5 Flower Arranging Tips
1. Think Outside the Vase
Who says your gorgeous arrangement should be limited to a vase? Get creative and try placing your flowers in a mason jar, ceramic bowl or even a teacup!
To make your life easier, place clear cellophane tape in a grid, across the top of your bowl, vase or jar. This is especially important if you’re working with a wide-mouthed bowl or vase because the flowers will have a tendency to fall over otherwise.
3. Snip Your Stems
To keep your flowers healthy, snip the bottom of each stem at a 45-degree angle before placing it in your vase. This step allows the flowers to absorb the most water possible. And, if you really want to make your arrangement last, cut the stems every few days.
4. Play with Texture
Uniform arrangements of one type of flower make a lovely and bold statement, but if you’re mixing multiple types, bring in a variety of textures to give it more dimension and interest. Try bunching dense flowers with pops of airier sprigs sprinkled throughout, like the arrangement above.
5. Consider Placement
To help your gorgeous arrangement last longer, keep it off televisions, appliances or heating or cooling units, which give off heat and wilt flowers. The ideal spot for your arrangement is somewhere out of direct sunlight and away from hot or cold drafts.
When in doubt think simple and classic and just have fun with it!
Have you tried your hand at flower arranging?
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DIY Dip Dyed Ponytail Using Semi Permanent Dye. Photos: Kristin Ess + Lauren Conrad, post designed by Eunice Chun. Tutorial by The Beauty Department here, done on Lauren Conrad. The instructions are for people with lighter colored hair ie NOT brunettes. Post on Guide to Dying dark or Asian hair here. As written in their post:
Beware that this color is not permanent but will definitely stay in light hair for a long time, brunettes for less time. The lighter your hair, the more vibrant. If you’re a brunette or redhead, you would have to have your hairstylist lighten the tips prior to dip dying your ponytail.