Oh, that little ol' centerpiece? Yeah, you made that.
If you're transporting a bundle of flowers a long distance, the easiest way to keep them looking perky is to water them en route. Here, a damp paper towel wrapped in plastic wrap and tucked inside brown paper wrapping will keep 'em looking healthy.
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If the mouth of the bowl you want to place your powers in is quite wide, use a little clear tape to create a grid. This way individual flowers can stand tall in the middle, instead of sinking into the sides.
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Cut the top of a circular plastic dollar-store basket off so that the first row of squares remain. This makes a great (and cheap!) base for a round wreath. Then line up your branches and flowers around the inside.
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Help disguise lackluster stems that look bare in tallvases by lining the interior with slices of lemons. Concealing the stems makes the arrangement looks fuller and more beautiful.
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Nothing is worse than puny looking roses — but you can use this three-step trick to give them some life. Just remove the damaged petals, use your thumb to unfurl the remaining petals, and gently arrange them into a fuller shape.
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Warning: This treat isn't edible — but it is really fun to look at, right? The next time you're invited to a party that requests no presents, bring this stunner. Two blocks of foam cut into a circle act as the base, and cheerful flowers are the "icing" on top.
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Cut the stems of your flowers so only 2 inches of stalk is left, then poke those pieces into a styrofoam center to create a flower ball with real flowers. You'll need more flowers than you think, so stock up.
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Here a faux peony and hydrangea wreath from IKEA gets attached to the rim of a vase, while chicken wire on the opening of the bowl provides slots for fresh flowers. This makes a centerpiece with only a handful of fresh flowers appear as if it's overflowing.
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Since these flowers have hallow stems, air bubbles in the water can actually block the water from getting to the bloom. If you notice your flowers are drooping, poke a hole in the stem just below the head with a needle or safety pin. This will allow air bubbles to escape, and your tulips to perk up.
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The trick to this inventive door decor is hiding inside — each tulip stem is in it own individual test tube filled with water, so they stay lively longer.
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Dunk your flowers in paraffin wax to keep your blooming buds all year long — just make sure your wax doesn't get hotter than 150 degrees or you will cook your flowers.
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These voluminous buds really, really love water. So when you start to notice your flowers wilting, just let them dunk them in water until they revive themselves — it's seriously that easy.
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