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Cheap & Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Arrangement

Don’t you just love a great find? Well, as I was walking, I ran across a large field of Queen Anne’s Lace and wild ferns. They were along a creek bed and were flourishing. I couldn’t resist gathering a supply to make a wildflower arrangement.

Natures Bounty makes a beautiful flower arrangement
Who could resist all these beautiful blooms

Here is how I made a cheap and easy arrangement using the wild Queen Anne’s Lace and fern. First, to assure your arrangement will last as long as possible, it’s important to gather your wildflowers in the early morning, just after the dew has dried on the plants. In addition, you need to place in water quickly to avoid wilting.

Wild Fern
When I saw all these lovely wildflowers, I quickly ran back for a basket to gather my find.

Supplies needed to make arrangement

Queen Anne's Lace

I had a fun tobacco basket planter that I had never used, so I decided it would make a perfect planter for these wildflowers. In order to provide water for the plants, it would be necessary place containers inside the planter. I save tin cans and have several to choose from.

Gather all your supplies to make this cheap and easy Queen Anne Lace Flower Arrangement

Trim excess leaves and stems from your wildflowers

Determine the height you need your wildflowers to be by holding them up against your container. Then using pruning shears, trim excess stems and leaves from both the fern and Queen Anne’s Lace.

Use sharp pruning shears to make a clean cut.

You want to trim the leaves to allow the stems to fit into your water containers.

trim excess leaves and stems from the Queen Anne's Lace

If the stems have been in water for some time, then you will need to cut the stem again and cut on an angle to place in water.

Place water containers inside the basket

Place your basket in a secure position so it will not tip over and insert the tin cans with water.

Adding water to the basket planter is important

Begin your Arrangement

First, add a few fern stems at the back of the containers.

Wild Fern is gorgeous.

Next, begin to add in the Queen Anne’s Lace in front of the fern. You will want to vary the heights of your flowers. I like to place the taller stems at the back and the shorter stems are added as I move to the front of the arrangement. In addition, be sure to insert the stems into the water containers. It’s easy to miss the can of water, as the arrangement begins to fill up.

Step by step instruction to make this flower arrangement.

Finally, add more of your fern clippings to the front of the Queen Anne’s Lace and let it drape over the edge of the basket.

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Don’t you love these fresh look of these wildflowers? I love Queen Anne’s Lace and the wild fern was such a bonus. If you don’t have access to fern, you can substitute with Rosemary stems or any greenery that you have growing on your property.

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I decided to use the Cheap and Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Arrangement on my greenhouse wall.

Queen Anne's Lace and wild fern make a gorgeous arrangement

If you like creative floral arrangements, be sure to see this Recycled Ice Cream churn filled with Black eyed Susan’s or How to Arrange Hydrangeas in a Basket.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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How to make a free flower arrangement using wild Queen Anne's Lace and wild fern


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Hi Rachel Love your arrangement. The delicate queen anne's lace mixed with wonderful wild ferns. I need to step up my game and do this. Your email always makes me smile.

Va in NC

Thursday 3rd of June 2021

Hi, Love this arrangement...two of my favorites together! Basket is adorable . Thank you for sharing your talents...

/va in NC

Monday 7th of June 2021

Oh thanks so much for checking out these older posts. I really appreciate your encouragement.

Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Monday 27th of July 2020

Beautiful arrangement Rachel. Love the simple combination of the delicate Queen Anne’s Lace mixed with the ferns. I'm happy to feature your post this week on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Hope to see you there!

Monday 27th of July 2020

Michelle, Thank you so much. What an honor. Rachel


Friday 17th of July 2020

Love it and the basket. I always picked wild flowers with my grandchildren at the cottage when they were small.

Friday 17th of July 2020

Darlene, I'm so glad you like it. I really appreciate your input. Picking wildflowers really brings back a lot of childhood memories. Those were the only flower arrangements we had in our home. Rachel