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How to Arrange Tulips Inside a Tall Vase

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Tulips inside a Tall Vase Tutorial

When Spring finally arrives in Canada I am so excited to see tulips, I typically drive our local florists crazy phoning to see if they are in yet.

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There are all kinds of pretty ways to arrange tulips, so I hope you enjoy trying a new Spring flower arrangement.  This tulip arrangement is a bit more dramatic than simple tulips in a vase and its really easy to do.

Arranging tulips in a tall vase only has a few simple steps. Let me show you how.

Supplies for a DIY Tulip centerpiece, including a tall vase, flowers and pretty rocks for filler.

Supplies

To make this DIY tulip arrangement you will need:

Package of tulips

Tall vase

Elastic

Rocks or other vase filler

Measuring tape or ruler.

Scissors

Place a couple inches of rock in the bottom of the vase. 

Then measure from the top of the rocks to the rim of the vase.  My vase is 14 inches tall, but after adding the rocks the distance to the rim is 11.5 inches.

Once the measurement is marked down, add two or three inches of water to the vase along with flower preserver if you have any.

Arranging the Tulips

How to cut and stagger tulips for a DIY tulip arrangement.

Arrange your flower along side the ruler. Start with three tall tulips to the back right. Then two medium length tulips to the left and then two short tulips to the front right.

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Once you have your flowers arranged. Gather the tulip stems together, wrap with an elastic and trim the bottom off evenly.  Some tulips stems will be 11 inches long while others may be only four inches that’s fine.  Just make sure you cut the bottom evenly across and that all the tulips are shorter than the vase. Remove the elastic.

You need the tulips to be distinctly visible inside the tall vase, to do this remove about 1/3 of the leaves.   Visually check to see if the tulip blossoms stand out, if not remove some more leaves.

Placing Tulips in the Vase

Start with the tallest flowers, place them on the right-hand side at the back.

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Then do the shortest stemmed flowers placing them right side at the front.

Carefully place in the medium flowers on the left-hand side. You may disturb some of the petals of the other flowers putting them in.  If this happens, use a chopstick or a fork and rearrange the pedals back in place.

A tall vase filled with fresh pink tulips.  The tulips are arranged so that they are inside the interior of the vase.

Here is the second simple tutorial for a DIY Tulip Arrangement.My initial plan was to post them together, but the post would have been much too long.    The arrangements are very different but are equally easy to create.

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I will certainly be purchasing several more bouquets of fresh flowers before Spring,  It really brightens the mood in the house.

Enjoy your week!

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13 Comments

  1. Mother of 3 says:

    Such a simple and beautiful arrangement. I just LOVE tulips so much. Pinned.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Tulips are so joyous, I love the first signs of Spring. With Easter and Spring cleaning happening it’s nice to have a little treat for yourself that you can do quickly and without too much fuss. Thank you for taking the time to comment, with three children you have to be a busy lady.

  2. I just love tulips and your tall vase arrangement is very pretty. I need to go shopping now for my own house. Such a pretty way to welcome spring. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I love tulips as well, I think they give us all hope that yes things will be alive and growing soon. It’s so nice when you see them back in the stores again.

  3. That’s genius Leanna, the perfect solution to droopy tulips. Flowers arranging is not really my thing so ideas like this are SO helpful.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Glad to hear it Julie. It’s nice to put out different vases as well, and this way we can use a tall vase without needing a really large floral arrangement. Thank you for the feedback.

  4. Another awesome tulip arrangement idea, Leanna. I love how unique this arrangement is and I have several tall vases. Pinned to refer to your tutorial because this one is definitely going on my dining table for Spring!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That really makes me smile Marie. They really do look so nice with the light shining through. I think they are a little more protected with munchkins enjoying Grandmas as well.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Debra. Tulips are a sure sign Spring will eventually arrive so I treat myself every year. Have a great weekend.

  5. LeannaForsythe says:

    Thank you Milena. Tulips are such a welcome sight when they arrive in the stores. I love them and it was fun to create some new arrangements. I want to do one in a smaller jar where the wrap the outside with the leaves and place the tulip in the middle.

  6. Your tutorial is super helpful to me, Leanna. I love tulips and they always end up leaning sideways from the vase, this is a gorgeous way to present them and enjoy them for a few days longer. Really elegant.

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