It is time to announce our winner!
Get ready to start that drum roll..
But first, we wanted to thank you guys again! This contest has been so much fun! We had 300 entrants and looking through all of those Pinterest boards and following around the hashtag has been pure joy for us. Giveaways are the best, and the excitement of helping someone make their flower dreams come true makes it even better!
And now without further ado, meet our lucky #MyFavoriteBlooms Sweepstakes Winner!
We were so excited when Emily’s board was chosen. You get the romantic feel she is going for as soon as you start scrolling through her pins. See the board here! And we were doubly excited to hear that she is getting married in May! Wahoo spring wedding!
We hope the $500 will make all of your DIY flower dreams a reality!
Photo by Hope Taylor Photography
Congratulations to this beautiful bride-to-be!
Thanks again to all our entrants! Make sure you stay tuned for a new giveaway coming at the end of this week!
How to Make a Romantic Boutonniere
DIY Photo Tutorial
If you haven’t worked with lisianthus before, you will learn that the blooms are delicate. Their delicacy is what gives them such a romantic and whimsical look. So to protect their beauty, we take extra precautions when working with them by wiring the blooms. You will see in the following pictures how to do so. You will push a straight piece of wire through the part just above where the green stem ends. And then once you have folded both pieces of the wire down you will use the stem wrap to tape it against the stem.
After wrapping your wired lisianthus, you can pick a filler and add it around the bloom. To make this romantic boutonniere you are going to want to have 2 or 3 of these small bunches with one bloom, filler and/or green. And then you will combine the smaller pieces to make one bigger lush boutonniere. To prevent the stem on the boutonniere from being too thick, you can cut away the stems of the fillers once you have the top of them secured (as you will see below).
Now below, you have the 3 separate bunches of of the boutonniere staggered together to create the one big boutonniere. Once you have them positioned how you want them, you can wrap your final piece of stem wrap around all of the little bunches. Then cut the bottom of the stems to make it even.
Add some ribbon to match your theme, or a little piece of lace to give your romantic boutonniere your own personal touch!
Remember, lisianthus comes in a variety of gorgeous colors- this purple is one of the deepest and truest purples you can find in nature! We also have white, cream, pink, AND peach. They look amazing in bouquets, centerpieces, and flower crowns. Shop our collection here and pick the bunch that will match your wedding theme!
Ahoy nautical brides and flower helpers! Tackle this easy project and save some money by learning how to make a nautical boutonniere. The most common flowers found in nautical boutonnieres are anemones and ranunculus. In this tutorial, instead of those nautical wedding staples, we went with some gorgeous (inexpensive!) hardy blooms, to withstand any nautical wind coming on your wedding day.
Start by gathering your base, normally this includes the biggest/focal blooms. We started with the spray roses and the Italian ruscus.
Tape your first little bunch with stemwrap. Above you can see us cutting away the thick stem so the bottom of the boutonniere isn’t too bulky. We then continued to wrap over the stems so you couldn’t see the cut nub hanging out.
Add the filler and additional blooms if necessary to the first bunch. Before securing the additional stems in place, test out how the bout looks just by holding it against your shirt. Sometimes bouts will be flattened once they are pinned on, so you want to make sure you find your bouts best side and work with it.
If you think your bout needs a little more length, you can add a tall green like bear grass. This will really give your bout that extra flare once it’s pinned on.
When you’ve secured your final layer, go ahead and trim the bottom so you have about 2 inches of wrapped stems to work with. Remember, you can always trim shorter, but you can’t add length, so start with it long. This will also help with covering the stemwrap and making sure the boutonniere isn’t too top heavy.
We wrapped out nautical bout with some blue and white striped fabric. Other great nautical options are hemp, twine, or thin white rope.
That looks easy enough doesn’t it? Now you know how to make a nautical boutonniere! Let us know if you have questions!
It’s time for a BIG BloomsByTheBox contest!
Win $500 in DIY Wedding Flowers & Supplies from Blooms by the Box!
Read the full details, rules, and regulations below.
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Hello all brides-to-be! You must enter! Give yourself some wiggle room in your wedding budget or splurge and get those more expensive blooms.
This is a great opportunity to explore our site and see what blooms come in your color scheme, learn their names, and pick your favorites! You can use your new #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS Pinterest board as your lovely, organized flower inspiration station!
HOW TO ENTER:
Create a new Pinterest board and pin the sweepstakes graphic to it. Title your board #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS, this way we can find it.
Pin your top 15 favorite Blooms by the Box products to the board. You can pin any of our products from www.BloomsByTheBox.com– single stem flowers, bulk boxes of flowers, vases, stem wrap, anything! Feel free to also pin any of your flower inspiration for your wedding or special event. We would love to see your personal style!
Enter your name, email, and a link to your Pinterest board in the entry box below by Wednesday, Sep 30th, 2015 12:59pm ET.
One winner will take home $500 towards their wedding flowers!
Questions? Comment below! And enter away!
This contest will run from Monday, Aug 24th, 2015 1:00pm ET to Wednesday, Sep 30th, 2015 12:59pm ET. The winner will be announced by Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2015.
- Sweepstakes period beings on August 24, 2015 at 1:00PM ET and ends September 30, 2015 at 11:59AM ET.
- All Pinterest boards must be titled “#MYFAVORITEBLOOMS”, include at least 15 product images pinned from www.BloomsByTheBox.com and and include the #MYFAVORITEBLOOMS contest graphic.
- One entry per person. One entry per Pinterest board. Use of multiple email addresses or Pinterest accounts by the same person is prohibited. Winner must demonstrate an active pin board following the rules outlined above.
- One winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing by BloomsByTheBox.com and announced on or before Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Winner will be notified via email provided at the time of entry. Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and BloomsBlog.
- Winner will receive a $500 BloomsByTheBox credit good towards the purchase of flowers, floral supplies, shipping and sales tax from by BloomsByTheBox.com. Unused credit cannot be redeemed for cash. Credit is not transferable. Credit is valid until September 29, 2016.
- No purchase necessary to enter the contest or receive the prize. Void where prohibited. By participating in this contest you agree to these official rules. The odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received.
- Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 continental United States (excludes Hawaii and Alaska) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.
Blooms August Hay Ride Wildflower Pack
Yeehaw! Check out this fun little video featuring out August Hay Ride Wildflower Pack. This pack is perfect for late summer and fall weddings. The warm colors, and bright greenery make for some perfect stand-out DIY flower arrangements. Find all of your fall wedding flowers in this pretty pack!
This pack is also on SALE for the whole month of August! Get it while it’s at its lowest price!
The only thing better than dahlias themselves is dahlias ON SALE! It is so much easier to love things more when they are cheaper. And if you agree, this dahlia sale will have you head-over-heels and you will be partying with us all August!
One of the things we love about dahlias is that their size, shape, and color are unpredictable. No two blooms are the same. That probably doesn’t sound like a flower quality to love. But because their beauty never disappoints, the difference in bloom diameter, lack of a stamen, or shade of red does not matter.
So take a look at the wide variety of shapes and sizes in these dahlia head shots!
And for those of you looking for dark colored flowers, prepare to be amazed. The Chocolate dahlias are incredible. There is no exaggeration that they are near black with the smallest hint of burgundy on the outer petals.
Stay tuned for some easy tricks and tutorials for arrangements you can make with these pretty blooms! Shop now and join in on the Dahlia SALE fun!
Sale runs from August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.