Tomfo Yamba Scandi

DIY Modern Flower Arrangement



They say if you plant a garden…

you plant happiness.


I remember my grandma used to make beautiful flower arrangements.

And my friend’s mum.

{Clever ladies}


I think,

even simple green foliage can make a beautiful flower arrangement.


You can make this easy DIY modern flower arrangement with foliage

you probably already have in your garden.

Here’s how I made this one.


DIY Modern Flower Arrangement

What you will need:

1 floral foam brick

1 shallow tray to hold the oasis

I shallow vessel (I got this boat from here)

Plants from your garden/florist

I used Grevillea, Gum Nuts, Murraya, Viburnum, Wooly Plant, Rhapis Palm and Novelty Poms.

{Chose foliage that has different shades of green and texture}


How to:

Lay your plants out in groups.

Place the oasis in a shallow tray.

(I got mine from my gorgeous local florist)

Then saturate the oasis with water.


You’re ready to create.


Start adding the greenery.

I added Rhapis palm fronds on each side of the oasis.


To cut the longer stems into smaller pieces.

Snip close to the part where the leaf joins the stem
and you can get 2-3 stems from one piece.




Then start adding more greenery.

Dabs of Viburnum, Murraya and Wooly plant.


Make a shape like a soft mountain,

taller in the middle

and shorter on the sides.




To finish off…

add the Gum Nuts, Grevillea and Novelty Poms as spots of colour.

Trim down any taller stems to create your soft mountain shape,

then place in your vessel.

{You don’t need a fancy vessel, a white rectangular platter will also look great}



I love the textures of this arrangement against our table.

Even the floor.



Like my soft mountain?


I’ve used the oasis many times as you can see in the pics above.

Try adding 3 white flowers

{Hibiscus or Camellia if you like a bit of colour.}


a candle in the middle.

The possibilities are endless.




I like the fact that you could whip one of these up

with greenery you already have in your garden…

or a friendly neighbours.

{and perhaps a couple of special flowers from the florist}



You can create it yourself.

{Like your own little bit of art therapy.}


It reminds me of my grandma and my friend’s mum.


They knew…

if you plant a garden…

you plant




Fancy going green and making your own flower arrangement?

It’s easy to do…

{I even reckon my brother could do it!}




Have a great weekend guys.


Live with Love,




Why not subscribe here so you don’t miss a FREEBIE or the new shop launch?


Linking up with HIT, With Some Grace and The Ultimate Rabbit Hole.





13 responses to “DIY Modern Flower Arrangement”

  1. Gjee gjee says:

    Mum would love that!!!
    If you haven’t been told already today…..
    You’re awesome!!!! Xx

  2. Heidi says:

    These tips are so useful! I’ve just started using flowers in my photos for my social media, I’ll be sure to include these tips thankyou x
    Heidi recently posted…How long after a spray tan can I shower?My Profile

  3. Like everything, you do, it’s just gorgeous! It looks so easy even I could make it… I think! Happy weekend, lovely!
    Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid recently posted…The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #58My Profile

  4. You have made this look so simple and so professional. Maybe this is something I can try as i buy myself flowers every week.
    Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection recently posted…To every mother with boysMy Profile

  5. Wow. This looks so awesome.I wish my thumbs were greener I’d totally give this a go but our garden is pretty sparce. I think I need to plant me some happiness! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the wkend! Xx
    shannon @my2morrows recently posted…The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #58My Profile

  6. You are so clever lady and your steps make me think I possibly could pull this together too. Possibly!
    Karin @ Calm to Conniption recently posted…The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #58: Pirate Houses and Chicken GaloreMy Profile

  7. Grace says:

    So pretty! They look good enough for wedding reception centrepieces! You are one talented lady x
    Grace recently posted…FYBF – A night of #comedyvsracismMy Profile

  8. So pretty and you make it look so easy! Thank you for sharing your secrets, I will have to give it a go myself! xx
    Nicole @ The Builder’s Wife recently posted…My Trade Story with Alix ClarkeMy Profile

  9. Stunning arrangement – would look gorgeous on my dining table I’m sure!
    Leanne @ GetawayGuru recently posted…A travel ‘essential’ you don’t needMy Profile

  10. So easy – what a great, idea. I love the gumnuts and the texture they bring. I am still swooning over your table…what a buy, it is incredible xx
    Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living recently posted…Feature Friday: European design meets Australian lifestyleMy Profile

  11. Bec Senyard says:

    I just love this Lisa. It looks fantastic. I love all your pictures! They’re so clear and the plant arrangement looks like a professional one. Well done. 🙂
    Bec Senyard recently posted…When The Highs and Lows of Life CollideMy Profile

  12. […] Home Improvement Thursday last week, Lisa from TOMFO shared how to make a modern flower arrangement. You have to agree that it looks fantastic. I definitely want to give this a go at our […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

    pinterestInstagramFacebook    Twitter    Google+     BLOGLOVIN

Sarah-Preston-TomfoHi I'm Sarah, I'm a blogger and an artist who’s made the sea change and moved to the north coast of Australia. I love an easy DIY and making my house my canvas, my new home has become my greatest project: Yamba Scandi. Come visit me in my shop to view my collection of prints, canvasses, home decor and paper goods READ MORE.

Sarah Preston

Yamba Scandi Collection | Tomfo | Scandinavian prints | black & white prints | wall art decor  

Yamba Scandi Collection // Black and white prints and canvasses // Home decor //Paper goods

Santa's beard calendar | Christmas countdown calendar | Tomfo | Christmas calendar | Advent calendar


  Visit Tomfo's profile on Pinterest.
    POPULARPOSTSTOMFO-DIY-TASSLE-GARLAND diy wire memo board | Tomfo | Yamba Scandi | memo board   TOMFO-SHOP-Age-cards   DIY tree art sculpture | Tomfo | Yamba Scandi | Scandinavian inspired | diy concrete ideas   TOMFO-DIY-GEO-BOXES    

Unless otherwise stated everything posted on Tomfo

is © Tomfo. Thank you xx