Make a Wildflower Bouquet: Step by Step
Learning to make a wildflower bouquet will teach you about creating any bouquet you want. The basic construction for a hand tied bouquet does not vary when you use different flowers. We decided to show you how to make a wildflower bouquet because of the popularity of rustic DIY weddings! In an attempt to make ordering DIY flowers for a rustic wedding a more simple process BloomsByTheBox created an entire line of wholesale wildflower packs. Check out this full tutorial and call BloomsByTheBox with any questions you may have!
Tips You Need to Know to DIY Your Flowers:
1. Hydrating/ Care & Prep is key. When you purchase wholesale flowers you are saving money on the labor cost. Including prepping the flowers. When you receive flowers they will need some extra care before being put into a bouquet. First, cut at least two inches off the stems, place the flowers in room temperature water.
Make sure to store the flowers in a cool DRY place out of any direct sunlight or heat/cool draft. We emphasize DRY because if you place the flowers in a humid environment they may become limp. They hydrate best in a cool dry place! Also, there is no need to put the flowers in a refrigerator, just a room temperature or cool spot will do. Refrigerators contain fruits, vegetables,and ripening fruits that can actually give off a dangerous chemical that kills flowers.For more information on flower care see our flower care sheet.
2. Give yourself enough time. Generally mason jar arrangements, bottle arrangements, and boutonnieres are quick to make. Bouquets tend to take a little but more time. Get some helping hands and make all your bouquets and centerpieces the day before the wedding. Make all your boutonnieres the day of the wedding as they are harder to keep hydrated since the stems are completely cover with stem wrap and ribbon.
3. Transportation. Work out transportation of flowers or arrangements in advance, you do not want to be stuck with arrangements in a small car, forcing you to make multiple trips. Arrange to have a friend/family member pick up arrangements ins a van or SUV.
If you are able to to take the flowers to the venue and arrange centerpieces there that is usually best. If not, arrange your flowers, place then in boxes or secure them so they will not fall over/break, then bring to the venue and get them inside right away.
4. Prepare. Prepare yourself for a couple broken stems, sometime when arranging or traveling a couple stems will break, make sure you order a little extra to give yourself room for error. Also, if you don’t estimate how many flowers you need correctly, the extra flowers may save you.
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Yes! We agree! So if you get the chance to plan a wedding now that Pinterest is in full swing take advantage. You can find over 175 DIY Flower tutorials on the BloomsByTheBox Pinterest alone! Check out some of the ideas you can find for your DIY flowers!
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We don’t know about you, but we have been in love with nautical themed wedding flowers lately! Using a theme can sometimes be executed in a way that feels tacky or gaudy however, we find that nautical weddings feel romantically patriotic and authentic. Inspired by these designs we deiced to compile some nautical wedding flowers that would be simple enough designs for the DIY’ers!
Royal blue, navy blue, red, and grays make up a beautiful nautical color scheme that feels very upscale. This bold bouquet, photographed by Will & Stacey on Green Wedding Shoes above includes red anemones, red roses and red ranunculus. The red flowers are compliments blue printed ribbons. Tastefully nautical!
This post Nautical weddings flowers do not have to always be red. Check out these creamy peach flowers paired with navy blue and white. Pairing wooden elements with stones, candles, lanterns, and sailing accents is tastefully done in this styled photo shoot, captured by Alea Lovely on Ruffled Blog.
If you plan on creating nautical wedding flowers for your special day please share your inspiration. How did you figure out what you wanted to make? Where did you first see a photo of the design you wanted? We look forward to sharing all ideas with DIY’ers planning to wedding or even arrangements.
BloomsByTheBox is now offering a FREE DIY Essentials Flower Supply Kit to customers with an order of $300 or more. We made it simple, just forward your email order confirmation of $300 or more (before taxes and shipping) to DIYpromo@bloomsbythebox.com to redeem your free kit! But hurry up, this offer ends on June 12th 2014!
The DIY Essentials Flower Supply Kit contains all of the products needed to make sure your wholesale flowers are fresh & long lasting for your wedding arrangements. Each of the products in this package is essential to getting the most out of your flowers. Aquaplus powder flower food goes into your hydrating buckets. This will increase the vase life of the flowers and also give them the correct balance of nutrients needed correctly hydrate after they have been shipped. Next, the floral scissors are extremely important. Using regular kitchen scissors to trim the flowers can fray the stems and not allow the flowers to draw up water evenly, leaving parts of the flowers dying. Floral scissors have unique ridges that slice through the stem without fraying them like dull/ sticky kitchen scissors. Lastly, the crowning glory clear solution is the best finishing spray the industry has to offer. Spray the flowers to give them a clean lively look before you walk down the aisle.
BloomsByTheBox has just been featured on the A Practical Wedding blog, showing a DIY centerpiece tutorial, aiming to help DIY brides overcome their fear of the more lush DIY flower designs. This example servers to prove a point, that even though you are on a budget you can still have a few more complicated and fancy looking arrangements! We do recommend using more affordable flower varieties and more simple designs to make the majority of the arrangements to keep things do-able. However we encourage you to make a couple arrangements that really accentuate your more simple designs!
Visit the FULL STEP BY STEP post on A Practical Wedding and let us know what you think! Do-able for you?
If you plan on making a few arrangements just like above but want to make more simple arrangements that will match we suggest the 2-3 small roses and greens in a vase! Remember not every table needs to match!
This tutorial is so helpful! Making a DIY flower crown is best when simple just like this one. Don’t forget to visit the full tutorial on 100 Layer Cake.
1. Hydrate the flowers to make sure your flower crown will last all the way through your event without water.
2. Make sure you have flower clippers or scissors, floral wire, and small sized wholesale fresh cut flowers.
3. Cut all the flowers stems nice and short, then wire each stem to create a bendable support.
4. Create the base of your floral crown with a hardy/ bendable stem or branch.
5. Attached the wired flowers to the base with the floral wire.
6. Once satisfied with the look cover mechanic with filler like baby’s breath.
Would you try this out? Which flowers will you use?