Birthday flower arranging tips

If you know somebody who is celebrating their birthday this spring, you might want to present them with a really special and personal gift. A birthday flower arrangement will always make the recipient smile. If you want to add that personal touch, you could always use the following steps to create your own design.

What you need:

  • Fresh flowers in various colours (carnations, roses and chrysanthemums are great)

  • One cube-shaped box

  • Ribbon and wrapping paper

  • Colourful tissue paper

  • Floral foam and a plastic tray

  • Flower food

  • Wood glue

  • Sharp scissors

  • Bright balloon (optional)


  • When choosing the blooms for your birthday flower arrangement, you will need to select colours that are bright and will send a message of joy. You can combine several different colours with the help of a colour wheel to make sure that they all look good together.

  • You will need to use enough flowers and foliage to fill the cube-shaped box that you have selected.

  • Dissolve your flower food in some fresh water before soaking the floral foam.

  • Decorate the exterior of the box with some wrapping paper and ribbon.

  • You can also add a few layers of tissue paper inside the box.

  • Place the floral foam on the plastic tray inside the box.

  • Make sure that you keep your stems in fresh water while you prepare the box and only remove one stem at a time to trim and place in the foam.

  • You should place foliage around the lower rim of the arrangement before adding some blooms. Continue adding your larger flowers until you have filled the foam.

  • Next, you will need to address any gaps in between. You can fill them up with some foliage and filler flowers.

  • Once you are satisfied with the result, you can secure a bright helium balloon to the arrangement if you like. Flower picks are great too if you prefer.

With these easy birthday flower arranging steps, you can make the most amazing and meaningful displays that will really let the recipient know how much you care. Don’t forget to include a card with a special message that the recipient can treasure long after the fresh blooms perish.