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Tulip Table Arrangements


  • Tulips, assorted (Martha likes the Triumph, Parrot, and French varieties)
  • Pussy willow branches
  • Clear cylinder vase (4 inches by 7 inches)
  • Wooden bucket (see below for ordering the Mini Grain Bucket)
  • Flower food
  • Clear elastic bands
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Cut pussy willow branches into 8- to 10-inch pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Make small bundles of 10 pieces and secure with clear rubber bands.

  3. Step 3

    Place the clear cylinder vase inside the wooden bucket.

  4. Step 4

    Wedge the bundles between the vase and the bucket.

  5. Step 5

    Pour warm water (plus flower food) into the vase.

  6. Step 6

    Arrange 20 tulips and secure them with a clear rubber band. Holding the tulips upside down while you're doing this works best.

  7. Step 7

    Evenly trim the tulip stems and place them in the vase.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2005