This past weekend was busy and packed with volunteering, quality time with friends and a little entertaining. Sunday morning I hosted a small brunch for a few ladies, and whipped up two arrangements using flowers I picked up with my groceries at the supermarket. As I was making them I wondered if I should share this easy, no-fail, 5-step process to create pretty floral table toppers. I am by no means a floral designer but it always seems to work for me, especially in a pinch! Let’s break it down:
Step No. 1: Choose 3 Types of Blooms
I like to mix 3 different sizes and texture with this formula: 1/2 medium + 1/4 large + 1/4 small & tall (give or take, depending on the size of the vase). I also stick to a single color scheme to unify the composition.
Depending on your vase, cut stems at slightly different lengths. With my short 4″ square vase, I cut the stems about 5″-6″ long. (Always better to leave long and give yourself room to snip.)
Instead of using tape, I will typically keep some of the leaves on a few of the stems to help fill up the vase bottom.
Step No. 2: Fill 3 Corners & Create a Base
I criss-cross the stems with leaves into three of the corners. This provides structure to slip the other stems into and they’ll stay put.
Step No. 3: Add Large Blooms
Put one of the large blooms into the fourth corner, and the other two dispersed between.
Step No. 4: Fill the Holes
Fill up the spaces with the remaining medium-sized blooms.
Step No. 5: Add the Accents
Finish your arrangement by adding the smaller/taller accents.
You may need to do some trimming here and there to get the right heights.
Hope this works for you too! If you try it, I’d love to know.
Photos & styling by Erika Brechtel