Here you see the flowers, my pruners, a pitcher of water, floral foam, and two containers to use for my arrangements. In this tutorial I will be using the milk glass bowl.
First cut and place foam in your container. Next pour the water over your foam and fill your container. The floral foam will soak up a lot of water and this is what you want. Your flowers will stay fresh. This is also where I cute the package of flower food that came with purchase and sprinkle in the water.
While the water soaks in, I begin cutting my stems with a angle tip. Cutting with a angle tip allows the flowers to drink in more water. The length you cut your stem is determined by the height you want your flowers above the rim of your container. You will want to cut them long enough to fill in with other flowers. You will see my length in photos below.
I start with my favorite flower in the middle of the top. Then I place a few other favorites on the side. That way when I am sitting on my sofa I can see some favorites from that angle also. Here you can see that I cut the stem about 6 inches long. Only leaving about 2-3 inches above the rim.
Don't be intimidated at this step. All you have to do is begin placing your different flowers evenly throughout the bowl. Add your filler flowers and greenery to fill in the space and hide the foam. Play with it until you like what you see.
Next find the perfect spot in your home to enjoy your simple creation. Finally pat yourself on the back because you just tackled one of the easiest but prettiest projects ever.