DIY | Make a Wild Spring Arrangements with a Kenzan yourself

Wildes Frfühlingsgesteck mit Kenzan selber machen

Today I’m going to show you how to make a wild spring arrangement with a Kenzan yourself. I use pink tulips and blue hyacinths as spring flowers. The branches and the blueberry herbs give the arrangement a wild look. I like to use the Kenzan (also known as a stick hedgehog) as an alternative plug-in aid for my flower arrangements. It is a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional floral foam. And with it you can easily make beautiful arrangements, for example a flower arrangement with daffodils, a arrangement with baby’s breath or a flower arrangement in pastel colors. The flowers are simply stuck onto the spines of the hedgehog!

With the following step-by-step instructions you can easily make the spring arrangement with Kenzan yourself!


Here you can see the tools I used for the spring decorations: flower pruners and flower scissors.

ToolSearch on…
Flower pruners*
I use the Japanese flower pruners Okatsune 103*
Flower scissors*
I use the Japanese flower scissors Okatsune 304*


These are the materials I used for the floral arrangement: a semi-circular vase, a kenzan, pink tulips, blue hyacinths, moss-covered branches and bilberry branches.

MaterialSearch on…
Semi-circular vase*
Kenzan (flower frog)*
Pink tulips*
Blue hyacinths*
Moss-covered branches*
Bilberry branches*

Instructions | Make a wild spring arrangements with Kenzan yourself

Step 1: Cut branches

In the first step, I shorten the moss-covered branches and the blueberry.

I use my flower pruners for this.

Step 2: Cut spring flowers

In the next step I cut the tulips and hyacinths.

I use my scissors for this. To make the arrangement more interesting, I cut the flower stems to different lengths.

Step 3: Insert kenzan flower frog

Now the kenzan is used.

I just put it on the bottom of the vase.

Step 4: Insert branches

Now it’s time to insert something!

I start with the mossy branches and put them on the spikes of the kenzan.

Then come the blueberry branches.

Step 5: Insert flowers

Now I put the hyacinths on the spikes of the Kenzan.

Then come the tulips.

Step 6: Pour water

As a step I fill the vase with some more water.

And the spring arrangement with Kenzan is ready! I hope you had as much fun with this DIY as I did and that you enjoy looking at the floral decorations!

If you would like to make a stick hedgehog yourself, take a look here: Upcycling: Floral Pin Frogs from Old Lids



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

Recommended Articles