How to Arrange a Bouquet of Flowers from Your Garden

At our big family events growing up, my mama would put me in charge of the flower arrangements.

She said I had the magic touch when it came to arranging a bouquet of flowers in a vase, so that was always my job. Once I used her crystal punch bowl filled with cranberries and fall flowers for our Thanksgiving centerpiece and I thought she was going to cry, she loved it so much. I wish I had a picture of that bouquet, but it was way before the invention of social media when every little detail of every day got documented.

No Magic Required

The fact is, I don’t feel like there’s anything magic about arranging flowers at all. It’s a pretty straightforward process of creating a big ball of blooms and then adding a few different levels of texture and color around the outside to make it pretty.

Since I feel like this is something anyone can do with a bit of direction, I decided to walk you guys through a step-by-step of exactly how I create a bouquet of flowers. For parties or just everyday entertaining, you can save yourself some money and DIY this fun job.

Blogger bonus points if you grow the flowers yourself.

Periwinkle Hydrangea and white rose bouquet in a copper pitcher

Step-by-Step Flower Arranging Tutorial

I created this video to show you guys exactly how I make my own floral arrangements using cuttings from my garden. Yesterday you saw How to Plant a Cutting Garden so that you can have plenty of flowers on hand to make arrangements like this all year round.

Now it’s time to turn those blooms into a bouquet for a kitchen table centerpiece, straight from garden to table. Here’s my simple step-by-step tutorial to show you exactly how I do it:

How easy is that? You can totally do this! Just be sure there are no bugs hiding in there before your guests arrive.

Because nobody wants a Japanese beetle in their beef bourguignon.

You got this, kids!

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How to create a bouquet of flowers from your garden

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  1. The colors in your arrangement are gorgeous and I love the rubber band trick! I definitely need to plant a butterfly bush!

    • I planted mine in the 4′ wide garden bed between my house and sidewalk and it is taking over my sidewalk! I will have to relocate mine in the fall since he got SO huge so fast. He’s only 1 year old!

  2. Wow, amazing. Thanks for the tips.


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