1. Grab a vase and some stems you’d like to work with—literally anything is a great choice!
2. If your stems have thorns or leaves, take a minute to strip them.
3. If stems have major length disparities—i.e. if some are VERY long and some are short—quickly trim them with gardening or kitchen shears.
4. If you have MORE of one flower or color than others, start there—arrange those around the vase, being sure to spread them evenly around the outside rim. Move IN as you go, continuing to evenly distribute stems. For a better, more even look, “lean” some steam or criss-cross them so there are differences in height.
5. Go to the flower or color you have the next highest quantity of and repeat. Always work in a circle, covering every piece of the vase.
6. With your remaining flowers, evenly insert them into your existing bouquet—
suggest thinking of them “as an accessory!”