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How to arrange one flower in a vase: with stem

Premise

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

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem. You will need.

  1. A glass cup
  2. One flower

Practice

Prepare stems

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

3 How to, How to arrange one flower in a vase with stem.

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.

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Payoff

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.

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Follow this idea, you are able to hold a flower straightly in a narrow neck vase.

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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.

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Tips

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.

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