Friday, October 24, 2014

DIY: Floral Arrangement

Whether you're decorating a table or adding a pop of color to your living room, floral arrangements have the ability to transform a space. Most people pay hefty amounts for arrangements, but creating your own can be less expensive and just as beautiful. This was my first time creating my own centerpiece and it was incredibly easy. I am no florist, but I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

First, soak floral foam in water for the recommended amount of time on package. Once the foam is ready, place it on a dry workspace. The foam gets pretty messy, so be sure to have lots of paper towels handy.

Floral foam can be found at any craft store and comes in all different shapes and sizes.

Next, cut the stems of the flowers and insert the carnations into the foam. I found that the best method is to arrange the flowers in rows and then fill in the sparse areas with remaining flowers. 

Lastly, place your floral arrangement in the desired vase. I used a lantern from Pottery Barn.

Truthfully, I am not a big fan of carnations, BUT when bunched together they can look really nice. They are a great option because they are budget friendly and come in a wide variety of colors. 

Tip: In the picture above you will notice the smaller flower. Use the tip of your finger to brush the petals outward to create a fuller look.


  1. What size ball floral foam did you use? And how many carnations did it take to cover the surface?

  2. I used a 6 inch floral foam ball, but they have a ton of different sizes.To cover a complete 6 inch ball it takes 75 carnations.

  3. 8 inch ball takes 102 carnations
    6 inch ball takes 75 carnations
    4 1/2 inch ball takes 50 carnations
    3 inch ball takes 25 carnations



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