Even if the weather in your neck of the woods is more wintry than warm, the arrival of daffodils is always a telltale sign of sunshine in the near future. Bring some beams into your house with our DIY arrangement featuring a few of our favorite varieties of these blooms! We've shipped these daffodils to you in bud form to ensure they'll get to you in time to live their best bloomin' life. Follow the steps below to get arranging like a Farmgirl in one of our fave ceramic vases, then reward all your hard work with delish Robin's Egg Caramels from Sugarfina - yum! Spring has officially sprung!
Tools You'll Need: we've shipped your the daffodils, vase and flower food for this DIY. All you'll need is a sharp pair of scissors or gardening shears and some water!
- First, unwrap all of the elements in your box. Discard all materials but keep the paper the daffodils arrived in - we like to save this to cover our workspace. It will catch all of the trimmings as you work and makes clean up a snap!
- Pour the flower food pack into your vase and then add cool tap water. Half way full will be just fine.
- Next up - arranging! You're the designer here - you can create as much (or as little) shape as you'd like! The only firm rule here is to give the stems a quick trim (a 1/2" will do!) before you place them in the vase.
- To create a staggered effect like we did, start arranging from the outside and work your way in. Measure each flower against the height of your vase before cutting, keeping the outside stems on the taller side for fullness. We also like to mix it up height wise- these ladies should be sisters, not twins! Pro Tip: criss-cross the stems inside the vase to create a support structure for the inner part of the arrangement.
- As you work your way into the center, cut your daffodils shorter and continue to stagger the heights. To really nail that Farmgirl look, we like to keep one side a little fuller than the other - asymmetry is your friend here! We like how this keeps the overall look feeling more fresh picked than formal.
- Last looks! Make any last trims or rearrange stems as you see fit! Once you're done, discard the paper and any trimmings.
- To get your daffodils blossoming quickly, move them to a spot in your space with a lot of indirect sunlight. These blooms like light, but not heat (like us all, huh?)
Parting Words: Excellent water changes, stem trims and keeping your blooms away from hot spots will ensure you enjoy these beauties for days on end!