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How To Choose the Right Vase For Your Flower Arrangement

Watch more How to Arrange Flowers videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Select the correct size and shape vase for your flowers. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose flowers Choose the flowers you want to use—your choice of vase will be based on the size and shape of the flowers. Step 2: Long-stemmed vase For long-stemmed flowers—like roses or sunflowers—use a tall, slender vase. You don't need many blossoms to create a striking look. Step 3: Short-stemmed vase For short-stemmed flowers with round, full blossoms—like gardenias or peonies—use a smaller, spherical vase to accentuate their shape. Tip If the stems are too short for the vase, place small stones at the bottom of the vase. Step 4: Large arrangements For a large arrangement combining a variety of flowers and branches, use a vase with a wide, heavy base for extra support. Step 5: Small groups To display individual flowers, or small groups of 2 to 3 blossoms, use a narrow vase of medium height. Tip For a more dramatic look, display a single rose or orchid in a spare setting, like against a bare wall. Step 6: Branches If arranging only branches, choose a tall, straight-sided vase—the geometric shape of the vase will complement the organic shape of the branches. Step 7: Step back & look Whatever flowers and vase you choose, step back and look at your arrangement from a distance. If it appears heavy on the bottom, use a narrower vase. If the top seems overpowering, try a wider vase. Chances are, it'll be just right. Did You Know? The ancient Greeks are believed to have originated the custom of telling stories and recording history on vases.
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