DIY | hanging floral arrangement with loofah cucumber and spring flowers in test tubes

Hängegesteck mit Luffa Gurke und Frühlingsblumen in Reagenzgläsern

Today I show you a step-by-step tutorial, how you can easily make a hanging floral arrangement with a loofah cucumber! The dried Luffa cucumber is a great plugging aid. Especially in combination with small test tubes, which just fit into the holes of the loofah cucumber. The test tubes are simply inserted through the holes and then decorated with colorful spring flowers. Simple, pretty and sustainable!


Here you can see what tools I used for the hanging floral arrangement with loofah: You need a pair of household scissors for the ribbons, flower scissors for the spring flowers and a knife for the loofah cucumber.

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Household scissors*
Flower scissors*
I use the Japanese flower scissors Okatsune 304*


These are the materials I used for the spring arrangement: a dried loofah cucumber, three small test tubes, nylon cord, a velvet ribbon in mint, a felt cord in pink, sisal grass and spring flowers, such as tulips, daffodils, chess flower, bellis and primulas.

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Dried loofah cucumber*
Small test tubes*
Nylon cord*
Velvet ribbon (mint)*
Felt cord (pink)*
Sisal grass*
Spring flowers*


Step 1: Cut loofah cucumber

The first step is to cut a wide slice from the loofah cucumber. I use the knife for this.

Step 2: Expand holes of loofah cucumber

In order for the glass tubes to fit through the holes in the loofah cucumber, the holes need to be enlarged a bit. With the flower scissors, I cut out some material out, including the seeds.

Step 3: Attach nylon cord

The next step is to attach the nylon cord to the loofah cucumber. The arrangement will be hung up later with the help of the cord. I cut three pieces of equal length and attach a piece of string to each hole.

Then I knot all the nylon cord pieces together at the top.

Step 4: Attach ribbons

Two ribbons are used for decoration. I cut a piece each from the mint colored velvet ribbon and the pink felt cord.

Then I put both ribbons together around the loofah cucumber and knot them together.

Step 5: Put test tubes in loofah cucumber

Now the test tubes are put through the holes of the loofah cucumber.

Step 6: Add sisal grass

The next step is to wrap some sisal grass around the glass tubes and secure it with a knot.

Step 7: Cut flowers

The flower scissors are now used to cut the spring flowers. I cut the stems to different lengths.

Step 8: Fill test tubes with water

Now the test tubes are filled with water.

After that, the spring flowers are put into the test tubes.

And ready is the hanging floral arrangement with loofah cucumber and spring flowers in test tubes! I hope you enjoyed this DIY as much as I did and you like the sight of the spring arrangement!



Hi, I'm Jenny! I love flowers and easy DIY ideas. If you like my DIYs, have a look at my pins on Pinterest!

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