How To Arrange Tulips in a Vase
Let’s have some fun today with one of my favorite flowers. Today I’m sharing all my best tips and tricks on how to arrange tulips in a vase for a simple flower arrangement you will enjoy for a long time!
Sometimes the simplest things in life that can be so beautiful – just like a gorgeous vase full of tulip stems. So today, I want to share with you an easy step by step tutorial that will show you how to create beautiful tulip arrangements with affordable grocery store flowers. I promise you – this tutorial is virtually effortless!
I’m also going to share the best places to shop for tulips, as well as easy tips and tricks for choosing them, so you can design a lovely floral arrangement easily and enjoy your tulips for more than just a couple of days!
As always, you can use the helpful table of contents below to jump around the post:
I found that right now the stores have an excess of tulips available. And often you can find some great deals! Just this week, our local grocery store had a 20 bunch of tulips for only $8.99!
So I took advantage because our home needed a little pop of green and some fresh, spring flower vibes.
Does your home need a little freshening up? Well then, go find a clean vase and let’s put it to use arranging some lovely tulips!
How To Arrange Tulips
One of the reasons why I love to arrange tulips is because they are fool-proof. Yes – you read that right!
When it comes to learning how to arrange tulips, you really don’t need to mess with them at all! Fresh-cut tulips will adjust and move in the vase based on the amount of light in your home. It’s almost like they arrange themselves as they settle in. And I think fresh flowers look their very best when you just allow them to move on their own!
So here is what I recommend, just let them do their thing! Tulips are beautiful at every stage of their life, even as they start to drop their petals.
Where To Buy Tulips
How To Choose Your Vase
When it comes to choosing a vase for tulips, most vases will work just fine. When I’m creating flower arrangements, I like to work with smaller openings. But since tulips have thicker leaves, you can definitely use a wider opening as well.
I’ve found the best tulip vase is one that has a wide enough opening to allow for the bigger foliage but deep enough to offer the tulips good support. A simple, glass vase like the one pictured above works well.
Or, often times, a simple white pitcher is a great option for supplying both of these needs!
How To Create A Tulip Arrangement
- Choose the freshest tulips you can find. Look for tulips that have flower heads mostly closed with opaque edges.
- Remove tulips from packaging and discard.
- Rinse tulip stems with cold water to remove any dirt that is trapped in the leaves.
- Next, remove any excess leaves from your stems.
- Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut at least 1 inch off the bottom of the stem at a 45-degree angle. (The length of the tulip sticking out of the vase should be about 3/4ths as tall as the vase.) Don’t cut too short the first time. If necessary, you can trim again.
- Fill a vase with fresh cold water and drop in an ice cube.
- Place fresh cut tulips into prepared vase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where To Buy The Best Vases and Fresh Tulips
And as promised, here are some great vases and beautiful flowers to shop! Just click on the image for more information:
Vases and Cut Flowers
I hope you found my tulip arranging tips helpful and you discovered some new tips and tricks. If you have a few to add, be sure to share those in the comments below!
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