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This is how Hanataba works

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This is how Hanataba works

In this example, we describe how to use your large Hanataba (but don’t worry, the small one works just the same). Whether you’ve ventured out on a delightful walk in search of wildflowers and meadow grass, brought home Friday’s flowers from your favorite store, or harvested homegrown flowers from the garden, it’s important to care for your materials. You do this by clearing the stems of leaves and thorns, giving the flowers new cut surfaces with a good knife (be careful) or sharp secateurs, and placing them in cold water. You can learn more about material care. ( HERE )

1. Set up your Hanataba

Screw the top on without tightening.

  • Then, turn the top about half a turn counterclockwise. 👈
  • Adjust so that all holes in the top and bottom are completely parallel. When the 3 (large) marked holes in the image align, your Hanataba is set. Make sure the top does not move.

2. Silicone disk

  • Attach the self-adhesive silicone disk to the underside. Place it over the holes and press firmly to ensure a good fit. While not mandatory, using the silicone disk helps keep thin stems in place to prevent them from slipping.
  • The silicone disk is intended for your large Hanataba. Your small Hanataba is designed for 7 slightly thicker flowers, such as lilies, and therefore does not require the silicone disk.

3. Arrange your flowers


  • If you haven’t already prepared your flowers, you can find instructions at the top of the page. Place the first flower in the center hole and continue outward, row by row. It’s helpful to angle your Hanataba so you can see the underside as the flowers go through the holes at the bottom.

4. Trim the stems

  • Cut the stems to the desired length. It’s advisable to use sharp secateurs to avoid crushing the stems.

5. Turn. Voilà!

  • The magic moment! Turn the top clockwise. Place your
  •  bouquet in a vase or on a water-filled dish. If necessary, adjust by holding your Hanataba and gently pulling on the stems to ensure the bouquet stands straight and nice

5. Turn. Voilà!

There are some tips & tricks that you’ll find useful to know.

You’ve probably already figured out that there are flowers that don’t fit in your Hanataba! Some flowers can be thinned out by removing leaves and gently “shaving” the stem with a knife. The flower won’t be damaged by this unless you cut too much. Bring the lid of your Hanataba when you buy flowers and test if they fit into the holes.