Whoever said Valentine’s day is only for lovers? You can always send happy Valentine’s day messages to friends, families, teachers, and co-workers and wish them to have a beautiful celebration on the day of love. Thanked them for being the loyal and caring person who has always given you a shoulder to cry on. Have a superb valentine’s day!
Rose Chic Flowers shop was in full swing creating beautiful flower arrangements for all the special mothers out there. Thank her for all she has sacrificed and given throughout the years with a beautiful flower arrangement.
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder
Before the Magic Starts!
white hydrangeas (Sam’s Club)
hot pink roses (Sam’s Club)
green trick balls dianthus (Sam’s Club)
pink alstroemerias (Sam’s Club)
red maison jars (Sam’s Club)
green & teal water can (Ikea & Dollar Tree)
galvanized tin (Dollar Tree)
wet floral foams (Sam’s Club)
kraft cards and envelopes (Hobby Lobby)
Happy Mother’s Day rubber stamper (Hobby Lobby)
The Colonnade in Addison, TX – My 1st table set up for Rose Chic Flowers
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)
It’s prom season and what even better are beautiful elongated corsages made with calla lilies purchased from my local Tom Thumb grocery store. Lilies are in season which also make these corsages budget friendly. This is my second time making corsages since most of my creations are flower arrangements. I created these 2 corsages for a co-worker who had requested some special corsages for her son’s prom date and military ball date.
Since this was my second time making corsages, there are bound to be some complications. I had gotten a little worried when both corsages came out a little longer in length than I had envisioned. I originally had imagined 6-8 inches but both corsages came to about 10-12″ in length. But even at 10-12″ long, these corsages still manage to stay put onto the corsage slap bracelet holder. It all worked out in the end and both corsages were well loved by 2 special young ladies.
Here they are! My final Valentine’s day flower creations. I hope these flowers arrangements inspires you to create one for that someone special. Just remember, inexpensive flowers doesn’t have to look cheap!
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
The most charming, faithful, forgiving and caring person you will ever meet, is your MOTHER. Never miss a chance to say a big thank you to her! She is the reason you live and the reason to feel safe and happy. There’s no better way to show her how much you love her by giving her flowers.
Mother’s Day is the busiest holiday for me! Lots of flower requests from friends and flower gifts to make for my son’s school. I hope you enjoy these flower arrangements and get inspire to create one for a special someone out there! Enjoy!
Yes, I’m 4 months late on posting this. Lunar New Year 2017 has come and gone! Better late than never!
Tet as my family would call this awesome holiday comes by once a year marking the start of a new year. 2017 is year of the Rooster/Chicken. How do know if you are a Rooster? If you were just born or turning 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72…keep adding 12… then 2017 is your lucky year. Your Zodiac animal repeats every 12 years.
SOME FACTS ABOUT LUNAR NEW YEAR
The most important social and economic holiday through out all Asian countries. This holiday is even more important than Christmas.
Lunar New Year (Chinese New Years or Spring Festival) is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving.
This holiday is a time to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. It was also a time to bring family together for feasting.
Elders will give out money to children in little red envelopes called lai see for good fortune. In fact, many of the rites carried out during this period were meant to bring good luck to the household and long life to the family, particularly to the parents.
The entire house should be cleaned before New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year’s Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away.
My flower design inspiration for this post was inspired by this wonderful event called Tet (Lunar/Chinese’s New Year).
Traditionally during the 3 days of Tet/Lunar New Year, I am suppose to bring a large serving platter consisting of various food/treats to my relative’s house for the gathering, but this year I am bring flowers. Who doesn’t love a beautiful fresh flower arrangement! Enjoy and Happy Lunar New Year!
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.