If you’re like me, then you LOVE flowers! Giving and receiving these natural works of art can truly brighten up anyone’s day. Unfortunately, so often we come home glowing with a fresh bouquet in hand, but have no clue about how to display the flowers properly. Luckily, there’s a genius and foolproof tip to help us all look like we were trained to work in a flower shop.

So, how do you make a beautiful flower arrangement, anyways? Do you drop those expensive, delicate roses into a large, empty vase filled with water?

No way! If you do that then you are sure to cheapen the overall look of the flowers. There’s nothing worse than a half dozen vibrant roses flopped to the side of a sad-looking vase.

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Of course, there are many advanced techniques out there that will help your flowers look their best, but many are difficult and time-consuming.

Here’s the BEST way to arrange your flowers—it takes no time at all! For a flower arrangement that holds a lot of impact, follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Lay a piece of scotch tape over the top of the pre-filled vase with the sticky side facing down. Then, cut the end so that it rests firmly over the entire rim. Repeat this step several times so that you form a grid of tape over the vase. Make sure that you have enough squares in your grid to hold each flower
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  2. Smooth the tape down with your fingers— you don’t want there to be any adhesive sticking out!
  3. Grab your flowers. If you haven’t made healthy cuts at the end of the stems, then this is the time to do them.
  4. Place the end of each flower into a space in the grid. You can put 1-2 flowers into each open spot, depending on the size. 
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  5. And, voila! A gorgeous arrangement that will give class and substance to any room. 
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If you want your flowers to really make a big splash, then we suggest adding creative elements to the vase. One great way to do this is by adding round-cut citrus to the glass. Simply insert the lemon or orange slices to the outside of a large vase, then slide a smaller glass vase in to hold the fruit in place. The grid technique can still be easily performed—just make sure that you use the tape on the smaller vase’s rim.

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Watch the video below to learn this nifty technique. We promise, you won’t look at flower arrangements the same way again!

Do you have any tips or tricks to keeping your flowers fresh for longer? What’s your favorite way to arrange flowers? Are there any specific types of flowers that you like to display in your home? Tell us your stories and advice in the comments section below!