How to Create Stunning Flower Arrangements with the DIY Floral Grid

How to Create Stunning Flower Arrangements with the DIY Floral Grid

Every florist knows there’s more to flower arranging than just sticking pretty blooms in a vase. You must place and secure each flower just right to achieve your desired look. That’s why there are tools like the DIY Floral Grid to assist you. It holds stems in place while you work and leaves locks them in position when you remove the grid. If you haven’t tried this must-have florist tool yet, here’s how to start.

Why Use the DIY Floral Grid?

The DIY floral grid in its package
The DIY floral grid makes it easy to create your favorite flower arrangement looks.

Move over floral foam! The DIY Floral Grid offers several benefits for creating stunning floral displays and bouquets for weddings, events, and home decor.

  • It keeps things tidy. If your floral design requires a strict structure, you’ll want something that effortlessly holds every stem in place.
  • It’s reusable and cost-effective. Floral foam is a one-and-done product. You can use the DIY Floral Grid many times, saving you money in the long run.It’s compact for storage. A slim DIY Floral Grid takes up much less storage space than floral foam bricks.
  • It’s removable. Unlike floral foam and grid tape, you remove the DIY Floral Grid once you finish your arrangement, so you don’t have to worry about hiding it, and you can easily clean and change your water.
  • It’s easy to use. As you’ll see in the instructions below, the DIY Floral Grid is very straightforward to use!

How To Use The DIY Floral Grid

A florist demonstrates removing the DIY floral grid from a flower arrangement

Follow our instructions for using the DIY floral grid, and you'll have a gorgeous display in no time!

There’s a reason the DIY floral grid is called “DIY”-- anyone can use it! Once you read through the directions, you’ll have no problem creating gorgeous flower arrangements with your floral grid.

1. Gather Your Supplies

Find your suitable vases, flowers, and DIY Floral Grid. Your vase should have an opening no wider than six inches. Remove the grid from the package. You’ll see that it’s made of two sturdy plastic pieces that fit together. You can use various types of flowers and greenery with the DIY Floral Grid. The grid makes it easy to add whatever flowers you want and try them in different spots until you’re happy with your design.

    2. Prep Everything

    Fill your vase with water and trim your flower stems to your desired height – making sure to remove any leaves below the water line. Lock the two pieces of your floral grid together and place them on top of your vase.

    3. Make Your Arrangement

    Holding the grid in place with one hand, carefully place flowers starting in the middle and working your way out toward the edges. Angle the stems toward the center so they create a crisscross pattern. To fill in gaps, you can tuck filler flowers with thinner stems in the same squares as larger flowers. If you use greenery, the leaves can go inside the grid if they're still above the water line. Add flowers until you’re pleased with your arrangement.

    4. Remove The Floral Grid

    Once you’re done, lift and separate the grid pieces – gently pulling them away from the flower stems. Everything should stay in place, giving you a lovely floral arrangement! Optional: To turn your arrangement into a hand bouquet, delicately grasp the arrangement by the stems and pull the flowers out of the vase. Wrap everything together with floral tape and then cover the tape with decorative ribbon and secure it with pins. Trim the ends to look more even, and now you have a bouquet!


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