Time is a huge factor when you want to make a centerpiece for each table at a wedding or event. In the interest of saving time and reducing stress we, here at BloomsByTheBox, suggest making something simple, quick, yet atheistically pleasing & professional! First, purchase a vase that isn’t too wide but nice and low. This will ensure that you will be able to create an arrangement shape without floral foam. Floral foam is a great option but usually requires a little more time when making larger medium-large arrangements.
After you have selected a medium shallow vase order your wholesale flowers. Once you receive your order, hydrate the flowers for at least 6-8 hours. If you can hydrate them overnight that is always best! Once you are ready to make arrangements, prune all the flowers and remove any lower leaves from flower stems.
In order to make a centerpiece like this one you need to have some greens, at least one types of tall flower, some secondary flowers and a filler. For this tutorial, we chose two types of tall vertical flowers that would make this arrangement look large and sophisticated. The lavender tall flower pictured above is called Lavender Stock. The tall white flowers pictured below is called a White Snapdragon.
Start out by creating the arrangement shape using the greens and then your initial tall flower. When placing your greens, create a criss-cross pattern with the stems, this will make a grid that will hold all of the flowers in place and enable you to make a perfect shape!
As you can see, once you have added your tall flowers to the arrangement you can easily add secondary flowers and fillers to fill in spaces and complete the arrangement! It’s that simple! We used white spray roses, white cushion mums, and yellow billy balls as secondary flowers. Then we used purple wax flower and baby’s breath as fillers. Making each centerpiece like this will only take about 5-7 minutes and since we used affordable flower varieties this could be done on a small budget.
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You see gorgeous floral crowns on all the popular wedding publications and probably wonder if you can pull off making something like that on your own. Making a floral crown does require a little bit of work but they are affordable and look beautiful! The majority of the work is in pruning down branches into small pieces to create little bundles to make up the crown. Once the smaller parts are built you just need to attach them to each other.
If you would like to make something like this you can use any fillers, greens and flowers. We also have a tutorial for creating a baby’s breath floral crown just like this one. Keep in mind that when making a floral crown you may need to use floral adhesive and some extra blooms to cover the mechanics, for example the wire, in your crown. Making a floral crown the day of the wedding is a good idea. The flowers will not have a source of water so it is best to construct them last minute, that way the flowers will look hydrated for the event.
AND don’t forget to check out all the amazing flower crown tutorials on Pinterest!
Please leave your comments and questions below! Also, if you have any suggestions for new DIY tutorial please let us know, we want to help you make the DIY flower process as easy as we can.
If you haven’t heard about Wish Upon a Wedding yet, get ready to have your heart strings tugged! Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first non-profit wish granting organization providing wedding and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-changing circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation!
The recipients of these dream weddings get a day to completely forget about their sickness and celebrate the love that has been their everything in times of struggle. The love between these couples is the single most beautiful thing you can imagine, through sickness and in health. They deserve to pronounce those very vows to the family and friends who have seen it to be so true. They have endured life’s struggles together and deserve a beautiful memory that will stay with them as long as they both shall live.
Elizabeth Guthrie, the founder, realized the need for wedding wish granting when she participated in a large scale wedding giveaway, it was heartbreaking to see how many couples needed and deserved a wedding. She decided to do something about it. Wish Upon a Wedding got it’s start in 2010 and has provided over 70 couples with beautiful weddings all over the United States.
If you want to see how important this cause is please take the time to watch these videos, you might need a Kleenex! It is truly beautiful what Wish Upon a Wedding has done for these couples.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization, BloomsByTheBox will be donating a portion of ALL proceeds during the month of December 2014 to to Wish Upon A Wedding. Please consider making a purchase or donating to Wish Upon a Wedding. Thank you we appreciate your support!
As we come toward the close of a wonderful year and reflect on all the projects we posted, we realize that there are plenty of DIY flower projects that we haven’t done a tutorial for yet. Here is your opportunity to tell us what you are dying to learn to create for your DIY weddings/ events. We would be more than happy to show you how to do the things you have had trouble finding online.
