Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

by Monday, June 27, 2016

4th of July is just around the corner. Proud Americans are celebrating independence and commemoration to all those who served. To show your patriotic spirit this coming holiday, display a red, white, and blue flower arrangement… But wait! How do we do this? Just read on to find out how.

Fourth of July Flower Arrangement Cover Photo | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Show Off Your Patriotic Spirit with Flowers This Fourth of July

The fourth of July is often filled with cookouts, parades, fireworks, and impromptu baseball games. More often, people get excited with the series of activities held on this holiday. If you prefer to show off your patriotic spirit with flowers, create a warm and cozy environment with this flower arrangement shaped like a flag.

In order to celebrate the fourth of July, let’s make it a fun way through this flower arrangement that looks like the flag of America. Luckily, Pottery Barn expert Nico De Swert will share us how to make the American flag  flower arrangement. Check below for the tutorial.

 

You’ll need:

 

Instructions:

Step 1. Line the Crate

Line the Crate | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Line the crate with a plastic liner or a heavy duty garbage bag. Place it into your container.

 

Step 2. Soak the Floral Foam

Soak the Floral Foam | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Before you fill up the crates with the floral foam, soak the foam on top of the water and let it submerge by itself. Don’t push it under because that’s going to create air pockets, and you don’t like that.

 

Step 3. Cut the Floral Foam

Cut the Floral Foam | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Once the floral foam is completely submerged and stop bubbling, it’s ready to be cut. Cut it to size using a kitchen knife.

 

Step 4. Place the Foam into the Crate

Place the Foam into the Crate | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Place the floral foams into the container. Then cut also the rest of the plastic.

 

Step 5. Arrange the Blue Carnation

Arrange the Blue Carnation | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

Start arranging with the blue carnation on the top corner. Put all the flowers together, really  tight, so the arrangement is kind of a compact texture.

Tip: Carnation flowers are mostly advisable on this kind of arrangements since they’re easy to get hard and affordable. Here, you have red and white, the blue is very hard to find so you can just create it yourself. How? You can either use blue floral spray or put food coloring into your water and after an hour the white flower will turn into a blue flower.

 

Step 6. Arrange the Thirteen Red and White Stripes

Arrange the Thirteen Red and White Stripes | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

The three containers are going to get the thirteen red and white stripes. Same as step 5, put all the flowers together in a compact arrangement.

 

Step 7. Place the Fifty Stars

Place the Fifty Stars | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

After arranging the flowers, the only thing left to do is to create the fifty stars. Cut star shapes using white plain cards, poke it in the middle using your pin, then stick it on the blue flowers.

 

Voila!

Fourth of July Flower Arrangement | Tutorial | How to Make the Perfect 4th of July Flower Arrangement

And you’re done! Now you’re ready to celebrate the fourth of July with this beautiful American flag-inspired flower arrangement.

 

You can also watch the full video tutorial here:


Fourth of July is one of the most awaited holidays in America. Most floral designers are already active creating patriotic flower centerpiece and bouquets. Whether you’re offering flowers to all the brave who lost their lives or just want one for a fresh and colorful display, this flower arrangement is a surefire display that will add a wow factor to your party.

 

Want to know more about flowers? Click here.

 

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