DIY Lemon and Flower Arrangement

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This easy DIY Lemon Flower Arrangement takes just a few minutes and packs a big design punch. Flowers, lemons, and a couple of vases are all you need!

One of my favorite things about spring and summer is being able to walk outside and cut fresh flowers. However, there are times of the year when nothing is blooming, so I pick up some beautiful flowers at the grocery store. This DIY lemon flower arrangement is easy, super fast to put together, and can be made with any kind of flowers. If you have herbs growing, or can find some at your grocery, they would look great as well.

diy lemon flower arrangement supplies needed

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DIY Lemon Flower Arrangement Supplies Needed

lemon slices in clear pedestal vase

I searched around the house and found two clear vases that were sized correctly for this arrangement. Any vases will work as long as they are clear, and one is bigger than the other. The smaller vase must fit inside the bigger vase, with enough room in between the vases to fit slices of fruit. The size of this arrangement is a personal choice, and depends on your vases. It can be small, or very large, depending on where you want to use it.

  • Step 1:  Place the smaller vase inside the bigger one.
  • Step 2: Slice your lemons about 1/4 inch thick. The number of lemons you need depends on the size of your vases.
  • Step 3: Place the lemon slices between the small vase and the large vase. Use a long skewer to move them around so they are spread out evenly.
  • Step 4: Pour fresh water into both vases. The lemons should be completely immersed.
  • Step 5: Arrange flowers and herbs of your choice and voila! A beautiful, easy DIY lemon flower arrangement that will last for days.

diy lemon flower arrangement on table

DIY Lemon Flower Arrangement Tips

  • After the outer vase with the lemons is filled with water, the inner vase may start to float. Just add water to the inner vase and it will steady itself.
  • Get plenty of lemons. For this arrangement, I purchased a bag of ten small lemons and used eight. Make sure to remove the seeds from the slices.
  • Any type of citrus fruit can be used. Lemons, limes, oranges or even pink grapefruit (if your vases are large enough.)
  • To get a little extra life out of any flower arrangement, when the blooms start to droop, cut all the ends off about an inch and change the water.
  • Tap water works fine for the inner vessel that holds the flowers. Using distilled or bottled water to cover the lemons may add an extra day or two to the life of your arrangement.

lemon and flower arrangement in clear vase on striped table runner

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  1. Linda Frasca says:

    I have been out of the crafting loops for a bit but this lovely lemony idea is so happy! I too wondered how the fruit slices got there and stayed! Thanks you for sharing and inspiring so many!

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  6. I rarely respond to blogs, unless they are great. However, I had to let you know I love your blog. You are so down to earth and helpful with your receipts, home projects and diys. You are so different from so many blogs out there that feel as though burying out a craft store makes or will make their blog more appealing. Thank you all you do as I really feel what you provide to be useful and worth my time.

  7. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I always wondered how the lemons stayed put in those arrangements!! I am in charge of decorating for our Chamber of Commerce banquet and might try this for the tables. I wonder if other fruits would work…just thinking out loud. Thanks for the great idea! Love the Van Gogh printable! Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Teddee Grace says:

    This is lovely! Thanks for sharing the technique.

  9. So pretty, just says happy !

  10. Candace Roberts says:

    Hi Ann, Thanks for the uplifting arrangement. Having a wild snow storm , here in Northern Arizona. Just brought home some daffodils and white carnations yesterday while getting supplies for the storm. So off to the she-shed to find those vases Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Candace

  11. So cheery and beautiful Ann. I love decorating with lemons, especially in the kitchen. They are pretty, cheery and smell terrific.

  12. Jeanette Duke says:

    The arrangement is sunshine in a vase! Beautiful! Here in the south most all my daffodils have been blooming for about 3 weeks now and I brought them in and added tulips from the grocery and have been enjoying a bit of sunshine myself. It has rained here in Ga. for the longest time. Thanks for all your beautiful posts!

  13. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    AGAIN, I repeat YOU are the BEST!
    This arrangement and a lemon bundt cake will be my house warming gift this spring to a friend that is down sizing. She has everything! This will be the perfect gift on moving day. Thanks!
    Much appreciate you giving the sizes for the vases.

  14. I wondered how florist got all those lemons to stay in place :) … thanks for sharing!

  15. So Cheerful! Thanks for the pick-me-up:)

  16. Charmaine says:

    That is so fresh and pretty! I’m definitely going to have to hunt though my glass containers to see what I have that might work. Maybe some shorter, square ones?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yes square vases would be perfect!

  17. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing another great idea!!