{DIY Floral Arrangement}


Last week I posted a picture on Snapchat of a floral arrangement that I was storing in my fridge 😜 until my bestie’s birthday that weekend. A bunch of you asked me where I got it from and when I said I made it myself, asked how!?

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It isn’t at all difficult and a part of me feels silly for making this a DIY post, but if you’ve never done it before, some people might have never considered taking the ‘arrangement’ part into their own hands when flowers are on your to-gift list. If you’re one of those people I highly recommend you give it a try! It’s fun, cost effective (I saved probably $25-30 doing it myself) and knowing your giftee is someone who loves fresh flowers, the added touch of knowing you did it yourselve is always the icing on the cake.

What You’ll Need:

  • A pot {I had a bunch of terracotta pots at home that I had spray painted gold for Lyric’s first birthday party last year and used a medium-sized one of those}
  • Floral foam {buying from a craft or dollar store will save you 30-50% than from a florist}
  • Floral moss
  • Flowers {try to pick 2-3 large stems and a variety of smaller blooms as a filler}
  • Greenery {I always prefer leafy greenery, but your options are virtually endless}

Directions:

  • Soak the block of floral foam in a bowl or sink of water for a few hours until it’s saturated
  • Using a butter knife cut the foam to take shape of your pot,  building it up about 3/4 of the height of it. A bunch of little pieces is okay!
  • Trim the stems of your fresh flowers to Just shorter than the height of your pot, you can always trim stems shorter if necessary as you go along
  • Start by placing the large blooms first, then the smaller blooms then the fillers (baby’s breath if you have) and greenery
  • Take small chunks of moss and place them all around the perimeter of the stems to cover any exposed foam and to finish the look

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I used two medium peonies, one rose, a few carnations, some pretty tall white stems that I don’t know the name of, one small bunch of miniature rosebuds,  some baby’s breath and leafy greenery. A little goes along way with the baby’s breath and greenery so no need to buy too much.

I don’t always make my own arrangements but picking the flowers is something I’ve always done.  I tell them I want to see what they have, they take me into the cooler and I hand pick what I want in the arrangement. This is no different except they package them up and you take it home and arrange it yourself. Viola! It’s cheaper this way because they charge you per stem and you save the added cost of their labor  and the cost of the florist’s vases (who doesn’t already have a dozen cases at home?!)

Davin and I have retirement goals of opening up a massive coffee house with a loft and a gift and flower shop and studio built in. Maybe this will be my first flower post of many?! 😊

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