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For the Love of Flowers

February 13, 2013

Valentine's Arrangement
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).

ranunculus and wax flower

poppy and fern

vase and sheers

Supplies
• 8-10 big bright flowers (ranunculus & poppies)
• filler flower (wax flowers)
• green filler (leather leaf fern & eucalyptus)
• vase
• sheers

step one

step two
step one
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).

step three
step two
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.

step four

step four continued
step three
Add your filler flower. I like to make mine slightly shorter that the big bright flowers.

step five
step four
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).

scrap bouquet
*scrap bouquet*
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!

finals

big and small

final
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
xoxo – Cotton & Brass

All images property of Cotton & Brass and Christa Kimble.  You are welcome to post, pin or share, but please link back and give credit where credit is due.  Thanks!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2013 8:59 am

    Lovely! The bright colors really warm things up!

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