Creating a Stand-Up Flower Spring Display

We hope you enjoy our simple, yet impactful Spring Flower Display. Here we share our step-by-step process for this easy stand-up flower display, ideal for adding a touch of seasonal color to your home or spring gathering. This method is particularly effective with flowers that have strong, fibrous stems, such as the roses and hydrangeas in our past displays. However, I experimented to see how it would work with hollow stems. 

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Materials Needed:

  • A heavy wooden plank (I repurposed an oak floor plank)
  • Finishing nails
  • Wood dowels 
  • Floral tape
  • Drill (optional, for additional greenery)
  • Flowers 
  • Silk Ribbons


Step 1: Prepare Your Base Start by selecting a sturdy wooden plank as your base. An oak floor plank works well, but any heavy wood piece will do. 

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Step 2: Attach Finishing Nails as Flower Holders Use finishing nails to create holders for your flowers. Trim the tips of the nails at an angle to form sharp points, making it easier to insert the stems. Space the nails according to your design and the size of your blooms, ensuring each flower will have enough space around to showcase your bow. To provide additional support for tall stems and heavy blooms, I used floral tape and attached a wooden skewer to the finishing nail. 

Step 3: Arrange Your Flowers Carefully insert the flower stems onto the finishing nails or wooden skewers. 

(Remember, this display is ideal for events lasting an afternoon, as some flowers might not withstand longer periods without water.)

Step 4: Drill Holes for Additional Greenery (Optional) If you wish to incorporate thin-stemmed greenery into your display, drill small holes between the nails. These holes provide the perfect spot to add a touch of greenery. Wispy fern or vines will add movement and contrast to the overall look of your arrangement.

spring flower display



Step 5: Add a Finishing Touch with Silk Ribbon Bows Enhance your stand-up flower display by adorning each stem in the front row with a silk ribbon bow. This final touch adds a layer of fun and drama. Choose colors to compliment your theme and use an assortment of widths and lengths to add visual interest. 

Step 6: Enjoy and Repurpose Once your event or gathering concludes, dismantle the display and give your flowers a second life by placing them in a vase with water. This way, you can continue to enjoy their beauty even after the party ends.