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BloomsByTheBox.com is announcing a big DIY Flower and Vase Giveaway! Whether you are planning a budget wedding, baby/wedding shower, or DIY event, this is the excellent opportunity to get a freebee and keep that budget in check. Read below to find out how to enter to win! Then read on to see a tutorial using the birch base vases we are giving away!

DIY Flower and Vase Giveaway

What You Win:
10 Assorted Birch Bark Vases
$150.00 of Flowers  (your choice) from BloomsByTheBox.com**
Your Choice for Design Master Floral Spray (1 can)

**BloomsByTheBox will pay for $150 worth of flowers or supplies, you order

How to Win:
1. Create a collage of DIY flower inspiration. You can create a collage on Pinterest, label the board “BloomsByTheBox DIY Flowers”. Send us a link to your Pinterest board! Or you can make a collage of pictures and inspiration and send it to us as a photo! We will pick our favorite board. We will select the applicant that shows a cohesive vision and inspiration for their DIY flowers.
2. Like us on Facebook and get 3 friends to like our Facebook.

3.  Send your DIY Flower and Vase Giveaway submission email to {diana(at)bloomsbythebox.com}.  The email needs to include the list of 3 friends that liked our Facebook and the link to your Pinterest board or image (jpeg) of your collage! Then, wait for us to announce the winner! The last day to enter is January 31st, 2014! You must complete BOTH of the above steps and submit your entry to our email to qualify to win!

If you win you will probably make centerpieces using the vases! Or you can use this step by step to help you make any centerpiece using floral foam. Follow this step by step for making your DIY wedding arrangements! Make sure you hydrate your flowers and soak your floral foam in water with flower food. All of the flowers, vases, and supplies in this tutorial are available on BloomsByTheBox.com

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Post questions and comments here! We would love to hear from you! And don’t forget January 31st 2014 is the last day to submit your entry! Share this DIY Flower and Vase Giveaway with anyone who has a wedding in the next three months to a year!

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It’s about time you learned how to make a holiday wreath! Once thanksgiving comes around its time to hit the ground running with Christmas decor. In year’s past you may have gone Christmas crazy and spent a pretty buck on greens, lights, and nicknacks. Not this year though, you are determined to DIY some decorations that create homey holiday cheer. If you decide to make our own wreath or have a neighbor wreath making contest you can order Christmas greens by the bunch and save a ton of money.

We stumbled up an EXTREMELY helpful and creative post on A Fresh Coat blog. They are dedicated to DIY, home decor, and the holidays!

How to Make a Wreath
Make a Holiday Wreathholiday wreath

This beautiful wreath is made with a holiday greens combination of juniper, port oxford cedar, and douglas fir. If you were to purchase 1 bunch of each you would be able to make up to 3-4 wreaths. this is a fun activity with friends and family that can become a family tradition.

OR if you rather purchase a wreath that is already assembled there are some really beautiful variations available. Which one is your favorite?

Berries-and-Branches-Wreath

Aussie-Wreath Juniper-Pepper-Berry-Wreath Magnolia-Wreath-14inch Mixed-Green-Wreath

 

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The biggest reason people decide to sidestep DIY flowers is the fear of lack luster arrangements. However, many customers have been able to make beautiful arrangements on a budget. We share their secrets to successful and professional looking DIY flower bouquets, centerpieces, and decor!

1. Keep the Design Simple:

The kiss of death with DIY is biting off more than you can chew. Don’t expect to be able to make a huge cascading floral archway the first time you touch wholesale flowers. In order to make flowers look professional and timeless, try to incorporate simple designs. Using simple designs does not mean, make boring arrangements. It simple means, choose a design that does not require a lot of mechanical work involving every floral tool in the shed. Photo credit: Kristen Leigh Photography

DIY flowers 2. Use color to make impact

The photo above is the perfect mix of simple design with colors that create an impact. This BloomsByTheBox.com bride did a wonderful job with her DIY execution. She planned out many ways to keep design extremely simple while adding impact by using coral, pinks, peach, cream, and white flowers together. This inspired design created a beautiful focal point for their cocktail hour! Instead of creating complicated designs pick a palette of colors that create sophistication. Color is an element that make your DIY flowers look professional and well planned.

3. Do-It-Together!

One of our favorite wedding blogs, A Practical Wedding,  puts emphasis on doing DIY projects with family and friends! DIY flowers are the perfect project to designate as a group effort. Since you will most likely put together arrangements the day before the wedding, you will plenty of family and friends around to help. AND if you take our advice to keep the designs simple, anyone can do the job! You wont have to train a team to do pull it off. This will keep your arrangements looking much more professional because there will be no rush and you will have fun being creative together! A lot of our customers say that they had do much fun putting together bouquets with their bridesmaids. It is a great way to relax, bond, and be creative together before the wedding.

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4. Get the Right Amount of Flowers

DIY’ers have expressed that the hardest part of ordering wholesale flowers is estimating many flowers they need. It’s very important to make sure you will have enough flowers! You want to make sure arrangements don’t look unfinished  or have foam sticking out because you did have enough flowers to cover it. That’s why BloomByTheBox.com published online flowers lessons with a specific lesson dedicated to helping you pick the right quantities. We also offer free phone, email, and live chat consultations!

5. Practice

If you want to make something that you have not made you usually quickly hop on YouTube! Although this is a wonderful step that you should take before making your own event arrangements you should also try to practice. You do not need to practice with the exact flowers you plan on ordering. You can grab flowers from a market near you and just try working with the flowers a little bit, just to get the hang of it.

