If there were such a thing as the selfie olympics, any medal hopefuls would know golden hour is where you’d win, well, the gold. The softer light is Mother Nature’s filter that automatically tames flyaways and banishes undereye circles. This equally sunny DIY, dreamt up by our amazing design team, is meant to make you look just as good! We’ve sent you some of our fave helios roses and a sweet, ceramic vase along with our top tips and tricks that will get you designing like a pro in no time. Glow on and get started!
Tools You’ll Need
We’ve shipped you everything you need for this DIY: the helios roses, a few greens, a vase and flower food.All you’ll need is a sharp pair of scissors, shears (or even a sharp kitchen knife) and some water!
- First unwrap all of the elements in your box. Discard all packing materials but keep the paper the flowers 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!
- Fill your vase ¾ of the way with cool tap water. Roses like a big drink of water so don’t be shy here! Don’t forget to dissolve the contents of your flower food packet into the water before moving on to the next step.
- Time to get 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 ½” will do!) before you place them in the vase.
- To create a staggered effect like we did, gently grasp the bundle of roses in your hand. Pretending your hand is the vase, arrange to your desired height and fullness. We like to gently rotate the stems around so the heads fan out in all directions. This gives your arrangement a more casual feel. Mix it up height wise with roses - remember, sisters not twins when it comes to height! Add in the greens to the sides and anywhere you need a pop of texture. Pro tip! - We recommend taking off all the leaves that will be in the water - this helps cut down on bacteria that grows in the water.
- Place your stems into your vase. Rearrange and give any stems an extra trim as you see fit. Remember - you are the designer! Once you’re done, discard the paper and any trimmings. Move your arrangement to your favorite space and enjoy!
Parting Words: Frequent water changes and keeping your blooms away from hot spots will ensure you enjoy these beauties for days on end!