This is something you can do with flower stems to help a flower stay in the center of a glass or a vase. Also showing you how to use a stem to hold a flower straight in a narrow neck vase.
YOU WILL NEED
- A glass cup
- One flower
For this lesson, it will be good to have a flower with a long stem, as we need to use the stem to stable the flower inside the glass. Firstly use the flower stem to measure the glass diameter. It’s better to have a narrow and tall glass. If the glass you are using has a small diameter, measure the level around there. Please mark the position on the glass that you measured the stem with.
Secondly, cut three stems to the correct lengths. You will have different thickness stems. As most of the stems come with leaves, please remove the leaves.
If some stem ends are looking soft, trim them with an angle. Make a diagonal sharp cut. After that, we compare the three stems. Thinner and shorter stems should be placed first and closer to the bottom of the glass. The other way around for the thicker and longer ones.
Place stems into glass
Leave enough length on the stem of main flower with some leaves. We insert the flower into the glass, let it stay in the center. Get the shortest and thinnest stem to place horizontally on top of one of the leaves inside glass.
Right now, we are able to add the second stem into the glass horizontally. Make it cross the first stem about 30 degrees angle to the top view. The first and second stems should look horizontally at the side view.
Finally, we are able to place the last stem horizontally into the glass. It should be the thickest and longest one to stick well inside the glass. See tips to tell you why you should to leave the thickest and longest stem at the top.
In consequence, you should get those three stems balanced across each other from the top view. The main flower should go through the center of those three stems.
At the end, you just need to add some water for the flower. Once you have stabilized the stems into the glass, don’t move them too much, as it will make them soft at the end. Therefore the stems won’t stick well.
Follow this idea, you are able to hold a flower straightly in a narrow neck vase.
If you have a narrow neck vase as in the picture, and you would like to hold a flower straight up, you just need to get a thick stem and stick it between the stem and the neck of vase.
The reason we placed the thickest and longest stem at top, is because when we add water into the glass, the thinner and short one will float up. If the thickest one is at the top, it will stick well, and those three stems should stay.