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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 Claire April 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I'd like to do a pink-themed arrangement. I go to Joanne's.

2 Claudia April 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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3 vick April 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I would goto hobby lobby and pickup anything that would be nice and bright because they go to the cemetary where I have done my father in laws vase but now have to do my hubands to.

4 Debbie Jackson April 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

joanne crafts and i'd do an arrangement in pink with fabric covering debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

5 Maralea April 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I would choose Hobby Lobby. A tulip arrangement is what I would do also...my favorite flower!

6 kathleen April 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

i would oick michaels and i need a southwest themed arrangement.

7 Jennifer April 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Hobby lobby or michael's!

8 Shawna April 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I would choose Michaels and I would do an arrangement with Iris's

9 Megan April 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I would be heading to Michael's to do a bright cheery yellow/pink mix for my sister's bridal shower! This would be awesome for the garden party theme. :)

10 Julia April 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I'd choose Michael's and I'd go with a full yellow display in a mason jar

11 Stephanie/SwoodsonVintage April 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

id choose hobby lobby and make a neon arrangement!

12 Amy April 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I would do a Gerber Daisey bouquet!
Micheals

13 Shelley P April 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I would choose Joanne Fabrics and I'd love to do a beaytiful Tulip arrangement like shown or using Lilac Flowers.

14 Shannon April 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I like to use available flowers and leaves from my garden. I love Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Hobby Lobby now that we have a new store here locally.

15 Susan Salerno April 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I would love to do a yellow and orange arrangement. Your's is beautiful. My store would be Jo-Anne's

16 Idaho Jill April 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Tulips are my favorite, daisies are my mom's favorite, so I would make an arrangement with those for her. I would pick Joann Fabrics for her, too - she is a quilter, thanks!

17 Alison April 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I would do a spring or summer themed arrangement, maybe cherry blossoms or tulips. I would choose Joanne Fabrics.

18 Noel April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I think I'd pick Hobby Lobby. I love the above design actually! It's so fresh and happy, and I bet that the lemons make it smell so good!

19 Gina April 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I choose Hobby Lobby purple tulips would be my choice!

20 Sandra U. April 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I would choose Hobby Lobby and make a pink themed arrangement for my niece who is expecting twin girls!

21 Sandra U. April 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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22 adina April 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

michaels- a fake flower one!

23 Leah April 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I would choose Hobby Lobby & do the brightest arrangement possible. The skies have been so gray here for the past couple weeks! Bright flowers might balance that out. :)

24 Robin Bouza April 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I would choose Micheal's. I'm like a kid in a candy store, when I'm there!! Thinkin that the tulip arrangement would be really pretty. (Joanne's would be good too!)

Thanks for the giveaway!
Robin Bouza
robin_bouza@yahoo.com

25 Christina April 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I would go to Michaels and would love to make a similar tulip arrangement.

26 dawn April 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

michaels. i would do a hydrangea arrangement! thanks!

27 tracy link April 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Michael's. I would do an arrangement for my sister.

28 priscilla April 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Loved the idea..would like daisies..I shop at Michaels

29 dawn April 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

i'd like to go to michaels and make an arrangement for my dining room table.

30 Kim April 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I would make a pink arrangement with a little orange also. I really think pink and orange look so good together. I would pick Michael's store. You made a beautiful arrangement and I really like how you used the lemons with the flowers. Thanks for the chance.

31 Lynda Del April 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I'd choose Joann Fabrics and I'd make a daffodil arrangement.

32 Katie April 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Hobby Lobby and I love Calla Lilies!

33 Melissa Himes April 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Hobby Lobby! I would choose a gerbera daisy arrangement.

34 Jennifer L. April 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

JoAnn Fabrics. I would make the tulip arrangement that you displayed!

35 Heather Ratliff April 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I'd choose Hobby Lobby.

36 Yasemin I April 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I'm looking forward to using beautiful hydrangeas from my garden with lemons and plump blueberries. Can't wait!

37 Yasemin I April 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I'm looking forward to using beautiful hydrangeas from my garden with lemons and plump blueberries. Can't wait! I love to shop at Joann's.

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38 Elizabeth April 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I would choose a purple flower- maybe tulips, iris, or lillies. I would choose a gift card from Hobby Lobby. elizabethlilly@att.net

39 Robert W April 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Hobby Lobby
My wife loves yellow flowers.

40 Doreen H April 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I would choose Hobby Lobby.
I would try to use hydrangeas.

41 Denise Wilson April 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Hobby Lobby and JoAnn are my favorite places... :)
Daisies and yellow roses!

42 Stacy G April 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I like Michaels best...

43 Sharon Kay Boeding April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Tulips from Hobby Lobby.

44 Amanda Y. April 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Michael's! I love daffodils

45 Kat Rhodes April 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I would like a hobby lobby card because we dont have the other stores where we live. I would use daisies or we have Peonies in the yard and they would look and smell good.

46 Meri April 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Hobby lobby, like to Cala lilies or tulips.

47 Christina April 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I would pick Michael's and I would do something with lilies in memory of my dad! When I got married I couldn't decide on flowers, my dad suggested lilies and they were perfect! They've had a special place in my heart since.

48 lynne powell April 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I'd pick iris in yellow & purple right now--they're in season & gorgeous. Later my favorite flower would be carnations--smell so delicious, & so prettily ruffled. I'm not sure which Craft store, I love Michael's, Beverly's & Joann"s! (Gotta say the Dollar Tree has some great craft things & the price is always right.)

49 Danielle DeMarco April 24, 2012 at 1:11 am

Joanne Fabrics please, and i would do bird house bursting with flowers that would attract humming birds.

50 kathy April 24, 2012 at 3:23 am

I like Hobby Lobby. I love tulips also. Right now, I have a vase of tulips in the living room and they are yellow and red! Nice and bright!

51 Tracy April 24, 2012 at 6:37 am

I would use lilacs and would pick Michaels... thank you!

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