Easy and inexpensive fresh flower arrangements

Thanks to Southern Savers for this excellent article on arranging summer flowers:

informal flower

You’ll need a pair of pruners, some chicken wire, and Oasis, which is the soft green blocks you’ve seen in flower arrangements.



1. Start With a Good Base
If you’re making an arrangement in a low vase, the flowers need a structure to hold onto. This also allows you to spread the flowers out to create a a natural look.
Wind the chicken wire to form a base. Or soak the Oasis in water, then transfer it to the vase to stick flowers in.

2. Use Greenery From the Yard


Head outside for long stems of greenery to create a base. Then add your flowers.
Remember not to overcrowd your arrangement. Fluff out the flowers in the vase and add loose greenery for an airy feel.

3. Cut the Stems
If you’re purchasing cut flowers, cut the bottom of the stems at a 45 degree angle.

4. Remove the Leaves
Remove any leaves that will be in the water.

5. Think About Perspective
Your arrangement may change according to the room and height of the table.

formal flower

Do you use summer flowers from your garden for indoor flower arrangements?


About Josie

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at: josieriviera@aol.com
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4 Responses to Easy and inexpensive fresh flower arrangements

  1. marymarvella says:

    I would if I had any! I’ll look for a cheap Kroger bouquet and try this!


  2. Josie says:

    No flowers in your garden? A cheap flower arrangement from your local grocery store will work great.


  3. nitethyme says:

    I didn’t manage to get here on the day of the post, but I enjoyed it, and since I love flowers this is great. Linda

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  4. Josie says:

    Thanks, Linda. I love fresh cut flowers in my home, and is doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.


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