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How To: Make a Fresh-Cut Bouquet

Learn how to create a striking floral bouquet by watching these simple techniques.

Put the spotlight on the variety in your garden by creating a stunning fresh-cut bouquet in minutes! Start by gathering a colorful mix of flowers, leaves and seed heads from your garden. As you cut each flower, place it in a pail of water to keep it fresh. For ease in building the design and stabilizing the arrangement, create a grid across the vase opening with tape. Next, add your focal point elements to the vase. We like to focus on one material at a time—whether it's a flower, leaf or seed head—and once we're satisfied, we'll move on to the next element. Use bulky elements to fill spaces and to give the arrangement structure. Consider adding height at the center and also making sure your arrangement is nicely fanned out. Feel free to add a little twist to your design with an asymmetrical element. We inserted calla lilies on one side of our arrangement for an eye-catching accent. Your unique bouquet is now ready to adorn any indoor or outdoor setting!