Hey you all and glad to have you here today =). I recently found some beautiful faux Anemones and couldn’t wait to dress them up for some type of winter arrangement. As I debated how I would display them I thought it would be fun to show how easy it is to put them in any type of bowl.

At first I thought I was going to do a mixture of faux and real, but as I continued through with my plan decided it was best to leave the real ones out this time.

Because you will be using styrofoam for this project, you would not be able to “keep” the real ones thriving for long… Although, you could do it for a short amount of time or a dinner party.

Here is what you will need to make this easy floral arrangement:

  • A bowl
  • A half sphere of styrofoam (available at craft store and not the floral foam type)
  • Faux flowers/foliage and even faux fruit with stems

Here is how I began arranging:

Begin by fitting your half sphered styrofoam into the bowl. I didn’t need to trim but if you didn’t have a great match in size for bowl/sphere you may need to trim some off.

Then start inserting the stems straight into the sphere. I didn’t worry about trimming the stems as I wanted to keep them longer for reuse later, but this job would be a little easier if you shorten the stems.

I did find that as the longer stems filled the inside center of the bowl/sphere it made it more manageable to open some longer holes and bend stems in half as if they were trimmed.

Keep filling the sphere up and I didn’t worry too much about how I was putting pieces in. As usual, I wanted things to be organic and look natural.

In fact, I liked keeping some pieces longer and droopy. Some foliage draped long over the side and some shorter stems and fillers were holding things up around the border. Really anything goes!

And there you have it! A centerpiece that took about 15 minutes, was budget friendly and looks festive for the season. I was able to use mostly what was on hand which is another big bonus to faux flowers.

I think Wyatt enjoys them too or maybe he just enjoyed taking naps all over the house ;)…

p.s. the styrofoam is helpful for arranging like this because it strongly holds the flowers in place.

We have had this sitting on our table all week now it is still in full bloom (wink wink).

I hope you find this little tip or tutorial useful and thanks so much for visiting today!

Don’t forget to stop by later as we share for The Inspiration Gallery…

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16 Responses to How to Arrange Flowers in a Bowl

  1. Jeanne says:

    Thank you for the ‘demonstration’- it’s so pretty!
    You’ve inspired me to put something together for my dining room table- the faux white hydrangeas are lovely, but not really season-appropriate here in the midwest!

    • Annie says:

      Jeanne thank you so much and I am glad to hear you liked it and hope you enjoy trying it out! I get what you mean about the hydrangeas, I also saw some beautiful lilac flowers too and felt I had to hold off a bit longer before displaying those =).

  2. Nancie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Your winter arrangement is gorgeous! Your home is so beautiful! I love your chandelier! May I ask where you purchased it?

    • Annie says:

      Nancie thank you so much and for stopping by! It is originally from Pottery Barn (and still available I believe) – we were lucky enough to happen upon it second hand at our local ReStore.

  3. Lanita Anderson says:

    Thank you for sharing the tips on flower arranging in a bowl. I can’t believe those are all faux flowers….they look so real!

    • Annie says:

      Lanita thank you so much for leaving thoughtful compliments – it always means a lot and I really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

  4. Dianne Lanier says:

    Love your dining room. The arrangement looks great on your table!

  5. I’ve pinned this tutorial! Def going to be doing this one soon. Thx Annie.

  6. Maria says:

    Just lovely! I’m going to try this:)

  7. Linz says:

    Thanks for posting something doable, beautiful, and customizable (real word?) to varying budgets.(not trying to say that you don’t normally- ha!) I love this! So pretty.

  8. Deb Saaranen says:

    So gorgeous! I have a difficult time getting floral arrangements to look natural…love this one! Can you tell me about your floor lamp in the photos? Thank you!

  9. Mary Boykin says:

    Lovely…quick question…how do you secure the foam to the bowl to keep the weight of the longer items from tipping it out of the bowl.

    • Annie says:

      Hi Mary, thank you very much and great question. I found that evenly distributed the arrangement did fine and didn’t topple over. The weight of the stems below the foam also help and I just pushed it was tight as I could into the bowl. I appreciate you stopping by!

  10. Paige says:

    Where do you find your faux florals and stems? I have a hard time finding ones that look realistic.

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