Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flower Arrangements


Okay, I am definitely not a florist and don't claim to be an expert, but I want to share a few of my tips and tricks with you.  I often do flowers for showers, weddings, and parties and have learned a few things along the way. First, I like to buy flowers from SAMs club.  Not all locations have a full floral department, but the ones that do have a number of standard flowers I like to use such as, roses, spider mums and alstromeria.  I like to add things I can get in my garden such as hydrangeas and peonies whenever possible.  Once I have all of the flowers I like to strip them of their leaves and separate by flower.

Next, I like to get my vases ready. 

If they are a clear vase I like to use tape to make a grid to hold the flowers in place.  

If the vase is colored I like to cut a piece of green floral foam to fit.  This stuff can be magic! 

I always like to make sure I have enough flowers to fill all of my vases so I start by filling all of the vases I would like to use with the largest flowers. In this case I started with the spider mums and roses.

Next I filled with the alstromeria, babies breath and a few berries.



Again, I am no professional, but these are methods that have been fool proof for me over the years.  Don't flowers just make you so happy??












3 comments:

  1. Great ideas!!! When you use the foam do you add water to it or not?

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  2. Good call out Lacey! Yes always add water. Have a great week :)

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