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Easy DIY Tulip Arrangement + Win a $25 Craft GC (2 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 23, 2012 · 232 comments

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While I absolutely love fresh flowers, I have to admit I've never been a big fan of roses. They're over priced (and even more so for holidays), and frankly, I think they're kind of boring. I'd far prefer a dramatic bouquet of cut tulips any day -- like this fun, Spring-like arrangement that I made yesterday!

It was really easy to put together -- all you need are tulips, a lemon, and a mason jar. I think Le Parfait jars are so pretty, but they can get a little spendy. You can often find just the bottoms at thrift stores when the lids get broken, which is perfect for flower arrangements.

The first thing you'll want to do is trim about an inch off the bottom of each flower to allow them to take in more water so they last longer. Fill your jar with water and arrange the flowers. Then slice up your lemon into 1/4" rounds and tuck them into the jar around the flower stems.

The lemons will have the tendency to float to the top, but the stems should help anchor them into place. I'd just recommend adding them where you plan to display your arrangement so you don't have to move it after you get them placed exactly where you want them.

And that's it -- a beautiful arrangement that takes only minutes to put together.

Two lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will win a $25 gift card to the craft store of their choice -- Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joanne Fabrics -- to put together their own tulip arrangement!

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Just leave a comment on this post sharing which store you would choose and what kind of arrangement you'd like to do!

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2012 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. At the end of the Contest Period one entrant will be selected by the Sponsor from the eligible pool of entries. Read the complete official rules. Good luck!

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{ 232 comments }

1 Carol April 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Probably Hobby Lobby.
I love Gerbera Daisies.

2 Jennifer April 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

I'd choose Michaels and I'd love to make something with either gerber daisies or sunflowers. Something happy :)

3 Mandy B April 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

I would use it for JoAnn Fabrics. I would make a very bright, vivid flower arrangement. I love colors that really pop!!

4 Misty April 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Oooh! I would hit up Michael's and see if I could put together a beautiful display of Peonies. They are so pretty!

5 Patricia April 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Michaels for a daisy arrangement

6 Rebecca Mancini April 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

I would love to do a spring tropical arraignment. Hobby Lobby would be the store of choice, I was just there for the first time last week to get stuff to make prom corsage. It is not very close, but it is an AMAZING store.

7 Jen Fitzpatrick April 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

I would love to win a gift card to Joanne's and I would do something with daisies

8 Kristen April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

I love your tulip arrangement. I think I'd have to do something similar. And I'd go to Michael's.

9 Pauline H April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

i would like Michael's crafts.. i go there often. i'd love to try the tulip arrangement, looks so pretty.

10 Dawn April 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

I choose Michael's. I would love to try your tulip arrangement. It is so beautiful!

11 Gladys H April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

Michaels would be my choice! I would make an arrangement using calla lilIes and tulips in a tall vase with maybe some river rocks or bright gems on the bottom.

12 Shirley Stewart April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I would choose Micheals, they have a large store right by me love going there.I would try your idea with Gerber Daisys love them and the jar would make a great arangement.

13 melinda April 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hobby Lobby! and do the tulips with lemons.

14 Arianah Watts April 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would choose Michael's and I would use Hydrangeas.

15 Cheryl Jones April 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Michael's please. I would love to make and iris and daisy arrangement.

16 megan April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hobby Lobby is my fav. and I think I would do a mix of tulips and daisies and slices of orange to give it a boost of color in my kitchen.

17 Lea April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I would use it for JoAnn Fabrics and would make a very bright, vivid flower arrangement using oranges so they would pop!!

18 Cat Stevens April 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I would prefer Michaels. Love the tulip arrangement!

19 cat April 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I would do a tulip arrangment and I would go to Joann's.

20 Jen April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I would go to JoAnn Fabrics. I would get some bright colored gerbera daisies.

21 Rebecca April 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I think I would perfer hobby lobby. I love the tulip arrangement! I think I would get some pink ones to mix in with yellow.

22 Nancy April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love the arrangement that

you made with the lemons and tulips. I would go to Hobby Lobby

23 Amy April 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Michael's since it's the only one close by and definitely something with daffodils. They're like little suns!

24 lanagarmon April 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love the tulip, hope win

25 Jan G. April 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I would love to do an arrangement of peonies (pink) with some lime slices in the bottle as you did. It would make me sooooo happy! :)

26 Jan G. April 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Sorry - I forgot to say that I would like to make my arrangement at Michael's

27 Kim R April 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I would prefer Hobby Lobby -- a fun store to get lost in and find some cool stuff. The tulip arrangement is gorgeous--I would just go with some deeper colors, maybe purples or reds.

28 Alisha April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I love hobby lobby! My tulips are just started to bloom, what perfect timing!

29 Lynn L April 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I would choose Michael's and it would be fun to create an display of sunflowers for the summer, maybe adding the lemons. Thanks for the giveaway!

30 Amy April 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I would choose Hobby Lobby and I love Lilies.

31 Katrina April 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Michael's would be my store of choice and since gerbera daisies are my favorite I would probably do an arrangement with them!

32 jenni April 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I would choose Joanns. I love tulips and daffodils. They remind me of the one's my mom had in our yard when I was growning up.

33 Beth Ryan April 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I love Hobby Lobby and I would like to do anything that I can do to match my yellow kitchen!! Daisies, tulips, lily's...it all sounds like it would be beautiful.

34 Sheila April 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Joanns! I'd probably try tulips.

35 Margaret April 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Michael's has a great class. I've seen some arrangements with daisies that I really like.

36 Linda O April 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I love Michaels, Joanns and Hobby Lobby!

37 Anne marie April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Hobby Lobby - lilacs!

38 Melanie P April 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Would love to win a Michaels gift card. I would make something with Gerber Daisys :)

39 Shelly April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I would do Gerbera Daisies and would love Hobby Lobby.

40 karina house April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I'd choose Michael's and go with something purple.

41 nancy April 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Would love ro make an arrangement to be displayed at work so that my coworker and i could enjoy! Would use tulips to as they are her favorite flower and i love the colors!

42 Margizie April 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I would like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. My daughter is getting married next year and this would allow us to practice making a centerpiece with purple or blue flowers.

43 Deborah M April 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I would make an arrangement for my outside deck and I would you Joanns

44 Julie R April 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Michaels and I love the tulips.

45 deb April 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I would choose Joann Fabrics only because on their proximity to my area...I love crafting ...I always have something on my table as a centerpiece...usually fresh flowers that may be in season.

46 Joanna April 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I love JoAnne Fabrics. I would love to make an arrangement that I could use as a template for my upcoming wedding. Redskins/Steelers themed, so flowers with those colors.

47 Tricia April 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Joann's for a daisy arrangement.

48 Maura April 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Michaels is my favorite - and I'd love to do an arrangement with hydrangeas!

49 Kayla April 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I would pick Hobby Lobby and I would pick daisies!

50 Darla April 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I would love to have a gift card to use at Michaels for my daughter's wedding. Tulips would be lovely!

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