With their long, curvy stems, tulips are quite elegant -- unless you try to arrange them in your favorite widemouthed vase. If you do, the blooms will tumble haphazardly all over the place. Here's a clever way to corral tulips or any bendy-stemmed flowers.
Vase Within a Vase How-To
Cluster flowers in a narrow cylinder, which gives structure to the arrangement while letting the stems fall into a graceful shape, and then hide the cylinder inside a wider, taller container.
This is also a good way to protect the inside of a delicate vase or display flowers in a vessel that's not watertight.