I know I’m 5 months late in posting this. Better late than never! Or you can see it as preplanning for the upcoming Holiday in the next 7 months. These flower arrangements will not disappointment for the upcoming holiday. Try out one or all of these designs for your next dinner or holiday party.
Christmas Flower Table Centerpiece
Supplies (all flowers purchased from Krogers)
green baby hydrangeas
15″ wood box (Micheals)
6″ red satin ribbons (Micheals)
Winter Wonderland Flowers in a Box
Supplies (all flowers purchased from Sam’s Club)
red hypericum berries
grey Spanish moss (Hobby Lobby)
wet floral foams – oasis brand (Sam’s club or Amazon)
Sorry for the delay in posting. Life happens! I will start posting new images of my flower design creations from last year starting where I have left off in October 2018. Try these flower ideas from using a bunch of mix flowers to flower topiary and flowers in a box. I hope you enjoy these flower inspirations and go out and make some for that special person in your life.
Fall is finally here in North Texas after 3.5 long months of 100+ degree weather! Fall color flowers are so awesome with bold shades of orange, yellow, and red. Gear up and create one for your upcoming Fall harvest event.
I grew up my entire life in the South and would not have it any other way. I was fortunate enough have grown up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 1 hour east of New Orleans surrounded by a beautiful beach, an Air Force base (opportunity to meet people from all walks of life) and the best seafood in the South. Nothing beats southern hospitality with a touch of modern charm.
These elegant mini arrangements are very inexpensive to create. My entire cost for all 7 arrangements was around $25 excluding the free thyme, rosemary & oregano from my garden. So no excuses on creating a beautiful and inexpensive arrangement for that someone special! Enjoy!
For instruction on how to create these flowers in a box, please CLICK HEREor refer to my page titled, “Flowers Tips & Guides.”
1 dozen of hot pink roses (Krogers)
1 bundle of hot pink spray roses (Krogers)
5 mini 3″x 3″ kraft boxes (Dollar Tree)
1 small floral print 3″ x 5″ rectangle box (Dollar Tree) – NOT SHOWN
1 block of wet floral foam (Amazon or any kraft stores)
1 pack of table vinyl (Dollar Tree)
1 candleholder vase (Dollar Tree)
thyme, rosemary & oregano (free from my garden but you can use any greenery such as holly from your flowerbed or garden as a filler)
Optional: Tea leaf ribbon for lining inside of candleholder vase (Amazon or Micheals)
Optional: floral crowning spray to help seal the flower moisture (Sam’s Club or Amazon) or a mist with water.
Summer in Texas this year has been excruciating! The temperature has been in the 3 digits for months. My attempt to grow a flower garden has failed due to the heat and lack of rain. But on the bright side, I was able to get my herb garden started and will start blogging about it on Herbs, Garden & more page. CLICK HERE to check it out.
Even with the downfall of my flower garden this Summer, I was still able to make some awesome arrangements using grocery stores flowers. Enjoy!
Here’s my final 2017 Holiday flower arrangement and my first 2018 flower arrangement both using my flowers in a box theme. I thought I would save time by combining both flower designs into 1 blog by ending 2017 with the start of 2018. One thing I do love doing is using bold and vibrate colors flowers within my flower creations. All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers within the Dallas, TX area and the photo boxes were purchased from Hobby Lobby.
For step by step instruction on how to creation one of these beautiful flowers in a box arrangement, please CLICK HERE for instruction sheet.
Enjoy and check by soon for my 2018 Lunar New Year flower design inspirations!
Nothing is more fabulous than making a special 40th Birthday Flowers in a box edition for one of my big sister! The BIG 40TH is a major mile stone for anyone reaching this point within his/her life. Bold and chic summer colors were my inspiration for this arrangement. Enjoy!
