Roses have never been one of my favorite flowers to arrange. They look pretty when they arrive but then you try to put them in a vase and they end up looking all stiff and weird. But then I figured out how to arrange them properly, and they quickly became one of my favorites. So I partnered with The Bouqs Company to share some tips on how to arrange your Valentine’s Day roses (or your I’m Sorry roses, Get Well roses, Congrats roses, or Just Because roses).
There are a few keys to a perfectly arranged bouquet of roses. First, you need a bouquet of fresh roses. The thing I love about The Bouqs Company is that the flowers are so fresh. They ship straight from the farm to your door. I received my bouq on a Tuesday and am writing this on a Friday of the next week (11 days later), and they are still blooming beautifully on my mantle.
Secondly, you need a pretty vase or container (or a couple) to put your flowers in. I have a few go-to containers that I like to use depending on if the bouquet is large or small. Think outside the box. Some of my favorite containers are a big Oh Joy for Target pitcher (pictured), a Kate Spade crystal vase I got as a wedding gift, a vintage aluminum water pitcher, and various smaller milk jars, vintage bottles and masons, and brass vases I’ve collected over the years. You can put a bouquet of flowers in one big container or grouped in a few smaller containers. Once you have your bouquet and container, you’re ready to arrange.
How to arrange fresh-cut roses so they’ll actually look pretty:
- First remove all of the leaves. You can leave the top leaves if you want, it’s a personal preference (I like them all to go). But don’t let any leaves remain that will reach the water.
- Trim your stems. One of the biggest mistakes made when arranging roses is leaving the stems too long. But when you leave the stems too long, the arrangement looks like this:
And that is ugly and sad. But if you just trim the stems…
You get this.
- After you trim your stems, start bunching the roses into the container. The roses actually support each other when grouped close together, helping them to stay prettier longer.
- Keep adding to the bunch, moving the roses around and trimming shorter when necessary.
Don’t they look so pretty? And I love the vibrant shade of hot pink of the bouquet I got (it’s called Killer, and it lives up to its name). If you are looking for a great source for sending flowers this Valentine’s Day (or for any occasion) The Bouqs Company is a great choice. You can send bouquets regularly with a subscription or just send a one-time bouquet if you prefer. You can also set up calendars and reminders so you never forget an occasion (husbands and boyfriends, this one is for you!) And $40 flat covers the bouquet and the shipping, which is a really great price especially given how fresh the flowers are. Plus, with your first purchase of a regular bouquet at full price, you can send a second bouquet for free – perfect for doubling that Valentine’s Day bouquet.
So now you’ll know how to arrange your Valentine’s Day roses this year!
*This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company, but the opinions are mine. Sponsored posts and ads enable me to create more quality content for you. Thanks for supporting Oh Lovely Day! xx
PS- if you’re looking for the sources to anything else on my mantle, you can probably find it here in my Living Room Tour.