Pretty Floral Displays

Published May 21, 2016

fruit-inspired-floral-arrangement-funGive your home a colour boost with these beautiful, eye-catching floral displays.

Simple flowers, such as gerbera daisies and disbuds, may be found locally at many grocery stores and florist shops.

Be sure to look for flowers that have been recently placed on the floor for long-lasting results.

Floral Balls

I love making these floral balls for outdoor parties during the summer months. They only take minutes to assemble and really provide that pop of colour on white tablecloths.

You will need the following:

1 wet floral foam brick
2-3 packages of disbuds (in one colour tone)
Sharp scissors
1 large cylinder
Lemons or limes (optional)
Begin by soaking your floral foam in room temperature water for 30 minutes. Once the foam is completely saturated, remove it from the water and carefully carve it into a seven centimetre ball. Set it aside.

Remove the flowers from their wrappings and clip each flower stem 2.5 cm from the bottom of the head of the flower. Insert each flower head into the floral ball one by one until the whole ball is completely full.

At this point you may add fresh lemons or limes to the cylinder and then fill with water to the top of the vase.

Set the floral ball gently on top of the cylinder and scatter tea lights around the base.

These floral balls look fantastic when grouped in sets of three and five in various colours.

Colour Block Tulips

Tulips are in plentiful supply at the moment. I love colour blocking them in rectangular containers.

To make this arrangement you will need the following:

2-3 packages of fresh tulips (in 3 different colours)
1 solid or clear rectangular vase
Floral tape (optional)
Sharp scissors
Remove the tulips from their packaging. Clean them of any dirt or debris and set them aside.

Fill your container with room temperature water.

Cut your tulip stems to the desired length to fit your container and begin placing them inside making sure to colour block them as you move along. For example, start with dark purple first, follow with a lighter shade of purple and finish off with very pale lavender.

The cohesive colour scheme produces dramatic results.

Place the tulips in a cool, dark location if possible.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.