Are you throwing an exciting Fourth of July party at home or heading out to attend one? As with any special occasion, fresh floral arrangements are undeniably the best way to go when it comes to festive party decorations or a fancy hostess gift. It’s hard to go ever go wrong with flowers, especially tasteful floral designs, which you can achieve on your own.
This Fourth of July is just as good as any other annual holiday to use as a valid excuse to channel your inner Martha Stewart and pull off an awesome DIY. Celebrate U.S. Independence creatively with this pretty, patriotic floral centerpiece or a hand bouquet to give out to friends and family.
What You’ll Need
- Fresh flowers of your choice in red, white, and blue
- Assorted fillers and foliage
- A clear cylindrical glass vase or white ceramic vase
- Floral foam (optional)
- A miniature flag of the United States
What’s Your Style?
The best thing about DIY projects is that you’re the boss and you set your own rules. Whatever your style may be, your options are limitless with flowers. For this specific project, you can create a Fourth of July flower arrangement in two different ways.
If you want to go clean and chic, go for a monofloral or mono-botanical design in one color of choice. You can stick with a single flower type or color scheme, and without a doubt, it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous. Go with an all-red, all-blue, or all-white flower arrangement made of roses, hydrangeas, tulips, or peonies, phalaenopsis orchids. These beautiful blooms have big flower heads that can cover a lot of space, which makes them, ideal for this type of flower arrangement. Set in a clear cylindrical glass vase and add a miniature flag of the United States to keep within the theme.
On the contrary, you can also be bold and brave and use all of the U.S. flag’s color in one vibrant flower arrangement. Mix your focal blooms, which are usually the bigger and more expensive flowers, with filler flowers for texture and balance. Complement your vivacious floral arrangement with a simple yet elegant white vase.
Expert Flower Arrangement TipsAre you a florist by heart? Here are some tips to make your creations look as if they’ve been done by a pro.
- Prep the flowers first by snipping off the ends of the stems diagonally using clean, sharp shears and under running water. The fresh-cut will allow the flowers to absorb water fast.
- Cut out dried, brown leaves or all leaves that will touch the water.
- To keep flowers from falling off or slanting, you can use floral foam to create a simple grid on top of your container using clear floral tape.
- Soak the floral foam before using it. Water every two days.
- Arrange flowers as you please into the grid, with bigger or focal flowers going in first at an angle, followed by your fillers and accents.
- For a DIY rose twist bouquet, put stems across each other until they are overlapping and all the flowers are in.
Also read: How to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer
This is super easy and only takes minutes to make. Try it today!