Valentine’s or Galentine’s, we love celebrating love! This gloriously romantic, heart shaped floral centerpiece tutorial is super duper easy, and if flowers are your jam, this is the DIY project for you.
The larger the flower head, the less stems you’ll need to use. Don’t be put off if flower arranging makes your head spin – the heart shaped container makes the shape easy to follow, and you’ll be chuffed with the finished result.
What You Will Need:
- Your choice of flowers – scented is always a winner, and open, disc shaped blooms work best. I used two bunches of garden roses, and three dahlias
- A heart shaped container – small or large, as long as it’s water proof you can use it! This baking tin works a treat!
- Chicken wire, flower and wire snips
Step 1. Using the wire snips, fit the chicken wire into your chosen container. Ideally, the wire should be squashed in so it’s firm and not moving, with enough spaces to hold the stems. If you need to use tape to secure it, strap that over the top of the container now. Fill the container with water. It’s best to do this arrangement in situ.
Step 2. Cut the stems short, but make sure they will reach the water. Begin with the largest blooms towards the centre of the container, moving outwards as you go. Keep the flowers a uniform height, or add in some higher stems towards the end. Ensure each stem is firmly held in the wire, and reaching the water. Make sure the heart shape is followed as closely as possible.
Step 3. Check the shape of the heart, and rearrange if necessary. Top up with water, then behold your marvellous talent at crafting a gorgeous, heart shaped floral centerpiece, ideal for your Valentine’s party or any love themed celebration!
About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!