How to Make a Floating Flower Arrangement

Floating floral arrangements are easy to make, yet they are a really elegant solution to dressing up any table for a special occasion. Ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just that special dinner party, a floating floral arrangement can be made at short notice.


  1. 1
    Select the flowers. Many flowers will work well for a floating floral arrangement but it's best to choose ones that will hold their shape nicely. For example, camellias, irises and roses work well.
  2. 2
    Cut away the stems from the flowers. Cut up as high as possible without endangering the bud and petals.
  3. 3
    Select the right bowl. You'll need a bowl or wide raised platter that is elegant and able to hold water. It should have sufficient space to fit the amount of flowers you wish to add. Ideally, the item needs to be shallow without allowing the water to fall out.
    • Glass bowls are very pretty for floating floral arrangements.
  4. 4
    Pour a little water into the chosen bowl. Keep the amount as low as possible, so as not to swamp the flowers.
  5. 5
    Arrange the flowers across the water. It is also nice to add a few leaves, especially fragrant leaves such as mint, pine or lemon balm leaves.
    • If you like, add some essential or scented oil to the water. This is only where the flowers chosen aren't sufficiently scented themselves.
  6. 6
    Place on display. It's that easy to do, so there's no need for more fuss.

Things You'll Need

  • Suitably sized bowl
  • Fresh flowers
  • Garden scissors
  • Additional leaves (optional)
  • Scented or essential oil (optional)

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Categories: Flower Arranging and Floral Art