Say hello to Amy of Stella Bloom Designs, who is sharing this simple floral DIY along with tips for creating beautiful arrangements at home. This is a simple arrangement that anyone can put together with a combination of flowers from the flower mart (or your local grocery store) and ferns from your backyard (or your neighbor’s–we won’t tell!).
Amy used the following ingredients in this arrangement:
- vase of your choice
- (1) bunch of white sweet peas
- (5) stems of white ranunculus
- (6) stems of safari sunset
- (5) stems of leather fern
- (5) stems of sword fern a few Salal leaves
She started out by making a “grid” using the stems of the ferns. Personally, I recommend achieving this by taping a grid on the vase (it’s just easier for us novices to hold stems in place).
Pro tip #1: cut stems at a diagonal angle to maximize the plant’s access to water in the vase. The diagonal cut increases the area of the stem that can absorb water.
Next, Amy used the safari sunset to create the basic shape of the arrangement. She then filled in with the white sweet peas to create a full, whimsical element, finished with creamy white ranunculus to fill in any holes. That’s it!
Pro tip #2: look at your arrangement from all sides to make sure there are no “holes,” or spots that look a little empty (and would benefit from the addition of a bloom or two). If you’re running short on flowering stems, make sure the holes are clustered at the “back” of the arrangement, or the side of the arrangement that will be facing a wall or will otherwise be mostly unseen.
Greenery is so popular right now and gives a fresh, modern look to pretty much any arrangement. You can use so many different kinds to create depth and texture, then add your favorite color for a pop (or keep it neutral with white blooms, like Amy did for this one).