I love using rustic elements and lots of texture on my tables. I was inspired to refresh my summer table with beautiful hydrangeas from my garden and I shared that post earlier this week. However, I wanted to display them in a basket instead of the traditional vase. I appreciate all the comments and questions about this Summer blues Tablescape.
I have had several questions about this basket arrangement, and thought I’d share how I put it together with you. So here is a tutorial on how to make this easy hydrangea basket and still keep your flowers watered at the same time. Although there are several options to keeping your flowers nourished, today I’m sharing how to made this particular arrangement.
Supplies Needed to make an easy Hydrangea basket
Prepare your hydrangeas
Begin by removing excess leaves and stems because you want the stem to fit comfortably in the vase.
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For this tutorial arrangement the ferns are on one side and the hydrangeas are on the other side of the basket. To vary the height of the ferns, place one of the tin cans upside down and place one of the ferns on top.
Add Fresh Flowers
Because the vases looked crowded with more than one stem, each bloom received it’s own individual vase.
Once again, place something inside the basket to vary the heights. These are just empty tuna cans placed upside down and they work great.
Begin to add the hydrangeas in a eye pleasing arrangement to the other side of the basket.
As you can see, some of the vases will be placed on the risers and some will sit in the bottom of the basket. If you are working with a larger basket, you may need to use varying heights of risers as well as more hydrangeas.
If you love creative floral arrangements be sure to see this Cheap & Easy Queen’s Anne Lace Arrangement or this Recycled Ice Cream Churn filled with Blacked Eyed Susan’s
Hydrangea Basket is Made
I hope this easy hydrangea basket tutorial and that it gave you some inspiration for your next floral arrangement.