Transforming Floral Arrangements You Received To Last Twice As Long



Some of us  might have received  flowers for the  Holidays, Birthdays  or we are the winner at a party and won that big beautiful centerpiece in the middle of our table. Yes these centerpieces are beautiful and look magnificent but they usually do not last long because  they are so big and the water   source  is a foam block and  the  flowers  are  not in  direct  water. When  you wake  up in  the  morning sometimes a lot  of   the flowers  have  died. Don't  throw your centerpiece  out, transform it. 

I have all the tips you need to make your centerpiece refreshed and will last twice as long. If you do not want to take apart your centerpiece which I do suggest you do, add water daily. The flowers are inside a floral foam that expands when it is emerged into water. When a floral designer starts to design a centerpiece the flowers are cut and inserted into the foam. The foam drys out very quickly and you should put water in the bottom of the container as often as it needs it. 

The best way to transform your dying centerpiece is to first get rid of any leaves or flowers that are dead. The stems of all flowers you are going to put into another vase need to be cut on a slant. You need to re cut all the flowers before making a new centerpiece. 


A picture of the centerpiece when arriving home


The next day my flowers started to fall and droop


You will need a few supplies they are:
  • Floral foam for fresh flowers
  • The same dish as the original flowers were in
  • Waterproof Floral tape
  • Sharp Scissor or cutting knife (use knife only if you have done this before)


I took out all the flowers I am going to make a new centerpiece. Got rid of the flowers that were no good. Cut all stems at the bottom and put them to side. Started with a fresh block of foam inserted in the same dish. Used the waterproof floral tape and wrapped around both sides of the foam so it stays secure. 

Place a few taller flowers on the top with some greenery. I had a lot of twigs that looks so nice so added them all around. Continue around and place the fresh cut flowers spacing the different type of flowers around the centerpiece. Add the rest of the greenery and now you have a new centerpiece that will look amazing. 


Water daily or as needed. Your centerpiece will be smaller since you removed some of the dead flowers. You now have healthy flowers that were re cut and placed into a new foam that should last anywhere from 4-7 days depending on the type of flowers. 

A little note about me........
I have been a Floral Designer for over 20 Years. I have been in the industry and designed weddings, floral centerpieces for every occasion. Flowers are beautiful and I hope these few tips will help you get the most out of your arrangement. 








20 comments

  1. My grandmother used to do flower arrangements for our center table using bowls, baskets, vases, etc. The fresh scent adds a homey, pleasant atmosphere in the living room, and it would also be great if we make it last longer. :)

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  2. I'm so allergic to flowers, most all kinds, that I never receive any for gifts, nor do I buy them for our home. These are all great tips though!

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  3. These are great tips! I don’t have fresh flowers in the house very often plbur when I do I’ll try these.

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  4. These are all such great tips to keep safety measures when it comes to kids and phones! Definitely sharing this! xo, Suzanne

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    1. Thank You, and it is easy to do and make your flowers last longer

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  5. Thank you so much for these tips, I have to admit I am not very good at arranging flowers, I'm awful for cutting a couple of stems to short so they don't get enough water, so I will have to try this next time.

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  6. I love the beauty of flowers but I often struggle with keeping flowers alive and become discouraged very quickly. I will be saving this post as these tips may help me keep fresh flowers much longer.

    - Real Women Talk 2

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  7. I am so glad I came across this! I always get so upset when my floral arrangements don't last as long as I would like. This is great information that I will be using. Thank you!

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  8. This is a great idea! Usually if i see a couple flowers dying, I just toss them all ! Thanks for the post and the pictures!

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  9. I needed this kind of article! You can't imagine how much I needed it... :DD

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  10. These were great tips! My husbands surprises me with flowers from time to time and I love to keep them fresh as long as I can!

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  11. Wow! I would never have thought to give my fresh floral arrangement a facelift! I had a beautiful arrangement during Christmas and I hated to throw it away.

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  12. Wow! I always feel that cut flowers don't last as long as they should, so this is plenty of food for thought for me.

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    1. It is true. If you do not take care of flowers the will not last as long.

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  13. Cut flowers needs lots of water and floral care. I like how you transformed the droopy flowers to a nice arrangement.

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  14. This is perfect, i'll be having my second baby soon and will probably get some flowers so I will deff be holding onto this post so I can hold onto my beautiful flowers longer! Thank you so much!

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  15. It's so disappointing receiving a flower arrangement that ends up dying within the next couple of days... It's good to know that new life can be brought to them with some re-arranging and better care!

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  16. Thank you for sharing your knowledge:) Those flowers are so beautiful :)

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