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Why Scotch Tape Should be Your Go-To Tool for Making Bouquets

Then, take your cut flowers and throw them in the dry vase to see if they all fit. Now, for this particular hack, you will need a bit more room for your buds than what’s normally used in traditional bouquet-making techniques. As a rule of thumb, ensure that the plants have a bit of breathing room—no scrunching those prized petunias!

Before you start going crazy with the water, take a roll of ordinary scotch tape and make a crosshatch pattern over the lip of the vase. You can either make a wider grid with bigger squares for a less complex floral pattern or a narrower grid for something a bit more spectacular!

As you’ll quickly notice, this crosshatch barrier makes it so that your flowers don’t slip and slide around. It may be a small change, but it really makes all the difference.

To keep your one-of-a-kind bouquet fresh for the longest possible time, we recommend heeding the Mythbusters’ advice. Simply place the entire bouquet, vase and all, in your fridge every night. They tested this trick against the better-known Sprite, aspirin, and vodka flower-freshening hacks, but this one did best.

Now, we have to say, the scotch tape trick does SOUND awfully simple, but it’s tricky enough that we think you need to see it done before you try it. To get the full tutorial, be sure to watch the video below. We will definitely be displaying more flowers in our home from now on!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this flower hack. Have you tried the scotch tape method before? If so, do you have any tips on how to best build the bouquet? What flowers display best in your house?