Bouquets are lovely decorative additions to any home, but premade floral arrangements can be quite expensive. Fortunately, you can make your own bouquets for a fraction of the price or for free, depending on how you source your flowers. Here are the steps you need to follow to assemble a botanical masterpiece of your own.
- Gather Your Flowers
Select fresh flowers from your local grocery store or from your garden. If you prefer a wild aesthetic, you can even collect flowers from a natural setting. Be sure to choose stems with blooms and buds while gathering your flowers to prolong the life of your bouquet.
- Cut the Stems
Do not trim the stems of the flowers evenly across. Instead, cut them at a 45-degree angle. This will allow them to absorb all the water they need to survive for as long as possible. You should also trim the stems every few days because the old cuts will heal and callous over.
Cut the stems at different heights so your bouquet doesn’t appear cluttered. Doing so will also help to preserve the natural beauty of the flowers because they won’t be squished together.
- Add Accessories
Accessorizing your bouquet is not a requirement, but it does give your bouquet some personal style. For a chic aesthetic, purchase some cute ribbons. Or, if you’re going for a rustic appearance, you can collect dried twigs, fronds, and long pieces of grass. You can even order bulk peacock feathers and use them in your floral arrangement for a fashionable twist.
- Arrange The Bouquet
After you have completed the previous three steps, it is time to arrange your flowers into a bouquet. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to crafting a DIY bouquet. You can arrange the flowers to suit your personal preference.
Creating your own personal bouquets can be an incredibly satisfying hobby. Using these simple steps can keep your flowers looking bright and healthy.