Cut your flowers in a dome shape with the larges fullest flowers in the center. Remove all leaves that will fall below the rim of the vase. The leaves left soaking in the water can cause toxins that will keep your flowers from lasting as long.
Place the flowers in the vase. While holding onto the arrangement structure, pour in the florist marbles or polished stones. This will hold them in place.
Mix together a packet of floral preservative (comes with the flowers at the florist or grocery store) into a quart of water (or per packet instructions). Pour the water into the vase.
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