Putting it all together _ Once you have selected your flowers and vase, its time to start putting things together. If possible, first cut each flower stem diagonally about one inch from the bottom while holding the end of the stem under warm water. Use your kitchen sink or a large basin. This helps ensure each stem will absorb moisture and nutrients easily. As you cut each flower, transfer it to a temporary "work" vase, which should be halfway full of water.
Involving Your Children in Interior Decorating _ Even if you have little kids, you still probably want to enjoy a beautified home. Of course, completing home decoration projects can be hard to do if children are constantly suspending your work or somehow getting in the way. One way to solve the problem is to get them involved rather than trying to keep them away. If you are doing something that a younger person cannot do, give them a similar project that they are old enough for. These experiences are ones kids (and you) will remember_and you are giving your children an opportunity to take pride in their endeavors. Search the Internet for project ideas you can do with your kids. Using hanging baskets, tall trees, and other large items that cannot be pulled down or messed up is always a good idea.