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The simplest flower arrangements sometimes are the most striking. They also allow for the greatest flexibility in achieving unique looks. Try carnations to get you started.

  1. Before you begin, prepare your container, or containers, with fresh water and floral food according to the directions on the packet. Arrange individual flower stems in your hand to form a mounded shape. Add more stems to get the size you want.
  2. Tie them all together using a green chenille stem or pipe cleaner. If you want a more formal look, use ribbon or raffia.
  3. Trim off the bottom of the stems so they are all the same length. Depending on the vase you choose and the length you cut the stems, you can create a variety of looks.

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