Roses are the world’s favorite way to say “I love you.”

And they’re not just for Valentine’s Day. They’re the perfect unisex gift to remind your significant other, bestie, or family member how special they are.

But since buying a gorgeous flower arrangement can be expensive, why not learn how to arrange flowers yourself?

This guide will teach you how to transform a few roses into a beautiful gift.

Choose Your Flowers

Choose Your Flowers

First, choose the kind of roses you will use. Whether you grow them yourself or purchase them, you’ll need at least eight to ten roses for a medium-sized arrangement.

Don’t forget to purchase filler flowers as well, like baby’s breath and ferns. These plants fill in the gaps between the roses for a gorgeously full bouquet.

Rose Colors

Did you know that flowers have a language of their own?

Every rose color means something different. Here are the most important meanings associated with each color:

  • Red: romantic love
  • Yellow: friendship
  • Peach: appreciation, non-romantic love
  • Pink: new love
  • White: condolences and remembrance

Red roses are iconic, but they’re not always the most appropriate choice. Make sure you choose the right rose for the occasion.

Celebrating your friendiversary? Pick a yellow bouquet. On the other hand, white or ivory roses are the perfect choice for honoring the memory of a loved one.

Choose Your Vase

To make your flower arrangement pop, choose a vase that has a narrow body but opens up to a wider neck. The narrow vase will keep your roses in place, while a wider top gives the flowers more room to be visible.

Floral Foam

If you want your design to be more unique, you can eschew the traditional vase and use a floral foam instead.

Pick a floral foam in the shape you want. Next, find a creative container to present your floral arrangement. A square floral foam looks great in a wicker basket, while a circular foam can work in a beautiful ceramic bowl.

But, don’t get too stuck in conventional shape ideas. Check out Dose of Roses for inspiration: they create long-lasting rose arrangements in shapes like teddy bears and romantic hearts.

Snip and Arrange

Snip and Arrange

Cut your flowers to stand several inches above your vase, leaving the largest blooms with the longest stems. (These big flowers will go in the middle of your arrangement.) Be sure to cut the stems at a 90-degree angle so that they absorb water well.

Finally, start assembling the arrangement. Start by inserting the largest blooms (with the tallest in the middle to give your arrangement a rounded shape).

Then, fill in the gaps with your filler flowers and smaller blossoms.

Add a finishing touch, like tying a ribbon around the vase or adding a handmade card. Your arrangement is ready to wow your special someone!

Arranging Flowers Made Simple

Roses are the perfect gift for every special occasion, and they don’t have to break the bank. With this guide, you’ll be able to create a dazzling arrangement of flowers on your own.

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