I found the absolute cutest white picket fence vase/ container/ box thingy during my thrift store adventure last month when I found those adorable mini shutters. For only $2, it was a steal for a well-constructed wooden container. Of course, I knew immediately I was going to make a Spring Picket Fence Floral Arrangement with it. How could I not? What’s really awesome is that I have tubs and tubs of gorgeous faux flowers leftover from that Bohemian-themed wedding Aleisha and I designed last year, as well as some of that green floral foam on hand. So, in the end, this entire arrangement only cost me that initial $2. Not too shabby!
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Spring Picket Fence Floral Arrangement Materials
Spring Picket Fence Floral Arrangement Steps
Okay, I will be the first to admit I’m no professional flower arranger, but I’ve watched Martha do it so many times I feel like I can usually fake it until I make it. I knew I didn’t want it to look too dome-like, or like a perfect ball of flowers. I wanted it to look more like I had gathered all of those pretty roses in a bunch and then stuck them in the container. I feel like the taller, smaller flowers placed randomly also helped keep it from looking too sculpted.
1: Fill the bottom of your picket fence container with floral foam. I had this block of smaller blocks from Dollar Tree and they work perfectly for cutting to fit the last few spaces tightly. It’s important to get a tight fit with the foam so the flowers don’t slide around or fall out from their weight.
2: Push all of the leaves and greenery to the top of all the flower stems.
3: Start with your tallest, center flower and hold it next to the container to get an idea of where you want to cut the stem. I bent the stems to mark where to cut then I snipped it with the wire cutters.
4: Now poke it straight up into the foam.
5: For the next few flowers (I used four), trim them slightly shorter than the first one and then poke them in around the center flower, at an angle. I tried to make sure I couldn’t see any gaps between those layers.
6: With the last few flowers ( I used three), trim them slightly shorter than the previous flowers and stick them into the foam at a more pronounced angle. You’ll want to make sure you can’t see any big gaps between the flowers.
7: Now trim some smaller flowers with a longer stem and poke them in “randomly” so the compliment the other flowers.
That’s it! I feel like I made a huge score when I found this cute piece at the thrift store and I’m pleased with how my Spring Picket Fence Floral Arrangement turned out. I even got a “where did you buy that” from my husband, lol. Of course, he’s thrilled any time I can make decor items on a dime and especially so when I can use supplies from my
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Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!