Do you have any suggestions or secrets to professional DIY flowers! Please comment and share!

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Thanksgiving DIY Centerpieces

Do-It-Yourself Thanksgiving flowers are an affordable home decor option during this holiday. We often strive to make this time of year as special as we can for our loved ones. A beautiful harvest color palette of fresh flowers scattered throughout Thanksgiving dinner decor is warm and charming. Purchasing flowers for around an entire home from a florist can be expensive. That’s why we suggest this DIY Thanksgiving Flower Pack. You can create enough arrangements for all sections of your home.

Make Thanksgiving flowers easy, BloomsByTheBox.com made this special tutorial for you to see exactly how to make these specific arrangements. To See the full tutorial please visit BloomsByThebox.com’s sponsored post on The Budget Savvy Bride.

Thanksgiving Flowers Tutorial

It really is simple! Just order your DIY Thanksgiving flowers online. Once you receive them, hydrate the flowers. Then make 6-7 arrangements that will create holiday decor around your entire home!

If you would rather mix and match fall flowers you can see our wide selection and even ask for help from out outstanding customer service team. We offer free consultations that will help you figure out what you need, how much you need, and when to receive the flowers. We would love to hear from you today! Post any questions you have here, call us, or email us here at BloomsByTheBox.com

 

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When you begin to research wedding flower options, you probably spend a lot of time on Pinterest, looking for DIY flower tutorials. Most results for DIY flowers lead you to paper or tissue flower tutorials. The paper flower tutorials are abundant, which are only good if you want to spend 50 hours (small exaggeration) cutting, scrunching paper, taping, wiring, gluing, and fluffing tissues into flowers.

We are problem solvers here at BloomsByTheBox.com, so we compiled over 140 of the best step by step FRESH flower tutorials for weddings and events. From centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres to aisle decor and more. There was a dangerous amount of time spent on Pinterest finding the best tutorials. Here are just a couple of our favorite/ most re-pinned projects! Use them as a reference when you are ready arrange your wholesale flowers. Click on the images to see the full tutorials.

Favorite Centerpiece Tutorial

Centerpiece Tutporial

This flower tutorial is especially helpful because it shows an affordable DIY arrangement. Using spray roses, greenery, and fillers with small plastic vases and miscellaneous small glassware is budget friendly. Small glass vases like above can be found at your local dollar store! Using a tape grid, like in this post is also a great skill to learn!

Favorite Bouquet Tutorial

Peony Bouquet - flower tutorialsPeony and dusty miller bouquets are very common among modern brides. We created our very own Do-It-Yourself flower tutorial to provide an example for a budget peony bouquet. The secret is to use dusty miller and one bunch of peonies for the bridal bouquet. Then, use 5 stems and dusty miller for your bridesmaids bouquets. This is a great alternative if you really love peonies but need to stay in budget.

Favorite Garland Tutorial

 How to Make Floral Garland - Flower Tutorial

Floral garland can be pretty tricky to make if you have never had any experience with it before. You may need to practice before diving in head first. In order to start, get some greenery and wire it together to make the base of the garland. Add the flowers after! Click on the photo above to see the full tutorial.

Favorite Boutonniere Tutorial

DIY boutonniere - flower tutorialsThis is living proof that DIY can be SUPER simple. This is perfect for a couple who needs to make 10-15 boutonniere because it is affordable, easy, and quick to put together. Each boutonniere would take about 2 minute to make! Just grab some nautical ribbon (or something that matches your theme) some rope (or string) and baby’s breath and you are ready to rock n’ roll.

Favorite Floral Accent Tutorial

Fresh fLower Napkin ringFloral accents usually take a back seat with wedding DIY. However, there a lot of ways to use these adorable napkin rings. If you have 100 guests and don’t have time to make 100, then you can use them  parents of the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the bride and groom. OR use this very simple idea to make small accents for the ceremony by placing them along the aisle on chairs or pews!

These flower tutorials just scrape the surface, go see our DIY Flower Projects Pinterest board for more. BloomsBytheBox.com works to provide our budget couples with as many resources as possible to help them through DIY. We have a wide range of resources to teach you how to care for flowers, pick out flowers, get the right quantities, and create all types of arrangements.  We are dedicated to helping you create what you envisioned and save money! Here is a list of resources to start:

DIY Flowers 101 – Online Lesson Series
DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers
Flower Arranging Videos
Free Online Live Chat
Email Consultation – Send Photos of desired arrangements and get help  in picking flowers and quantities!

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One of our amazing customers shared her personal Do-It-Yourself Event Flowers with us. Kate’s event was rather unique, she had a rock ‘n’ roll themed Judicial Reception for the Association of Women Attorneys!

Kate ordered a mixed box of wholesale dahlias and carnations to be delivered to Houston, Texas. She found inspiration on APracticalWedding.com for making a DIY carnation backdrop! This simple project made a large statement at Kate’s event. Take a look!

DIY Carnation Back-drop

DIY Carnation Backdrop 2

Do It Yourself Event FlowersThe carnation backdrop and the dahlia centerpieces create beautiful event decor for a very special event. The edgy rock ‘n’ roll theme was completed with glitter in the posh looking venue, Sam Houston Hotel.

Keeping it simple by arranging one flower type in a vase is a smart move. Dahlias are the perfect flowers for single flower variety arrangements. Their regal colors and shapes are sophisticated all on their own. Also, the simple carnation back drop was a perfect accent. Carnations are very hard, long lasting, and easy to work with. The sophistication and impact was made through her color palette and design choices. Bravo Kate!

 

 

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