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We’ve all been there: You prepare roses for a vase arrangement, don’t pay attention – and one of the sensitive stems snaps off! The only remedy is to put the damaged rose in an extra-small vase. However, with our tip, this will no longer be a problem in the future. Simply grab your tesafilm®, tear off a piece and wrap it around the damaged stem, thus splinting it. It also works very well for sunflowers!
Short instructions for the "first aid" for roses and many more ideas are available here:
It may be quite tricky to arrange flowers in vases with wide openings. You usually need quite a bunch, because otherwise the single flowers will constantly fall apart or not stay in place. Since very few of us have great skill in tying a bouquet, we usually buy ready-made bouquets. Which from time to time is certainly a nice alternative, but in the long run it costs a fortune. Our tip – do it like the professionals: Use tesafilm® to create a grid with approx. 2 cm spacing across the vase opening. This way, the stems can simply be inserted into the gaps and remain perfectly in place.
"Very often, small tricks can make a big difference: I particularly like to arrange delicate wildflowers with the vase trick – it saves time and money."
Complete instructions and many more ideas are available here: