DIY: How to make a Tulip and Dogwood Flower Arrangement
|How to make
a tulip and dogwood flower arrangement.
1 mixed tulip bush or
12 tulips stems
ivy garland or ivy bush
5 dogwoods or forsythias
1 bunch of curly willow
styrofoam or dry floral foam
clear packaging tape
wired wood picks
- Take a piece of clear packaging
tape, and tape the inside of the neck of the vase. (this will help the
glue stick inside the vase)
- Cut a 3" by 3" piece
of dry floral foam. Round off the corners so that the piece will fit
snug inside the neck of the vase. The foam should rise above the rim
of the vase by 1/2". Glue the foam to the packaging tape that is
inside the neck of the vase.
- Cover the floral foam with
- Cut the tulip bush apart at the
thickest part of the stem using wire cutters. Do the same with the Ivy
bush . Lay out your dogwood (or forsythia) stems.
- Start with the longest tulip
stem, attach a wired wood pick to the bottom and wrap with floral
tape. Place this tulip straight in the middle of the arrangement. Do
the same with a dogwood (or forsythia) stem.
- Cut the ivy garland into 4-5
sections approximately 2-1/2' -3' each( you will want your ivy
sections to reach to the bottom of your vase-so take a look at your
vase to determine how long to cut each section). Attach a wire wooden
pick to each ivy section and wrap with floral tape. Take one ivy
section and insert it into the foam so that it hangs down in front of
the vase. Take another ivy section and insert it on the right side of
the arrangement so it hangs down. Take the last ivy piece and insert
it into the back of the arrangement so that it also hangs down.
- Using the picture as a guide,
insert the remaining tulips into the arrangement in the same pattern.
The tulips that are upright in the arrangement have straight stems,
and the tulips in the lower part of the arrangement should be gently
curved downward. You should try to create a triangular shape with the
tulips. (Notice the tulips in front are quite short.) If you have to
cut the stems to get this look be sure to wrap in floral tape and
attach to a wire wood pick.
- Once the tulips are in place,
fill in between with the dogwood (or forsythia) stems. Leave
some stems long and cut some stems short.
- Once the dogwood is in
place, insert the ivy sections you have left, to fill in between
the tulips and the dogwood (or forsythia).
- Take a wire-wooden pick and
attach it to some of the loose tulip leaves that you have left over.
Fill in the empty spaces in the arrangement with these. You will
probably use 8 or 9 leaves. Curve the leaves where needed.
- Cut some curly willow about 2
times the height of the vase and place them in the center of the
arrangement. Add a few pieces of curly willow at different lengths
around the arrangement.
- Look at your arrangement from
all sides to make sure you have filled in all the empty spaces.
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