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!
I hoped you all had an awesome 2017 Christmas holiday! Here are more of my 2017 Holiday/Christmas flower arrangements. All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers within the Dallas, Texas area. The project cost for all arrangements added up to around $100 dollars with some of the flowers purchased as half price. I think that’s pretty awesome for 6 flower arrangements.
Enjoy and stay tuned for my final Holiday arrangement for 2017!
Holiday Arrangement#5 & #6
3 dozen red roses
1 dozen hot pink carnations
1 dozen white carnations
3 white dendrobium orchids
10 stars of Bethlehem
6 green trick ball dianthus
2 bundles of red alstroemerias
a bundle of mix flower bouquet to include purple alstroemerias and purple mini mums (purchased at half price)
2 bundles of greeneries (myrtle, salal leaves and Israeli ruscus bought at half price)
Since this is my last arrangement for the Summer, I thought I should go out with a big bang!!! Bold colored flowers are always a crowd pleaser. Only $25 dollars in cost to create for that specials someone.
Mixed bouquet at Krogers for $12 (Includes: lavender/pink alstromerias, purple/green spider mums, kale, some kind of purple orchid fillers)
Fushia spray roses at Krogers for $8
Kraft paper at dollar tree
Cellophane paper at dollar tree
Twine or rubber bands from any craft store
Gross grain ribbon
Crowning spray to extend flower life (optional) can be purchased on Amazon or Sam’s Club.
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!
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!
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.
Nothing is more awesome then a beautiful flower bouquet wrapped in kraft paper! Both elegant and rustic can be found within this one bouquet. I created this bouquet for a very special friend’s upcoming birthday. What is even more exciting that this wrapped flower bouquet only cost about $25 dollars.
1 dozen of pink or various pink roses
1 bunches of purple alstroemeria
1 bunches of pink spray roses
All flowers purchased from my local Krogers in Wylie, TX
Kraft paper (I used some that I already own but have seen rolls of it at The Dollar Store within the packing and shipping aisle)
Twine or rubber bands for holding the flower bouquet together