In the meantime, here are some of the fun DIY flower tutorials we posted this year…
Want to make a colorful bouquet on a budget? Check out this tutorial for some great tips on creating a high impact bouquet using affordable flowers in bright beautiful colors!
Going rustic for your upcoming wedding? Check out this simple mason jar and bottle arrangement tutorial. A lot of BloomsByTheBox customers have been trying this look for their bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, and more.
It’s quite funny that people tend to get the most intimidated by the most simple arrangement to make, the boutonniere. Making a boutonniere is truly an easy and quick process. We are squashing all the myths and misconceptions about boutonnieres in this DIY boutonniere tutorial.
One of our favorite DIY Flower projects from this year was the wildflower bouquet tutorial! So many DIY’ers order the Blooms Wildflower packs and really needed to be able to visualize what the combo of flowers would look like in a bouquet. Well viola!
We need your feedback! What tutorials have you been scouring the internet for but just can’t find? Please comment below with your suggestions, we are excited to begin planning for our shoots in the coming year! We hope you have liked the ones we have posted so far!
We know winter is not the most popular season to have a wedding. But there is something extra special about a winter wedding. Maybe it’s because they are rare, or because of the potential for snow in the backdrop, or the clean and white natural hues, or the lace sleeves and shawls.. We’re not sure what it is, but the beauty is always undeniable. Winter weddings usually bring about deep romantic flowers or pure blends of white blooms, two contrasting looks but two infallible results.
This shoot really caught our eye. It perfectly captures everything about a white winter wedding- the snow and pops of metallic only make the floral arrangements look even more fantastic.
So here is a winter wedding bouquet recipe on how to mimic the image below!
Putting the bouquet together only requires a few steps.
(Note: To make one bouquet this size, one bunch of each flower/filler will be enough and there will be some stems left over.)
1. Cut the hydrated stems a little longer than the desired length.
2. Start with 1 stem of each kind of flower/filler to create a base for the bouquet. Bunch each stem together to create a round shape and then secure your first layer with the floral tape.
3. Add additional stems each type of flower/filler in an even rotation around the base and continue to build the bouquet, securing each additional section with floral tape.
4. Continue to add new layers until the desired shape is reached. Then use some stems of Dusty Miller to add around the entire bouquet to create a round finished look and apply the last layer of floral tape.
5. Wrap the gold ribbon around the bouquet until no more floral tape is showing.
6. Use the corsage pins to secure the ribbon in place.
(Use one of our step-by-step flower photo tutorials for more bouquet assistance.)
See more about this winter wedding bouquet and the rest of this stunning winter wedding on Ruffled!
Thanksgiving is the kick off to a long holiday season of money spending. So, although you want to make sure you kick off the holiday season with a bang, it should be cost efficient too. Thanksgiving decorations are extremely important in getting friends and family into the spirit, so including fresh cut flowers in Thanksgiving decorations will bring the joy of natural elements of the harvest season indoors.
DIY THANKSGIVING IDEA: Order a DIY Thanksgiving Flower Pack and set aside some time the day before Thanksgiving or the morning of (while the turkey is in the oven) to gather with family to make a centerpiece and some fun little arrangements. A fun thanksgiving craft often becomes a family tradition that you will cherish.
Here are the steps for creating this arrangement:
1. Order flowers and pick a ship date to receive the flowers 2-3 days before Thanksgiving.
2. Upon arrival, cut the stems & hydrate the flowers in buckets until you want to arrange.
3. Cut down the floral foam to fit into the vase, let it to soak in a water/ flower food mix.
4. Put the soaked floral foam in the vase and create the arrangement shape with greens.
5. Add larges focal flowers first, in this case use the roses to create the focal center.
6. Add the smaller filler flowers, spread all the colors throughout the arrangement.
7. Finish up my rotating the arrangement and filling in spaces!
That was easy right? If you have ordered a Thanksgiving Flower Pack, you will have plenty left over flowers to use in other areas of your home. Arrange them for the kitchen, foyer, serving tables, or even food dishes! Tell us your ideas for what you would do with these.