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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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1 Kathy April 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I would go to hobby lobby and probably put together an assortment of spring colored flowers.

2 Anne April 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I love Michaels and and would use spring flowers.

3 Terry April 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I would go to Michael's and put together a bright arrangement Hydrangeas!

4 Sheila April 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I would go to Joannes and do tulips,I love tulips.

5 Sheila April 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Loves Joannes and loves Tulips.

6 Kellie April 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I would choose Michael's and do something fun with carnations!

7 Naomie April 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I would choose Michaels, they have a little bit of everything, and they're closest to where I live.

8 Noel April 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I'd make a summary arrangement from Michaels

9 Carol April 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Love the tulips, would choose Joannes

10 Erika April 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Joanne's, The tulips are the way to go!

11 Marcie April 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Roses would be my choice, love Joannes Fabrics!

12 Will April 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Definitely summery daisies or plants designed at Joannes

13 Lucy April 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love peonies and annuals, but those flowers pictures are gorgeous in that display! Michaels or Joannes is my fave!

14 Ellen B April 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Michaels - wild flowers

15 Brynne April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Michael's. I'd make a similar arrangement for my engagement party. Tulips are so pretty!

16 cwaltz April 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I would choose Micheals. I'd love to make an arrangement for our porch area. I have a retro yellow glider and splashes of red. I'm thinking geraniums in a yellow vase maybe.

17 Beth April 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I like the tulips above from joann's

18 Kim M April 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I would go to Joann and make a beautiful silk arrangement of spring flowers!

19 Jessica April 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I would go to Hobby Lobby and use tulips and maybe some others in there...
I can't believe you took those pictures--they look like they are from a magazine! You go girl!

20 Chris B. April 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I'd choose Hobby Lobby and I'd do an arrangement with sunflowers.

21 Louise April 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I love tulips and would buy at Micheals.

22 Larena April 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I would choose JoAnn Fabrics! My arrangement would be lilacs!

23 Theresa April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I'd probably go to Hobby Lobby and I love arrangements with mixed greenery and dried twigs and just a little splash of color.
Thanks for the chance

24 Kristen G. April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I'd go to Joann's and I'd use some pretty pink flowers.

25 Sarah Hans April 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hobby Lobby. They have a great glass and ribbon selection. I think for the bouquet itself I would like to do Daisies with a few branches of Rosemary (I have TONS) and slices of small oranges or tangerines and limes, as a twist on this arrangement.

26 Sandy April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

JoAnn's. It's really close to my house. Tulips have always been my favorite. My daughter can help me with the display.

27 Kim April 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I would choose Micheals and I would use wild flowers.

28 Kristy April 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love Michael's and would do a bouquet of Gerbera Daisies.

29 Mj Nelson April 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I'd choose Hobby Lobby (since it's the most convenient to me) to make this beautiful flower arrangement! What could be more cheerful than sunny yellow tulips and lemons : )? It coordinates with my kitchen beautifully--thanks for the inspiration!

30 Connie April 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Michael's - the choices there would be endless

31 Mrs. Schmid April 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I would go to Joann's and put together a tulip or Gerba Daisy arrangement!

32 chely April 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I would go to Michael's and I too love tulips!

33 Melissa Hansson April 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I would love a Michael's card. I've got plans to make an exotic piece in honor of the beginning of tiki season!

34 Mellisa Willis April 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Tulips or Daisys at Hobby Lobby.

35 janine April 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I like Michael's, they have great sales and are close by!

36 NVL April 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

What a cute idea! I would do carnations or tulips. Michaels is one of our favorites

37 Rebecca J April 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I would do JoAnn's and I would do an arrangement of tulips! I love tulips!!!

38 Laura Hamrick April 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I would use it for Hobby Lobby. Seems to be my new fave over Michael's a JoAnns. thanks for the opportunity!

39 Melissa A. April 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I would choose Micheal's. I would like to do a tulip or daffodil arrangement.

40 ruth james April 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love going to Michael's with my grands!!!!

41 ALLA April 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Micheals is the closest to me and I would use Gerba Daisy for an arrangement.

42 Mindy April 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Michael's and tulips!! :)

43 patty April 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I would go to Michael's and I love Tulips!

44 Trung Nguyen April 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I'd choose Joanne Fabrics and tullips

45 Mindy Ranck April 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I would get my craft supplies at michaels. We don't have any of the other stores around here.

46 Christina April 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Joann fabric! Love that store. I would use iris.

47 Brenda D. April 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I would go to Hobby Lobby. I would also make an arrangement out of tulips. I think tulips are pretty in a vase or a metal bucket, and add a couple hydrangeas heads in with them. I thought putting the lemons in the water was a very ingenious idea

48 Kellie April 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I would go to Michael's and I love the tulips! I might choose daffodils!

49 Claudia April 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I would choose Michael's.

50 marci h April 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Joanne Fabrics :)

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