D.I.Y. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT Winter Whites in 5 Steps

DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel steps

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:

DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel step 1

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.

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DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel step 2

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.

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DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel step 3

Step No. 3: Add Large Blooms

Put one of the large blooms into the fourth corner, and the other two dispersed between.

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DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel step 4

Step No. 4: Fill the Holes

Fill up the spaces with the remaining medium-sized blooms.

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DIY winter white floral arrangement by Erika Brechtel step 5

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.

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Hope this works for you too! If you try it, I’d love to know.

Happy creating!

xoxo-EB

Photos & styling by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

3 Comments
    1. Thank you! Yes it’s always that touch of freshness and prettiness that can brighten up your day.