Daily Delight {Easy Flower Arranging Tips from a Novice}

I have been working really hard behind the scenes here to get a little video series up and running on the blog!  It will be called Daily Delight, and each of the videos will be inspired by small things that bring delight to my day.  Like the blog, topics will range from home decor to fab finds to simply having fun with the littles.

I’m kicking off Daily Delight with a how-to on arranging flowers.  This is something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time, but it seemed a daunting task.  And while talking on a video camera is not my favorite thing in the world, it sure does make the explanation easier.

Here are a few tips from a novice to go along with the video:

  • Consider using just one color or shade of flowers until you get comfortable.
  • Choose three different things for each arrangement: 1. a large statement flower (hydrangea, rose, daisy, etc.) 2. a smaller accent flower 3. greenery (I love the eucalyptous bunch at Trader Joes).
  • Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Costco all have great variety at good prices.
  • Work with a small container and do multiple arrangements rather than one large one.
  • Change the water every 1-2 days.

Here’s a peek at the arrangement I made on the video.  (And a peek at the powder room to boot!!)

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And that’s it!  I truly hope that you enjoyed my first go at a video blog (known as vlog in blog-land).  Look for more every few weeks and please let me know if there are any topics that you’d like me to cover!!

Daily Delight Video Series

Quick Tip for Roses  |  How to Revive a Wilted Hydrangea


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33 thoughts on “Daily Delight {Easy Flower Arranging Tips from a Novice}

  1. I DID enjoy your video – and now I’m inspired to give flower arranging a go. TJs is now on my list of stops while in Athens today!

    Can’t wait to see the next delightful video! xo

  2. Love it Amanda!!! Great job and a treat to hear that southern accent! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. I think I can do this!! I loved hearing and seeing the step by step instructions. Much easier than reading….

  4. I loved this Amanda, great job and very helpful!! An absolute delight & I can’t wait to see more!
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Loved your Daily Delight video! The photos are always great, and now you brought it to a new dimension – very helpful as I tend to learn from example, and appreciate the detail. Have enjoyed reading your blog over the years. Your home is gorgeous, and I love reading about all of the adventures!

  6. So delightful and helpful:). Despite a few other comments, I was surprised that you did not have a southern accent!
    I have found ideas for my ‘room mother’ daughters and grandchildren on your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great video! Would love to see a video related to travel…how you plan and pack for your fun adventures. Looking forward to more daily delights!

  8. Video series is a great addition to your blog! One more reason to look forward to reading it every day! And the flowers look great, too!

  9. Loved it! I haven’t bought fresh flowers in awhile, and, you’ve inspired me. Looking forward to more cute videos. :)

  10. I can always see your videos you post from your go pro, but on an I phone I can never get the video blogs to work. Are you able to fix?

    1. Anna – I was having the same problem on my iphone. If I turn the screen to view in landscape view it works fine! I hope that helps :-)

  11. Thank you for this wonderful video. I have a luncheon to attend this weekend and I am in charge of the flowers. This gives me the courage to try arranging them myself!

  12. Used this helpful tip last night, and my hydrangeas have been revitalized! I told my sister about this trick too, and hers look brand-new this morning, as well. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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