Make a spring flower arrangement in soft pastels
Let’s make a gorgeous spring flower arrangement in soft pastels! The flower design is inspired by our Spring at Osterley Park pattern, and includes elegant spring blooms such as white anemones, pink ranunculus and light pink tulips. As spring flowers are very delicate, we use aluminum wire to create an armature to lock the stems in place instead of using floral foam. You can download the printable wrapper we used to decorate the vase at the end of this post!
Spring is coming! Watch the video tutorial for this spring flower arrangement and get creative!
Spring Flower Arrangement in Soft Pastels
- 8 – 9 white anemones
- 9 pink ranunculus
- 9 light pink tulips
- 2 stems sliver dollar eucalyptus
- 2 – 3 stems shepherd’s purse
- square glass vase (14 cm x 14 cm)
- aluminum wire
- printable vase wrapper (download below)
- florist knife
- glue stick
- craft scissors
- wire cutter
1) Prep the flowers
Before creating the arrangement, allow the flowers to relax in fresh, cold water with flower food for an hour. Remove the bottom leaves from the tulips. Strip off the bottom leaves of the shepherd’s purse and eucalyptus as well. Shorten the stems of the flowers and greenery to a length of approximately 20 cm, which is eight inches. We’ll continue cutting the stems as need but this gives us a head start.
Tip: Also, remove the bottom leaves of the ranunculus and anemones should they have any.
2) Form the the wire
Take a 1 metre or 40 inch piece of aluminum wire and loop it several times around your hand. Then bend the wire into a ball shape and push it inside of the vase. This wire is very soft and malleable. Fill the vase with water. Spring flowers don’t need as much water as summer flowers, so it’s okay to fill the vase only half way up.
Tip: Aluminum wire is available in different colours online, at garden centres or florist shops.
3) Start arranging the flowers
Start by sliding in a ranunculus or anemone in every corner. The head of the bloom should sit directly on the rim. Fill the entire rim with more flowers and greenery. This creates the base for building up a domed shape. Insert the flower stems in-between the wire. As you continue arranging, the wire and stems will support each other and help to keep everything in place. Leave the stems a little longer the closer you come to centre to create a rounded shape, and use the shepherd’s purse and eucalyptus to make the arrangement more open.
4) Make the wrapper
To make the wrapper, print the printable four times. Glue all sides but one together and fit wrapper around the vase. Secure the wrapper with more glue. Depending on the size of you vase you can print the wrapper large than 100%, to make it bigger, or smaller than 100%, if your vase or pot is smaller than ours.
Materials: ranunculus, tulips, anemone, eucalyptus, shepherd’s purse
Care Tips for Long Flower Life
Water the arrangement every other day and display it in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Since this is a loose bouquet you can easily replace withered flowers or shorten the tulips once they begin to outgrow.
Free Printable Vase Wrapper
Click on the button to download your free printable vase wrapper to present the spring flower arragement.
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