Holiday Flowers Design

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.

Enjoy!

Christmas Flower Table Centerpiece

Supplies (all flowers purchased from Krogers)

  • white hydrangeas
  • green baby hydrangeas
  • red roses
  • white lilies
  • fir
  • red gladiolas
  • 15″ wood box (Micheals)
  • 6″ red satin ribbons (Micheals)

Winter Wonderland Flowers in a Box

Supplies (all flowers purchased from Sam’s Club)

  • blue hydrangeas
  • red hypericum berries
  • grey Spanish moss (Hobby Lobby)
  • purple thistle
  • wet floral foams – oasis brand (Sam’s club or Amazon)
  • silver print photo box (Micheals)

Pretty in Pink Christmas Elegant

Supplies (all flowers purchased from Sam’s Club)

  • green illusion roses
  • pink illusion roses
  • red tulips
  • fuchsia spray roses
  • purple alstroemerias
  • fir fillers
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Random Fall Flower Creations!

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.

A Pretty Mix Bunch of Flowers

Flowers: (all purchased from Sam’s Club)

  • white hydrangeas
  • purple alstroemerias
  • pink/white charmelias
  • pink spray carnations
  • clear cylinder vase

Flower Topiary

Flowers: (all purchased from Sam’s Clubs)

  • blue hydrangeas
  • red & fushia alstroemerias
  • dusty brown mums
  • 8″ cylinder vase from Dollar Tree

Violet Love Flowers in a Box

Flowers: (all purchased from Sam’s Clubs)

  • violet carnations
  • yellow/peach hypericum berries
  • grey Spanish moss
  • floral box from Dollar Tree
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Fall Flowers Ideas Using Bold Colored Flowers

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.

Fall Harvest Flowers in a 12″x12″ Box

 

Grande Fall Flower Arrangement

 

Asymmetrical Contemporary Flower Arrangement

 

Elegant & Rustic Fall White Flower Arrangement

 

Other Flower arrangements

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Southern Charm Flowers in a Box

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 HERE or refer to my page titled, “Flowers Tips & Guides.”

Supplies

  • 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.

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My Summer Flower Arrangements

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!

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Ending 2017 and Starting 2018 with Awesome Flowers!

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!

2017 Holiday/Christmas Flowers in a Box#2

side view-2018 flowers in a box design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final 2017 Holiday/Christmas Flowers in a Box

1st 2018 Flower Creation

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Happy Holidays 2017 – Flowers in a Box Edition

Here’s the 1st from my Holiday flower collection. I used the traditional red and green color palette.  All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers in Plano, Texas.

Check back for more Holiday themed flower arrangements!

CLICK HERE for a Visual tutorial on how to create this beautiful flower arrangement.

Holiday 2017 Flowers in a Box Edition

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Flowers used: 1 dozen red roses, 5 stems of red alstromerias, 5 stems of pink snap dragon, 5 stems of large green spider mums
  • photo box (Hobby Lobby or Micheals)
  • table vinyl covers (Dollar Tree, Walmart or any the party supplies aisle at your local grocery stores)
  • 3/4 block of wet floral foam (Amazon or floral aisle at any kraft stores)
  • knife to cut floral foam
  • pruner or scissor to cut flowers
  • Spanish grey moss for accent (Hobby Lobby, Michaels or floral aisle at any kraft or grocery stores)
  • OPTIONAL: floral crowning spray to help prolong flowers (Amazon, Sam Clubs.com or floral aisle at any kraft or grocery stores)

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Happy 40th Birthday Flowers In A Box Edition

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!

40th Birthday Flowers in a Box

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • 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
  • 12×12 photo box
  • plastic table cover
  • 1.5 blocks of wet floral foams

DURING

 

FINAL

For more details on making a Flowers in a box design, please check out my Flower Tips & Guide page or CLICK HERE for instruction sheet.

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Teachers Appreciation Day Flowers in a Box

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.

 

Supplies Needed:

CLICK HERE  for 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!

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It’s a “Bouncing Baby Boy” Flower Themed Designs!

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

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#1 – BABY BLUE BOY CHIC WRAPPED FLOWER BOUQUET

FLOWERS

  • white roses
  • mini white carnations
  • white alstroemeria
  • willow branches

SUPPLIES

  • pruner
  • kraft paper
  • light blue table vinyl cover
  • floral wire
  • Optional: cellophane paper or use the mylar wrapping cover that was used to hold the flowers when purchased from the store.
  • rubberbands
  • 2-3 paper towels soaked in water
  • 1 sandwich size ziplock bag
  • clear tape
  • white ribbon
  • 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.

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#1.5 – LEFT OVER FLOWER CREATION

I created this arrangement from the left over white carnations.

  • small bundle of mini carnations
  • 12″ square of kraft paper
  • 6″ square of blue table vinyl cover
  • twine

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#2 – BABY BLUE FLOWERS IN A BOX THEME

FLOWERS

  • blue hydrangeas
  • hydrangea leaves (rolled)
  • white alstroemeria
  • white roses
  • Cut down stems from the alstroemeria to fill in the gaps and add texture
  • bamboo sticks to create the square grid or use the stems from the alstroemeria

SUPPLIES

  • pruner
  • black 12×12 photo storage box
  • 1.5 blocks of wet floral foams (ensure to use the wet and not dry versions for faux flower arrangements)
  • knife (to cut floral foam)
  • bamboo stakes cut into 4 qty 12″ sticks (can be found at home depot where the plant stakes are sold)
  • black plastic table covers to line photo box
  • floral wires
  • Spanish moss for filling in the gaps and holes where the floral foam is exposed

STEPS

  • Soak 1 block & a half block of wet floral foam for about an hour or more prior to arranging the flowers.
  • Line photo box with 2-3 sheets of plastic table cover. Don’t worry if the table cover extend pass the photo box because it will be trimmed at the very end.
  • Add the floral foam by cutting block in half (1″ height) completely lining bottom of box.
  • Place 2 bamboo sticks to each sides forming a 9 square grid.
  • Add each flowers by sticking into floral foam but ensure to keep the same kind flowers within each grid.
  • Roll up some large hydrangea leaves and wrap with floral wires. Add these rolled leaves to 2 of the squares within the grid.
  • Add Spanish moss fill in any gap or holes within arrangement.
  • Trim off excess plastic table covers.

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#2.5 – LEFT OVER FLOWER CREATION

I created this arrangement from the left over blue hydrangea.

  • 2 blue hydrangeas
  • empty soda bottle
  • asipdistra tea leaf ribbon to wrap bottle (I bought this on Amazon)
  • hemp twine to tie the ribbon around bottle

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#3 – WHITE FLOWERS IN A ROUND VASE

FLOWERS

  • white hydrangeas
  • white oriental lilies
  • green treat balls (dianthus)
  • white roses
  • aspidistra tea leaf ribbons
  • cypress green branch (I am guessing on this one!)

ASSEMBLING THE FLOWERS

  • I always pick the biggest flowers (white hydrangeas) to arrange first in order to set the stage.
  • Next add the flowers with the most height which were the white lilies.
  • Fill in the rest of the flower base with the green tick balls.
  • Now add the white roses in groups of 3’s and place near the green tick balls.
  • At this point you can call it quite but I felt it needed more WOW so I added the cypress branch (I think it’s call this!) and the aspidistra tea leaves to fill in the gaps around the top.

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