Because flowers and spring go hand and hand, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make spring (and Easter) centerpieces today!
I made a TON of arrangements for the spring brunch we threw last week, so I created a breakdown of all the flowers used, general flower care, and how to put everything together in an arrangement pretty painlessly.
All of the flowers were generously sent to me by the awesome folks at Flower Muse. I use them all the time for events and DIY projects and highly recommend them. Here are the types of flowers I included for spring brunch arrangements in the photos…
- hot pink and light pink peonies
- white and orange ranunculus
- yellow billy balls
- david austin juliet garden roses (in peach and apricot yellow)
- orange and white tulips
- olive branches
- lambs ear
Flower care is a little different depending on the types of flowers you’re dealing with. But the basic rule is…
Cut 1/2 to 1 inch off the bottom of each stem (at a diagonal to maximize water intake) with the sharpest shears you can find. Remove leaves/foliage before placing them in buckets filled with 3–4 inches of room temp water. If possible, separate flowers into different buckets, based on flower type. And keep flowers in a cool area away from direct sunlight until you are ready to use them. More flower care and handling instructions here.
Instructions for Creating Floral Arrangements:
For shorter arrangements that would go on a table top, like the ones in the photos, I like to start with a handful of larger blooms (garden roses and peonies) and then work my way down to the medium to small size blooms (ranunculus and tulips) and add greenery (olive branch, lambs ear, and pittosporum) and filler (billy balls) to finish things off.
To keep all of the table arrangements roughly the same size, we used vases that were similar in height and diameter and came up with a formula for how many stems were needed for each arrangement (which ended up being somewhere between 14 and 18 stems per vase).
Photography by Amelia Tatnall
Flowers by Brittni Mehlhoff
Are you as excited about spring as I am? And more importantly…What is your all time favorite type of flower or flowers? I’d love to know!