the gaps with a few remaining seeded eucalyptus stems until the arrangement looks full and balanced. Some additional stem-trimming might be required once all of the flowers are placed. But be patient and gently move stems around until you achieve the look you want.
I picked up a small batch of Baby’s Breath for $4 while I was at the store. I stuck a few sprigs in my arrangement for a pop of white.
See, that wasn’t too hard! I hope you had success at attempting this elegant and rustic floral arrangement. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments! Happy arranging until next time!