When it comes to flower arrangements, the tulip is one of the most popular and versatile flowers to use. Lucky for me, we live within a few hours from some of the best tulip fields in the USA! In this article, we will discuss how to make an easy delightful spring tulip flower arrangement, step by step.
With its vibrant colors and elegant shape, the tulip can be used in a variety of ways to create beautiful floral arrangements. Tulips look beautiful on their own, but mixing in other stems can create different, unique styles.
As I mentioned, we live within driving distance of some wonderful tulip farms. Read about the ones we’ve visited here.
Now to start the fun!
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How to Make an Easy Delightful Spring Tulip Flower Arrangement
Step 1: Choose your tulips
I am not sure which part is more fun, choosing the flowers or arranging them.
The first step in creating a tulip flower arrangement is to choose the tulips you want to use. Tulips come in a variety of colors, including pink, yellow, red, white, and purple, so choose a color that complements your theme or style. When selecting your tulips, make sure they are fresh and free of any blemishes or discoloration.
The tulip farms have varieties that you don’t normally find at your neighborhood grocery store. There are types that I had never even heard of! The photo below is my son in one of the tulip fields.
Step 2: Gather your materials
Back to the original task- flower arranging!
In addition to your tulips, you will need a few other materials to create your arrangement.
How to Make an Easy Delightful Spring Tulip Flower Arrangement Materials:
- a vase or container (At the end of this post I link cute options!)
- spring branches
- extra greens for fill
- floral foam or oasis (optional)
- floral tape (optional)
- a pair of scissors or floral snips (my favorites!)
I chose parrot tulips in the same shade of a variegated pink, white tulips, pink cherry blossom branches, and green hydrangea. Pick colors that stick out to you as well as branches and greenery that will add different heights and textures.
Step 3: Prepare your vase
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Since I was going for a no-fuss, DIY flower arrangement, I didn’t use any sort of foam or flower frog.
If you are using floral foam, it is important to prepare your vase and floral foam. Soak your floral foam in water for 30 minutes before using it to create a stable base for your tulips. Place the foam in the vase and secure it with floral tape to prevent it from moving around.
Step 4: Trim your tulips & other stems
Next, trim your tulips and other stems to the desired length using a pair of scissors or floral snips. Cut them at an angle, which will help them absorb water more easily.
Where do you cut tulips?
Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle above the white of the stem. Make sure to remove excess leaves that might cause bacteria to grow in the water.
How long do tulips last in a vase?
Tulips should last about 5 days. Make sure to use cold water, and replace daily. Cut stems of any droopy flowers. As you cut the bouquet, you can change the vase to a shorter vase.
Step 5: Arrange your tulips
Step 6: Add finishing touches
Finally, add any finishing touches to your tulip arrangement, such as other greenery or other complementary flowers.
Remove any tulip leaves as needed to thin out arrangements that look too bulky.
In conclusion, creating a tulip flower arrangement is a simple and rewarding task that can add beauty to any room or occasion. I displayed the arrangement in our living room in front of a window. I like how the fresh, green leaves on the trees outside show against the tulip bouquet.
I think this arrangement would look perfect along with these napkin rings I made.
Shop Vases for Your Flower Arrangement
I chose some vase shapes similar to the one I used. I also couldn’t help to link some more whimsical profiles and tulipieres.
That is a gorgeous tulip Maria! I don’t grow any because of my small space, but absolutely love them!!!
Thanks Melba! I have some scattered in our yard. I live the frilly ones!
I love tulips, thanks for sharing your tips!
Thanks for reading Rachel!
I love those cutting shears you have for flowers. There is something about Tulips. I love them in the house any time of the year. Loved your post, Marie.
The shears are the best! I took a floral arranging class and they gave out the shears for everyone to keep! Thanks so much for reading Tammy!
That tulip farm looks amazing! You are so lucky to be close enough to visit! Love the frilly tulip in your arrangement it’s so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading Donna! Glad you enjoyed. Have a great week 🌷
I love tulips! I don’t grow them but buy them when I see them. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for reading! I grow some but when I make arrangements, I buy bunches ⚘️
Your tulip arrangement looks wonderful! I would have to drive by those tulip fields often to see the beauty. I’d like to invite you to the Home Matters Link Party every Thursday 9pm est through Monday. Hope to see you there!
Thanks Allyson! The fields are a sight to see, even in years when not all bulbs bloom. I’ll make sure to join the party ⚘️
Oh my gosh! Those tulip fields are amazing. I am about to plant some bulbs so hopefully has some tulips in the spring time. The ones I planted last year didn’t come up so I’m hoping for better luck this year. Thanks for sharing this. Super simple which is what I love.
Last year the tulip fields were rained out & many bulbs destroyed but it was still a sight. Good luck to our bulbs! Thanks for reading.