Stunning Flowers for Graduation: DIY Decoration Ideas to Brighten Up Your Celebration

Jun 21 2024
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Graduation is a big event that should be celebrated in style. With the right arrangements, the scene can be set, and everyone will remember the event. Flowers add style and color to any event, which is why they are great for a graduation party.

A peonies gallery of my gorgeous peony blooms, pink, white, magenta and other perennial flowers that my Grandma planted over the last fifty years!
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Making a flowery entrance

Greeting friends with flower arches

A flower arch at the front door greets people and makes them feel welcome right away. This is the best way to make a big entrance and let everyone know that this party is something special. Roses, lilies, and hydrangeas are the best flowers for graduation that can handle not having water around.

Not only do these flowers look beautiful, but they also last all night, so your entry will be lovely from beginning to end. For more texture and to fill in any holes, add some eucalyptus or plants to make the arch look full and lush.

Beautiful floral garlands for doorways

Flower wreaths are simple to make and look beautiful on any doorway. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  • Cut the flower stems down to about 2 inches long.
  • String the flowers together with a needle and fishing line.
  • Tie the ends together then hang the garland in the doorway.

For a unified look, pick flowers that go with the color scheme and theme of your party.

Flower pots and planters for entryways

Placing flower pots at the entry adds a welcoming touch, instantly making guests feel at home.Use bright flowers like geraniums, marigolds, and petunias. They do well in pots because they grow a lot and are easy to care for. You could also add some grass or hanging plants like ivy to your arrangements to give them more texture and depth. Since pots come in many shapes and sizes, it’s easy to match them to the theme of your party for a unified look.

Putting flowers around the party area

Centerpieces and settings for the table

Make one-of-a-kind flower arrangements in pots, mason jars, or even teacups. Use daisies for a country look. They have a natural, easy charm. To make an arrangement that looks classy, pair classic flowers like roses with lots of lush plants. Add a modern touch with plants and simple designs, like geometric pots or containers that are sleek and simple.

Hanging flower decorations

DIY hanging flower chandeliers can be made by hanging flowers from a hoop or frame using fishing line for a floating effect. To make sure the chandelier stays in place, choose light flowers like daisies, or even fake flowers. Use flower strings to decorate the ceiling to make it look fantastic. You can add bows or fairy lights to make it add a piece of floral magic to the composition.

Add your own style with flower accents

Flower bouquets and corsages made just for you

Add the graduate’s favorite flowers and colors to the bouquet to make it more special. Along with the thoughtfulness, this makes the gift even more unique. Think about adding small charms or bows in the school colors to make it more unique. Simple wrist corsages with ribbon and a few flowers are a nice touch for gifts to family and friends.

Flower arrangements for food and drinks

To make meals and drinks more interesting, you can add flowers that you can eat, like pansies or nasturtiums. These flowers are beautiful and add color. They also have interesting tastes that make food and drinks taste better. Add flower leaves to the plates to make a pretty show that goes with the flower theme.

Final tips and inspiration

Recap the various DIY projects and their impact on the graduation party. Try to think outside the box and enjoy the process of decorating with flowers. Here are some last-minute tips for keeping flowers fresh during the party:

  • Let the flowers be in water until the end of the party.
  • Mist flowers with water to save their freshness.
  • Ensure flowers stay moist by using flowery foam.

These simple tips and ideas will help you to arrange an unforgettable graduation party which will remain in memory for a long time.

A peonies gallery of my gorgeous peony blooms, pink, white, magenta and other perennial flowers that my Grandma planted over the last fifty years!
(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

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