I love decorating my home with flowers! Do you? Learn how to make a STUNNING tulips vase arrangement in just 10 minutes with a special type of vase that I use… that makes tulips look AMAZING! In this flower arranging lesson I’ll show you the particular type of vase that makes tulips look stunning and how tall to cut them for your arrangement.
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How To Make An Easy Tulips Vase Arrangement
There are lots of different vases that you can arrange tulips in – but my absolute FAVORITE vase shape to use for this particular bloom is an 8 inch round clear bubble bowl vase!
This large bowl shape vase makes tulips look stunning! It’s round shape mimics the curves of a tulip flower and it lets the tulips curve downward in a beautiful, natural way!
I think it’s round bowl shape allows the tulips to look more ‘wild’ and not fussy.
This Tulips Vase Arrangement is a PERFECT easy Decor Idea for:
Wedding reception table
Wedding shower centerpiece
Mother’s Day brunch or dinner centerpiece
- fresh tulips – buy the freshest you can! Discount tulips will NOT last long at all.
- 8 inch clear glass bubble bowl vase
- garden shears – I keep a set of garden shears in my kitchen drawer for cutting all of my flowers for flower arrangements. I don’t use my kitchen shears, I find that they often can’t cut through woody stems, but garden shears can!
- my tulips came with a few long skinny grass like leaves, which look amazing – but you don’t need to use them if you can’t find them at your florist or grocery store.
Fill the vase 3/4 to the top with cold water.
Cut the tulip stems with garden shears. You can cut straight across or at an angle. Cut the stems so that the height of the tulips is twice as tall as the height of the bowl. This will allow the tulips to relax and curve over the sides of the bowl! If they are cut short they won’t curve.
Place the tulips immediately in the vase, allowing some of the leaves to lean over the sides of the glass as well as the flowers.
Don’t be too perfect when arranging your tulips – it’s absolutely okay if there are more blooms on one side…it makes the arrangement look more natural!
The tulips will curve more with time – giving you a ‘new’ look every day!
Check the water level every day. If the water looks cloudy, dump the water out and refill the vase with fresh cold water.
Isn’t this arrangement gorgeous? I really really love it!
I love how the stems bend and swoop over the sides of the bowl:
They look gorgeous on a mantel:
…and on a garden stool or end table!
I hope you have fun making one of these arrangements too! Let me know where you’ll place one in your home!
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Lisa Cooper says
I love tulips! Your arrangement is beautiful! I definitely need to purchases a bubble bowl vase so that I can recreate this!
Such a pretty arrangement, The white tulips are perfect.
Thank you so much Starr! So glad you like it! xo Heather
Krystle Lynch says
Love the vase recommendation and how the whole aesthetic is simple and modern. Must do this in my home asap!
Great!! I’m so thrilled you love my tulips arrangement Krystle!! Enjoy using this bubble vase – I love mine so much! 🙂 xo Heather
I already copied this idea from your previous post, except I used faux tulips. I still put water in the round vase so they look real. I put them on my kitchen table and they look georgous! Thank you so much for your inspiration.
That’s an excellent idea Ruth!! Putting faux blooms in water! I’m glad it inspired you – to hear you copied this idea for your own home makes me feel so so good!! xo Heather
Carole Thomas says
I had an interesting experience with tulips that were included in a gift bouquet. The tulips drooped the first day and then they decided to grow. They grew at least six inches above the other flowers. That was a fun bouquet of flowers! I didn’t know what to expect each morning. Your arrangement is beautiful and tulips are a favorite. Thanks for the idea of a round vase.
That’s so funny Carole – that the tulips grew!!! I bet it was fun to see what was happening with your bouquet every day! You must have a green thumb!!!! xo Heather
I am loving white right now and I love tulips so I’ll definitely put an arrangement together like this. Thanks for the tip on how the length for clipping the blooms.