I have always LOVED flowers and plants. Their beauty is astounding. I enjoy putting together flower arrangements for my own home, friends, family and events. Disclaimer: I am not a professional florist. That being said, I have put together quite a few arrangements over the years. I want to share with you the tips and tricks I have learned on how to make a beauty like this Pink Rose Floral Arrangement below with ease and minimal effort.
Let’s break down what I have in this arrangement. From left to right, I have small pink spray roses, some greenery (specifically 3 stems of Ruscus), baby’s breath, two Stargazer lily stems, and 3 dozen roses in varying pink shades. I found the 3 dozen roses in the “discounted” section of my local grocer for about $20 total. That’s a steal. This whole arrangement cost me about $40.
This is my vase of choice. It’s a medium sized round vase. I placed blue and white smooth pebbles in the bottom to compliment my table place settings, which were bright blue.
Making The “Base”
Once the vase is selected, it’s time to trim the stems and remove the leaves. I don’t like stem leaves in my arrangements. They look messy. To each his own if you want to keep them! I wanted this arrangement to be low and rounded, so I clipped a rose stem a couple of times until I found the right length. Once I knew the length, I trimmed the rest of the roses that would serve as the “base” of the arrangement.
Next, I began to place the roses around the lip of the vase in a circle. Lattice the rose stems so the roses stick out about the same length. Continue around to make a full circle of roses. Then build your way up to make a “ball” of roses.
Next, I pulled the leaves off my spray roses and filled in the gaps with those. Again, trim the stems so the spray roses align with the big roses. Now it’s time to dress up our Pink Rose Floral Arrangement.
Pulling it All Together
Pick a side of your arrangement for the lilies. I generally pick a place that’s about halfway between the lip and the top of the base. Clip the stems so the lilies will open completely above the the roses. Using your fingers of one hand, gently part the roses where you want the lilies to go. With your other hand, push the stems down into the arrangement. You might have to do some wiggling to get them in there. Next, trim the baby’s breath and fill in little holes with small sprigs of the flowers. Lastly, place your greenery between the bottom layer of the roses and the lip of the vase. Make sure the greenery sticks out further than the roses.
This pink rose floral arrangement was going on a table with bright blue place settings. I picked up a bundle of decorative baby blue dyed straw in the floral department to pull in the blue tones.
Cut a few of the straw pieces so they will stick up higher than the roses. Place three to five around the arrangement and voila! You’ve just put together a fabulous arrangement that looks like you paid $150 bucks for at a professional florist.