When sunflower season arrives, make long lasting arrangements that add color and charm to your home. Use this easy tutorial that anyone can do.
It’s sunflower season. The last, hot days of summer when the happy faces of sunflowers make their appearance. Today’s post is part of our 20 Minute Decorating series, a monthly feature that focuses on quick and easy decor that can help you update your home in no time. Sunflowers are super easy to arrange, and the best thing is that you don’t need very many to make a knock-out arrangement. Read on for my simple tips and tricks.
- five to seven sunflowers
- something for filler
- something to add interest
I used eucalyptus for filler and kale stems for interest. Any kind of greenery that’s available at your flower market or grocery store will work for filler. For interest, berries or cotton bolls on stems would work as well.
Tip: If you can’t find what you want in your floral department, don’t forget that faux berries or filler will work perfectly. Just combine the faux with the real. An added bonus is that the faux stems are reusable.
Once your flower bunches are separated, fill a vessel with fresh water and round up a pair of sharp scissors. Trim the ends of whatever filler you are using and place it in the vessel first. After the filler, add your “interest” pieces.
Last, add the sunflowers. Depending on the height of your vessel, they will need to be trimmed. Sunflower stems are long and very thick. They stand tall and are easy to place inside your filler.
It’s helpful to place your arrangement on a table or kitchen island, stand back, and then make any necessary adjustments. The sunflower blooms are quite heavy, so manipulate them within your filler until they stay in place.
I hope this inspires you to pick up a bunch of sunflowers at your flower market or grocery store, and add a bit of sunshine to your home. Make sure to stop by the links below to see what my friends are sharing!
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