Keep flowers looking fresh for longer with these ingenious hacks


Flowers are a great way to add a splash of color and cheer to your home! To make sure your flower arrangement looks its best and lasts as long as possible, try one of these genius flower arrangement hacks. While there’s no wrong way to display a beautiful bouquet of flowers, these hacks will help you ensure your bouquet is living up to its greatest potential.

Flower Arrangement Hack 1: Cut Your Stems at an Angle

When cutting the stems off of your flowers, make sure to cut them at a 45-degree angle. Cutting stems at an angle ensures that they’re able to absorb as much water as possible, which in turn can help your flowers last longer!

Flower Arrangement Hack 2: Use Heat to Open Up Closed Buds

If some of the flower buds in your bouquet haven’t opened up yet, don’t worry! All you need is a bit of heat, and your flowers will be blooming before you know it. Simply place your bouquet in warm water for one minute, then transfer the bouquet to cold water for 20 minutes. This should help speed up the process and have your buds opening up in no time.

Flower Arrangement Hack 3: Increase Longevity With a Penny

Tossing a penny into water is good for more than making wishes. It can also help increase the longevity of your flower bouquet! Before adding the flowers to your vase, toss in a copper penny. This will help your flowers last longer by helping to kill harmful bacteria.

Flower Arrangement Hack 4: Use Tape to Help Flowers Stand Upright

If the flowers in your bouquet aren’t staying upright, just grab a roll of tape. Use the tape to make a grid across the top of your vase, then place the flowers into the grid squares. The tape will hold the flowers up, and make them look their best. Plus, once the vase is full of flowers, the tape will be totally hidden!

Flower Arrangement Hack 5: Decorate Your Vase With Citrus

Use citrus slices to add some zesty flair to your flower arrangement! Simply add the flowers to your vase, then line the sides with the thinly cut citrus of your choice for an added punch of color and style. Pour in some water, and voila! Your delightful flower arrangement is complete.

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