Today’s post is kind of like one of those “hey, look at what I did” posts. I realized that some of the things I make I can’t really teach you very clearly, but I so wanted to show you anyway! Sometimes all you need is some inspiration, so here it is (or “here’s to hoping”, anyway)!
I was asked to put together some simple floral arrangements for the Loire Valley wine tasting event. The criteria list included:
- Green and white colour theme
- No strong fragrances to interfere with the smell of the wine
- 6 large pots and 24 small pots
- And lastly, a budget of $400 CAD
The budget was the hardest criterion to fill, since I’m not actually a florist with them florist connections, and the flowers came at civilian prices. I eventually found some flowers that fit the bill, and they are chrysanthemums, tulips, freesia, baby’s breaths, and some hydrangea in the large pots.
Here are some considerations for choosing flowers:
1 . Take into account the size (especially the height) of your container. You don’t want the height of the arrangement to be disproportionate to the height of the container, especially for containers like these small jars I used.
2. Use flowers of similar sizes for a “neat” look, and flowers of varying sizes (like in my arrangements) for a more rustic, “wildflower” kind of look.
3. Use green leaves and baby’s breath to fill in the gaps and spaces inexpensively.
4. Have flowers that flow in different “directions”. For example, some that droop down and others that shoot up.
And lastly, a bonus tip! If your arrangements are being used on a hot day like mine were, you can put ice cubes into the water to help the flowers cool down and last longer.
Oh, surprise! Another tip! I also wanted to tell you that you can help your flowers last longer by snipping a bit off the stem (~3cm) every few days and changing the water.
So, there you go! Were these tips helpful? Did they inspire you to get outside right now and make some of these cute arrangements of your own? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!