Triangle floral arrangements are commonly found in almost any flower shop you visit. These arrangements work for the home, office, or hospital as well as weddings and funerals. Wedding and funeral arrangements are typically larger and grander than their everyday counterparts. It is also possible to make a smaller triangle arrangement containing only three blooms and some filler.
Use three blooms with a small amount of greenery, like ivy, and filler, like baby's breath. Arrange the three blooms in a triangular shape with the centre flower being the highest. The two lower blooms should be slightly offset from each other. These flowers should be open and full to create a three-dimensional arrangement, not a flat one. Insert minimal greenery or leaves and filler so the arrangement doesn't appear bare, but don't overfill it, either. Walk around the bouquet to make sure it's attractive from every angle. This arrangement should be simple and basic to put together, yet add elegance and beauty to your decor.
Symmetrical Triangle Arrangement
Arrange a small triangular floral arrangement for a church or wedding altar, shelf or other place where the front will be visible but not the back. Use presoaked floral foam in the container of your choice. Arrange hefty and lengthy greenery, such as myrtle and ivy, with the myrtle in the back. Insert the tallest stem--about two times the height of the container--near the centre rear of the floral foam sticking straight up. Place two more flowers sticking straight out; the total width should be roughly two-thirds of the height. This will be your frame and guide you in filling in the arrangement.
Fill in your triangle by adding about five short stems sticking straight out in front of the arrangement and filling in the triangle sides. Remember to place the stems pointing outward as you create a basic triangle outline so the arrangement isn't flat. This will add depth to the arrangement.
Insert filler flowers, such as spray carnations or spray roses. Insert three to five of your main flowers, such as lilies. The largest should be at the bottom, and they should be spread out in a triangular shape.
Asymmetrical or L-Shaped Triangle
Put together a smaller arrangement forming an asymmetrical triangle that resembles the letter L. These arrangements are typically smaller than symmetrical arrangements and look best in low, shallow containers. If you're using fresh flowers, stick them in a presoaked block of floral foam. Insert two long stems forming an L slightly left of the centre of the container. Place your largest flower, which will be the focal point, where the two stems come together. Fill in the rest with shorter greenery, a long stem of smaller complementary flowers, and one or two more large flowers arranged around the focal flower. Add a bow or other decoration in front of the focal flower if you desire.
- Silk Flower Smart
- Flower arranging: step-by-step instructions for everyday designs; Teresa P. Lanker; 2006