Do you ever wonder what to do with those leftover flowers from a big birthday arrangement or mothers day bouquet or funeral decorations? If you are one for getting the most out of your flowers, this tutorial is just for you! Throwing out flowers is such a painful experience for us, so little arrangements like this ease that pain in such a pretty way.

Have you ever tried putting shorter stemmed flowers in a small vase and just watching all the flowers fall to the outer edge of the glass? If you have , we know how to help. So here is a tutorial on how to make a small vase arrangement by making a tape grid!

All that is used here is:

  • a small vase (or a drinking glass)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • leftover flowers

First take the good, desired flowers and cut them down to the desired length (normally about 1-2 inches taller than the height of the vase). Remove any of the outer guard petals and leaves that do not look good.

Second cut a few pieces of tape, a little longer than the width of the vase (we cut the piece of tape in half length wise too). Align the pieces parallel across the vase and secure the edge down.

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Third fasten some more tape perpendicular to the already stuck tape.

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Fourth use three of the focal flowers, in this case- topaz roses, and put the stems through the center squares.

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Fifth use the rest of your flowers (we used white alstromeria) to fill in the remainder of the tape grid.

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How easy was that?! Now you know what to do with those leftover flowers and you don’t have to waste your big flower arrangement AND you can keep a little beautiful arrangement on your desk for a longer lasting memory!

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Who wouldn’t want to start their morning with this sweet sight and a nice cup of coffee?

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