DIY rose arrangements in 4 steps

You will need:

  1. 20 roses with long stems.
  2. A good pair of scissors.
  3. Some greens/leaves to fill in if you like.
  4. A beautiful vase.
  5. A string of electric yellow lights.
  6. Some good sellotape. 

Note: This is a PS to my last post and the same florist who showed me how to make the rose-garlands, showed me how to arrange roses in a vase. I added the lights for a surreal and romantic effect. :)

Rose stems and scissors, image©gunjanvirk

Rose stems and scissors, image©gunjanvirk

1. Scrape off leaves from the stems with the scissors. Don't scrape all of the leaves, keep a couple as they will look nice in the vase. Be careful of the thorns. :)

Scraping off leaves from rose stems, image©gunjanvirk

Scraping off leaves from rose stems, image©gunjanvirk

2. Mixing the rose stems with leaves/greens, arrange them in a beautiful flower vase which already has water filled in it. I used a golden vase because gold looks beautiful with the electric lights. 

Roses in a vase, image©gunjanvirk

Roses in a vase, image©gunjanvirk

3. Tape the lights around the vase. 

A lighted rose vase! Image©gunjanvirk

A lighted rose vase! Image©gunjanvirk

4. Lights can be intertwined with the roses for a very surreal and an other-worldly effect. 

Roses with lights, image©gunjanvirk

Roses with lights, image©gunjanvirk

Enjoy your roses! :)