For the Love of Flowers
In celebration of Valentine’s Day we put together a little floral arrangement tutorial for you. Everyone appreciates a hand-made gift and you will be sure to surprise your loved one (even if that’s you).
• 8-10 big bright flowers (ranunculus & poppies)
• filler flower (wax flowers)
• green filler (leather leaf fern & eucalyptus)
Set the shape of your arrangement by placing in a couple of structure pieces. I detest ball shaped arrangements so I usually place one taller bigger piece on one end of the vase and a smaller shorter piece on the other and try to follow that throughout. I cut each piece by lining it us against the vase then cutting the stem at an angle under cool water (not shown).
Start adding in your bigger brighter flowers. Try to scatter them and don’t worry if they stick out a bit – the filler will fix that. Keep stepping back to make sure your not veering off of the main shape you had in mind.
Add in more green filler. If you have started to lose your original shape this is a great place to add filler where needed to re-create it. Don’t be afraid to move flowers if you feel like you need to – just do it ever so gently. Keep turning and adding until you are satisfied (or in my case, until the vase can not hold anymore).
It is inevitable that some blooms will break and you will have leftover filler. I always have little bud vases or jelly jars near me to create miniature bouquets from the scraps. No reason to let a pretty flower go to waste!