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.
Who could resist all these beautiful blooms? I couldn’t and I’m sharing how you can make a cheap and easy Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Arrangement with these wild flowers.
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.
When I saw all these lovely wildflowers, I quickly ran back for a basket to gather my finds.
Supplies Needed To Make Arrangement
These free wild flowers would be great in any container, however here are the supplies I used to make this arrangement.
- Tobacco Basket Planter – a similar one
- 2 recycled tin cans
- Pruning shears
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 for projects like this one and have several to choose from.
Trim Excess Leaves and Stems From Queen Anne’s Lace
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.
If the stems have been in water for some time, then you will want to make a fresh angle cut to the stem before placing in container.
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.
Begin your Arrangement
First, add a few fern stems at the back of the containers.
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Allow the fern to act as a backdrop for the Queen Anne’s Lace stems.
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.
Finally, add more of your fern clippings to the front of the Queen Anne’s Lace flower and let it drape over the edge of the basket.
Ta-Da Cheap & Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Arrangement
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.
I decided to use the Cheap and Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Arrangement on the greenhouse wall.
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.
Although everything was free, it feels like an expensive arrangement with the beautiful Queen Anne’s Lace Flower.
It’s a perfect but simple addition.
I allowed the arrangement to dry naturally in the greenhouse and it was perfect for adding a few dried hydrangeas for fall in the greenhouse.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.
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Friday 1st of July 2022
I love wild flowers. I always take my kids on nature walks and they love coming back to the house and putting floral arrangements together. The hanging basket came out so sweet. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.
Saturday 2nd of July 2022
Meagan, I'm so glad you liked this idea. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Monday 27th of June 2022
Super cute! I have been eyeing the Queen Anne’s lace on the side of the road. It’s gorgeous.
Tuesday 28th of June 2022
Renae, I'm so glad you liked this.
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