Carnation Flower Arrangement

Posted on September 17, 2014
Hey Everyone! I love having fresh flowers around the house, because they are such a simple and easy way to brighten up a room! You don’t necessarily need big, lavish flower arrangements to do this, you can use simple and inexpensive grocery store flowers to create pretty arrangements that will instantly add color and life into your home. Carnations are one of my favorite flowers to use for this. I feel like they are a very underestimated flower that sort of has a bad reputation, but with just a couple simple tricks, you can make beautiful little arrangements with them!
1. Stick to one color. Carnations sort of have this bad reputation of looking cheap, tacky and old fashioned, but you can create clean and elegant arrangements with them if you stick to just one color. Another fun idea is creating three or four different carnation arrangements for your table in ombre shades, and placing them down the center of your dining table for a cool effect! You could also go seasonal with your arrangements… reds or whites for Christmas, oranges for fall…
2. Bunch them together tightly. Flower arrangements look more professional and luxurious the fuller they look. If the arrangement looks sparse it will look incomplete. Instead, bunch the carnations together tightly, almost creating a snowball look. Because the carnations are pretty big flowers and the curly petals give them a look of lots of volume, you don’t need very many of them to make a full looking arrangement. I like to place these small bunches (I used about 10 large carnations here) in some clear, low vases that make the arrangement appear even fuller.
3. Make them last even longer. Carnations naturally stay fresh for a very long, which is another advantage when using them in arrangements! To make them last even longer, cut the stems on an angle before placing them in water. If you see that they start wilting a little bit, just cut the stems on an angle again to make them last even longer!
For other fun flower arrangements, check out these ideas:
Left: Repurposed Tea Tin Flower Vase (HERE) Right: Teapot Flower Arrangement (HERE)
Have a great week, Everyone!
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  • Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon September 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Your arrangements are gorgeous. Mine never seem to have the correct size vase making them look a little wonky.


    • Maria September 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Life Between Potato and Rice September 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Simple yet very beautiful and elegant ! Love it !!

    • Maria September 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • flourishandknot September 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Carnations get such a bad rap in the flower world, but they can be so pretty when you group them together tightly like you did!

    • Maria September 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Thank you so much! I agree, they are such an unappreciated flower but can look beautiful actually! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • jen hangca November 26, 2014 at 1:34 am

    What a lovely flowers. Flowers could really light up the entire house even just a simple arrangement. =)

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