I like arranging flowers, the Martha Stewart way, i.e. cut out most of the stems of your flowers, and arrange the flowers in a short vase, compact with full bloom. Nevertheless, I have found it tricky to hold all the flowers together, until I read the tips from ellinee journal, a lovely design studio using paper and handcrafted goods . The trick is to use either a waterproof floral tape (or scotch tape if not available), or curly willow nest inside your container.
(photos courtesy of ellinee journal)