30 DIY Floral Arrangements for Spring

Design your own gorgeous flower arrangements that cost next to nothing by pairing humble housewares with plants from the garden.

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Nothing feels more fresh for spring than a home filled with beautiful flowers. But there's no need to spend a fortune for gorgeous floral arrangements. With our tips and tricks, you can use store-bought flowers or blooms from your own garden to create one-of-a-kind displays.

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Craftberry Bush
Teacup Vases

Fill teacups with rosebud blooms for a dainty table decoration—cute for kids' parties but still sophisticated enough for adult gatherings as well.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: teacup ($6, )

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Design Improvised
'Fluttering' Butterfly Display

Adding some butterfly stickers to a simple bouquet of baby's breath makes them seem more whimsical. It's a simple trick your kids will love to help out with.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: butterfly stickers ($3, )

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The Inspired Room
Fresh Floral Door Display

Give guests a warm welcome with this pretty flower arrangement for your front door.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: wicker basket ($53, )

RELATED: Get More Gorgeous DIY Wreath Ideas

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Mom Foodie
Rustic Watering Can

A watering can—old or new—is a home decor addition every country kitchen needs.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: vintage watering can ($13, ); floral foam ($8, )

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Refresh Restyle
Citrus Lined Vase

You can customize this fruit-filled vase with slices of whichever citrus you have on hand.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Messermeister produce knife ($17, )

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David Tsay
Vintage Canister Flower Arrangements

Here's one benefit of never throw anything away: You can use old canisters and containers as vintage-inspired vases.

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What you'll need: retro canisters ($15, )

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Home Is Where the Boat Is
Hidden Mesh Dividers

The secret to flowers that stay right where you want them? A hidden cut-out of a mesh bag. This trick will make garden flowers look like they came from the florist.

Get the tutorial at Home Is .

What you'll need: mesh produce bags ($7 for 10-pack, )

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Deco Art Blog
Rustic Lantern Centerpiece

Forget the vase! Display flowers in a lantern instead for a simple centerpiece idea that adds a romantic touch to an outdoor celebration.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Malta lantern (from $27, )

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Something Turquoise
'Floating' Blooms

Tap into your inner magician to make your flowers "float." All it takes is some tape and scissors.

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What you'll need: glass floating candle dish ($7, )

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David Hillegas
Simple Spool Centerpiece

Individual flowers can make a big statement. Ranunculus flowers in wooden spools will give your home a fresh feel with vintage vibes.

What you'll need: wooden spools ($25 for 5-pack, )

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Spring-Inspired Straw Vase

Line a tin can with pretty party straws for a decorative May day gift for your neighbor.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: decorative paper straws ($6 for 25, ) natural twine ($3, )

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DIY Tulip Cabbage Arrangement

Why let another vase take up space in your home? With this arrangement, once you're finished with the cabbage vase, you can simply toss it in your compost pile.

Get the tutorial at .

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Variety of Blooms

Switch off between placing bold peonies and smaller flower varieties in a clear vase for an arrangement that is loaded with texture.

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Gilded Vases

Give Mason jars this pretty effect by using a foam brush to apply adhesive in small, irregular patches. After 30 minutes, once it turns clear, press on sheets of gold leaf.

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Mini Bouquets

Turn smaller varieties of flowers and foliage into mini bouquets, which can be attached to a card.

Get the tutorial at .

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Fruit and Floral Arrangement

Add slices of lime to your vase for extra dimension.

Get the tutorial at .

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Brian Woodcock
Converted Colander Planter

Give hanging flower pots a fun upgrade by planting blooms in colanders.

Get the tutorial.

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Holly Wreford
Vintage Milk Bottles

This arrangement—featured in by Paula Pryke—gets its charm from vintage milk bottles tied together with gardener's twine.

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Pitcher Arrangement

Don't have a vase around? Put freshly picked florals in a pitcher with a bold patten to really make them pop.

See more at Stone Gable.

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Teacup Garden

Tuck pink primroses in a flowery teacup and then place it on a round tray surrounded by spring green moss for an oh-so-pretty display that would look great as a centerpiece or on your windowsill.

Get the tutorial at .

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Rainbow Vases

Instead of choosing colorful flowers, try placing a white variety like mums or daisies in vases with colored water.

Get the tutorial at .

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Citrus Floral Arrangement

You'll need two vases for this bouquet! Start off by placing the smaller one inside the larger one, then slide slices of oranges or lemon inside the gap between them.

Get the tutorial at .

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Bagged Bouquet

Place flowers in a paper bag to add a rustic touch to your bouquet. The result makes for the perfect May Day gift to leave on the doorsteps of family and friends.

Get the tutorial at .

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Stephanie Rausser
Bold Centerpieces

Flowers are front and center at this farmhouse table. Place candles around the display and your blooms will illuminate as the sun sets.

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Stephanie Rausser
Ombre Flowers

Use a variety of blooms in similar colors to create an ombre effect, like this arrangement from .

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Reprinted with Permission from The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar with Julie Michaels, Copyright 2016, Published by Ten Speed Press, An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, Photographs Copyright 2016, by Erin Kunkel
Ranunculus Arrangements

Mix ranunculus with grocery store finds like narcissus or foraged branches you might find on a neighborhood walk, says florist Ariella Chezar, author of . Make sure to ask the homeowner before you snip something from her yard!

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Erich McVey
Bloom-Filled Crate

A rustic crate is the perfect container for a wild arrangement of pretty pastel flowers, including hydrangeas, lisianthus, snapdragons, and more.

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David Hillegas
Bedside Arrangement

Turn a small watering can into a springy flower vase.

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Brian Woodcock
Sheet Music Vase

A simple cylindrical vase decoupaged with sheet music and filled with white peonies hits a high note. (This DIY idea also makes for fun party decor. Try covering a vase with "The Star Spangled Banner" on the Fourth of July or your favorite Christmas carol during the holidays.)

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Brian Woodcock
Daisies in Rain Boots

Install a metal grommet (grommet kit, $8; ) on the back of each rain boot. Loop a piece of burlap ribbon through grommets. Place a 3-inch-wide cylindrical vase in both boot heels; stabilize with tissue paper if needed. Fill vase with water and seasonal blooms. (We used a mix of hydrangeas and daisies.) Tie ends of ribbon together and hang on a nail.

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