Are the flowers you bought just not looking like beautiful arrangement you had hoped for? Maybe even, a little sad?

I discovered some simple tricks to have store bought flowers look more like professional arrangements. Considering I've never arranged flower, I was impressed with the results. You can try these tips out at home and still visit the florist - they are artists after all!

To get started choose the right vase for the amount of flowers you have. Create a grid using flower tape, which can be found for $2 at a craft store.

Start in the middle and work your way out , to work on creating a wide grid With the grid created, its time to fill it in with flowers.

Now this part is fun , but it takes a few tries. To get the flowers the length that looks best, trim them with a diagonal cut.

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