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Contrary to popular beliefs, you do not have to be a professional florist to put together an amazing and attractive flower arrangement. Did you know that you can get your home spring-ready with a bright floral arrangement in less than 30 minutes? That’s right, there is really no need for you to spend hours putting flowers together for your table.

Here’s a quick guide for creating the best floral arrangements in your home:

Find Everything You Need

Before you can start you need to make sure you have all the materials you’ll need. These include a base, flowers, of course, an oasis or wire. Then for decoration, you should think along the lines of ribbon, decorative butterflies and other embellishments. You’ll also need flower tape and scissors. But, the key to your arrangement will be the flowers and you need to make sure that you select a variety thereof. You need to look for different textures and colours which complement each other. When choosing flowers for your flower arrangement always keep it simple; try to find many different flowers at varying blooming stages.

Time For Prep

Once you have all of the materials, you’ll need to pick you vase. The vase will lead what your finished product will look like. Remember tall vases will give the illusion of stiffness while short vases may mean you flowers look as though they’re falling out of the vessel. Always try to pick a vase which is medium in size but can hold all your chosen flowers.

Assembly Time

The key to assembling your flowers is to let nature do all the work for you; in the same way, you would lay out your garden. Place your wire or oasis in the chosen vase or decorative container. Always start with your hardest materials first. These will frame your arrangement. Next, add your leafy greens. Now, place in your foundation flowers. These are flowers with larger bottoms. After this, you’ll want to start adding in your focal flowers. This would be any flower with a large bloom. Lastly, you need to add your floating flowers. These add body and texture to the arrangement.

Competition Time

If you love flowers and flower arranging then we have just the competition for you. Celebrate the arrival of Spring and the warmer weather by taking part in the first-ever Karaglen SuperSpar Flower Competition. We’re calling on all the creatives, the flower lovers and the blossoming arrangement enthusiasts to join us this weekend for an unforgettable competition.

The event promises to be fun for the whole family. That’s right, get the little ones involved and let their creative juices flow, all for a great cause. We have chosen the Edenvale Care Centre Hospice to be the beneficiary for this fantastic floral competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, 7 September from 9 am to 11 am.

Check out these awesome flower arranging ideas to give you a little inspiration for the competition.