Create Your Sunny Sunflower Bouquet

by Reba Berge, Tastemaker in Residence

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How to Arrange your Sunny Sunflower Bouquet

Step 1: Gather your Materials

  1. Hard-goods: garden shears or knife, flower preservative, water, vase, raffia

  2. Focal Flowers: 3 Sunflowers

  3. Secondary Flowers: 2 Purple Millet

  4. Foliage: 1 spiral eucalyptus

Step 2: Remove any lower leaves to create clean stems

Step 3: Fill your vase 3/4 full of water, mixing in the flower preservative until fully dissolved.

Step 4: Start by inserting your foliage by crisscrossing each stem. Cut each lateral of the eucalyptus to create an individual stem. You will have approximately 3 stems. Be sure to cut each stem at a diagonal before inserting it into the vase.

Step 5: Add in your focal flowers, starting with the tallest and smallest sunflower. As a rule of thumb, the tallest sunflower should be inserted 1.5 x’s the height of your vase.

Step 6: Add in the finishing touch by tying a simple raffia bow around the neck of the vase.