2 dozen lavender roses
2 large bundle of hot pink carnations
2 stems of purple alstromerias
2 stems of green hermit poms
3 stems of white carnations
1 large green spider mum
fillers: gray Spanish moss, sweet mint (not shown) and rosemary
This is my first time ever making gifts for Teachers Appreciation Day. Since my son attends 2 different schools, Pre-K in the morning and Montessori at noon, I had 2 groups of Teachers Appreciation gifts to create within the same week! I ponder a bit on what to make trying to stay within budget. Then I saw these cutes boxes at Dollar Tree and thought it would be nice to make a mini version of my Flower in a Box design.
So here they are! All flowers were purchased at my local Krogers in Wylie and Plano, TX, the rosemary from my flowerbed, and the grey preserved moss from Hobby Lobby. The cost came out around $7 per arrangement.
CLICK HEREfor sample instruction on how to create the Flowers in a Box design or refer to my Flower Tips & Guide section.
Thanks for visiting my blog and and have a great day!
I must admit that making flower arrangements for baby boys are much harder than baby girls! This is probably because finding flowers in shades of blue can be a major challenge. Fear no more, here are 3 baby boy themed flower arrangements that will definitely be a hit. All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers in Wylie and Plano, Texas.
WRAPPED FLOWER BOUQUET, FLOWERS IN A BOX & WHITE FLOWERS IN A ROUND VASE
Optional: cellophane paper or use the mylar wrapping cover that was used to hold the flowers when purchased from the store.
2-3 paper towels soaked in water
1 sandwich size ziplock bag
water spray bottle
ASSEMBLING THE FLOWERS
Clean and remove all outer petals from roses and remove 50-75% of all leaves and foliage from all flower stems.
Set up your flower work space by sorting each flowers by same kind: roses with roses and carnations with carnations….etc
Start the bouquet by building a bottom foundation using the white alstroemerias and mini white carnations. I always use filler flowers for this step because I want the prettier flowers such as the roses to be the focal/center point.
Then select about 3-4 roses and stack them on top of the bottom layer ensuring to place the roses 1-2″ down from the very top of the previous layer. The goal is to build the bouquet by stacking and placing the flowers 1-2″ from the previous layer. (REFER TO EXAMPLES BELOW)
Keep repeating layers until you have used up all the flowers. The amount of flowers per layer will decrease as more and more layers get added.
The amount of layers will varies depending on the size of your bouquet and the amount of flowers you want to use within the bouquet.
When flowers are completely assembled, use either twine or rubber bands to hold the bouquet in place.
Now cut the flower stems evenly to your desire length. I like cutting mine 4″ to 6″ from the flower base of the final layer.
Soak about 2-4 paper towels in water. Wrapped the wet paper towels around all stems of the bouquet.
Use a sandwich size bag or larger and place stem of flowers wrapped in the wet towels inside the bag in order to keep the flowers hydrated.
Optional: You can add some wet floral foam to the flower stems 1st then wrap the wet paper towels around the floral foam covering the stems. The floral foam method will keep the flowers hydrated for longer periods of time.
Use several layers of clear tape to wrap and seal the top of the ziplog bag around the bouquet.
Optional: You can use clear cellophane paper or the same mylar bag from your flower purchase to make an initial flower wrap of the bouquet. This process reinforces the bouquet and catches any water that may leak out from the wet paper towels/floral foam.
Cut 2 pieces of the table vinyl cover into a square about 1.5 times the size of the bouquet. You can cut smaller layers if wrapping around the bouquet with multiple layers.
Cut 1 long narrow piece of kraft paper ranging about 12″ in width. Then cut an additional 3 smaller pieces about 6″ in width.
REFER TO EXAMPLES BELOW for paper cutting and placement order.
Wrap bouquet following the order sequin of the 2nd diagram above then use a ribbon to tie bouquet together.
Your wrapped flower bouquet is now complete.
For a final touch, spray flowers with fresh water from a bottle. This process help hydrates the flowers faster since the bouquet is not placed into a water filled vase.
#1.5 – LEFT OVER FLOWER CREATION
I created this arrangement from the left over white carnations.