Spring has sprung and I am HERE FOR IT. If there’s anything I love the most about the change of seasons, it’s all of the flowers and foliage that’s starting to bloom. We’ve already shared quite a few tips for flower arranging, here on the blog. But today, I felt inspired to share my favorite easy spring flower arrangement tips because there are some that are specific to this season. From how to keep tulips from drooping to my favorite way to get long-lasting centerpiece, these 3 hacks are so easy!
My Go-To (Easy!) Spring Flower Arrangement Tips & Tricks
1. The secret to making tulips stand up straight
When it comes to spring flowers, I immediately think of tulips! How many times have you prepared a gorgeous centerpiece of fresh tulips, only to find that they’ve drooped instead of standing up straight? There are a few super easy hacks to solve this problem — and each is with something you already have at home!
First, take a straight pin or needle and poke a hole at the base of the flower. The hole allows air to escape, which then expedites water flow. Another trick that helps to keep tulips from drooping is to cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with clean scissors or sheers. Then, put a penny in the water. Just keep in mind that this hack can shorten the lifespan of your flower arrangement.
Want more inspiration? Try this spring nest centerpiece DIY!
2. Decorate with budding and flowering branches for a long-lasting spring centerpiece
Now that we live in the forest, I absolutely LOVE decorating our home with tall branches that are just starting to bud. Not only do they last for a really long time, but the height is quite the statement maker! I recommend cherry blossoms or forsythia branches, but have also used branches from maple trees, etc for a leafy, architectural aesthetic.
As with the tulips (and pretty much any spring flower arrangement), be sure to cut the ends at a 45-degree angle. This allows the greatest surface area for the branch to absorb water! You can also use clippers to cut vertically up the stem an inch or so to increase surface area even more. And lastly, make sure to continue to trim the stems throughout the duration of the centerpiece.
Want more inspiration? Check out this simple spring tablescape!
3. Be mindful of the flowers you’re combining in your spring flower arrangement
As much as I love combining different types of flowers, sometimes they shouldn’t share a vase! And sometimes, they just need a bit of extra effort. For example, after being cut, daffodils have a slime that contaminates the water and can affect other flowers in the arrangement.
The good news is that there is often a workaround. In the example of the daffodils, simply trim the daffodil stems and place them in water for a few hours. Then add them to the vase containing the rest of your flowers once they’ve stopped releasing the secretion.
Have you tried any of these spring flower arrangement tips? I’d love to know how they’ve worked for you — and if you have any others to add to the list, leave a comment and let me know! I’m always looking for more flower arranging hacks.