If we're talking flowers, the conversation isn't complete without a mention of tulips. These MVPs are some of our favorites to use in arrangements! They add a graceful, arching gesture to the side of arrangements, a hint of structure and texture wen grouped with some more blossom heavy blooms and they grow in just about every color of the rainbow. We can't get enough of 'em, so much so that we even like them all by themselves! Enter this DIY! Walk the walk AND talk the tulip talk with thirty stems of some of our fave, softly-colored double tulips. Follow our top tips below to get designing like a Farmgirl pro!
First step, unwrap all the elements of your box and then fill your vase 3/4 of the way full with cool tap water. While filling your vase, also dissolve the contents of the flower food packet into the water. Tulips like a big drink of water, so don't be shy here!
Next, get arranging! You're the designer here - so feel free to create as much (or as little) shape as you'd like! The only firm rule tis to give the stems a quick trim (a 1/2" snip will do!) before you place them in the vase.
To create a staggered effect like we did, gently grasp a small bundle of 4-5 tulips in your hand. Pretending your hand is the vase, arrange the tulips to your desired height and fullness so that your bundle of tulips will be one section of the final arrangement. We like to stagger the stems so the heads fan out - rather than clump at the same height. Staggering the stems will give your arrangement more of a casual feel. We like to say, sisters not twins when it comes to height!
When your mini bundle feels staggered and splayed enough, grab your scissors and cut the stems below your fist. Place the stems into your vase. We like to start by placing our mini bundles on both sides and then filling in the middle. Remember, you're the designer here! Rearrange and give stems an extra trim as you see fit!
Pro-Tip: The blooms will open up a lot in the coming days, give your design a little extra space now, so they aren't too crowded in the days to come!
Parting Words: Frequent water changes and avoiding super-bright and hot spots in your home will ensure you enjoy these beauties for days on end! Wish your tulips were a little taller? Not to worry, tulips are one of the few flowers that will continue to grow once cut (up to 1"!). Enjoy the added height or give them a daily trim to keep your desired shape.