I really, really, really love keeping fresh flowers in our house. It makes me feel like a grown-up. It makes me feel girly. And it makes me smile. A lot. But truthfully, I can be a little lazy about arranging, so I am always on the lookout for quick and easy florals that look spectacular. (And being cost efficient doesn’t hurt either, now does it?)

I have an affinity for colors and rainbows, so I created this:

To make your own, you’ll need a few ingredients.

1. Lots of bud vases. I bought 5 from Michael’s. My favorite ones are these from Crate and Barrel. They are seriously tiny, adorable and hugely versatile.

2. Food coloring. I prefer the gel, which is easier to control and blend.

3. Flowers. I like white flowers like daisies and mums. Keep in mind if you use carnations they will quickly “absorb” the water and change color. I really love the contrast and pop of the colored water against crisp white flowers.

4. Water

Now create your rainbow by adding a few drops of the gel (use a toothpick; it’s much easier) into the water in each vase. Blend your colors as needed. If the color seems too bold, just pour out some of the mixture and add more water to lighten. You could do this in ombre in a single hue and it would be spectacular!!!

Flowers don’t have to be scary or intimidating, and this simple arrangement would be wonderful for a rainbow themed party!

Flower Arranging part 1 of 4

1. Rainbow Centerpiece by Mrs. Cake
2. Easy Roses by Mrs. Cake
3. Spring Flower Votives by Amy Christie @ This Heart of Mine
4. Test Tube Flower Arrangements by Mrs. Cake