How to Arrange Flowers in a Square Vase

Updated April 17, 2017

Square vases offer a nice contrast to the delicate, round shape of flowers. Use any size vase, and vary the height and width of the flowers to create a spectacular arrangement for your table or party. Keeping the flower arrangement simple is the key to using a square vase; stick with one kind of flower or one particular colour.

Choose a short, square vase that's approximately 2 to 3 inches in height. Alternately, use several smaller square vases of varying height.

Cut your flowers to fit the height of the vase. Hold the flower up to the outside of the vase to measure how much to cut off. Start by cutting less than you think is needed, and continue adjusting the length of the stem until it fits perfectly into the vase. Cut the stems at an angle so they easily absorb the water.

Fill the vase about half full of water. Insert the flowers into the vase. Pack the flowers in closely. Add more water if necessary.

Tie a piece of raffia around the vase. Wrap the raffia around the vase twice, then tie the loose ends into a bow.

Things You'll Need

  • Short, square vase
  • Flowers
  • Raffia
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Amy Hannaford teaches childbirth education classes and a healthy pregnancy series in Southern Oregon. Hannaford holds an Associate of Arts degree, a certificate in medical assisting, and has been a childbirth educator and birth doula for 20 years. She has been writing articles for Demand Media since 2008.