DIY: Handtied Spring Bouquet

Master the art of Spring flower arranging
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

As part of our Spring Senses series, we've created a collection of DIY films designed to help you bring a dash of spring to your own home.

For this episode, the lovely bunch over at Wild Things florists show you how to bring a plethora of Spring colours and smells into your home by crafting a beautiful handtied Spring bouquet.

Equipment

  • 15 flowers stems
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Ribbon

Method

  1. Choose your stems. We recommend picking up to 15 across a variety of different spring flowers, with an assortment of shapes and sizes. This will enable you to create a layered mixture, rich with colour and scent. Read our breakdown of the best Spring flowers to use but daffodil, ranunculus, hyacinth and iris are always good options
  2. Remove all foliage from below the water line
  3. Lightly holding the stems two-thirds of the way down, begin arranging your flowers by spiralling the stems to form a rounded shape. Using a spiralling formation will give the bouquet a full appearance when displayed in the vase
  4. Once your arrangement is complete, cut each stem to the same length to allow them an equal share of the water. Make sure to cut the stems at an angle. If the stem is flush, it will sit flat at the bottom of the vase and won't be able to drink water
  5. Loop string around the bouquet a few times and tie securely.
  6. Decorate the bouquet with a ribbon

Check out the other films in our Spring Senses series, Touch and Taste.

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