Love is in the Air! Valentine Flower Edition

Yes, I am going to say it again, Love is in the air!  Valentine’s Day is just days away so gear up for some simple budget friendly flower arrangements that will sure to win many hearts!  Nothing says love like beautiful flowers!

Valentine’s Day also hold a special place within my heart.  I was married on Valentine’s day and about to hit my 14 years wedding anniversary on 02-14-18.   Everyone keeps telling me how lucky I am to have gotten married on Valentine’s Day because it prevents my hubby from forgetting our wedding anniversary!  LOL!  Yes, that’s the good part but the bad part is that flowers are so expensive during this time.  So after many years of receiving overpriced flower arrangements on my wedding anniversary, I decided to turn a new leaf and experimented with making my own flower arrangements using flowers purchased from my local grocery stores.  Rose Chic Flowers was born and the rest is now ancient history.

Enjoy and spread the love one flower arrangement at a time!  You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram!

Love is in the Air Heart Flower arrangements

 

SIMPLE AND ELEGANT HEART SHAPE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Flowers:  I normally use roses within most all my arrangements but because the price of roses double in price around Valentine’s Day, I decided substitute roses with carnations.  All flowers were purchased from Krogers in Plano, Texas.

  • 1 bundle Burgundy carnations – Arrangement #1
  • 1 bundle White carnations – Arrangement #2
  • 1 stem of Hot pink alstroemerias per arrangement

Supplies:

  • Glass heart shape vase (Dollar Tree in the candle aisle)
  • 1/3 block of wet floral foam (I bought in bulk from Amazon)
  • Aspidistra leaf ribbon (I bought from Amazon but can these ribbons can be found at Micheal’s)

 

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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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2017 Holiday/Christmas Flower Arrangments

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#1

 

Holiday Arrangement#2

 

Holiday Arrangement#3

 

Holiday Arrangement#4

 

Holiday Arrangement#5 & #6

 

Flowers Used:

  • 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)
2017 Holiday/Christmas flowers supplies
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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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Bold Colors – End of Summer Bouquet

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.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Mixed bouquet at Krogers for $12 (Includes: lavender/pink alstromerias, purple/green spider mums, kale, some kind of purple orchid fillers)
  2. Fushia spray roses at Krogers for $8
  3. Kraft paper at dollar tree
  4. Cellophane paper at dollar tree
  5. Twine or rubber bands from any craft store
  6. Gross grain ribbon
  7. Crowning spray to extend flower life (optional) can be purchased on Amazon or Sam’s Club.
Bold Colored End of Summer Bouquet

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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

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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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Give Love with Flowers for Mother’s Day!

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!

OVERVIEW OF ALL FLOWERS

 

LAVENDER THEME MOTHER’S DAY SMALL WRAPPED BOUQUET

 

MUFFINS FOR MOMS FLOWER CENTER PIECES

 

BOLD COLORS THEME MOTHER’S DAY ARRANGEMENT

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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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Lunar New Year Flower Arrangements

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!

FLOWERS NEEDED

 

FLOWER TRIOS

MAIN CENTER PIECE 

 

WRAPPED LUNAR NEW YEAR BOUQUET

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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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