DIY Floral Design

 

DIY Floral

Floral design can be a little intimidating, a little stuffy and well a bit boring. But with the right amount of wit and creativity, they actually can be super fun to make and relaxing. The other day on Instagram I was pretty much lost in the art of floral design:0) So today, I’m gonna show you how simple it can be.

First things first, your going to want to come up with a color scheme. I love to use Design Seeds for inspiration when it comes to color. For this arrangement I was thinking Valentines. Minus the red of course. So for the two large flowers I used white and pink. For the medium flower, a purple rose. For the fillers I used a little babies breath and purple bead things. ha ( didn’t take a look at the name) I’m sure someone knows what they are! Get a lot of flowers. To be more specific, I have about 12 large stems, 2 medium stems and a lot of filler:0)

 

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To make your arrangement, follow a few easy steps.

1. Get a container. Depending on how big its going to be. For this one I used a medium size bucket.

2.Go ahead and  stuff the bucket with some green flower foam. Pack it in nice and tight and cut as needed.

3. Begin with your largest flowers. Start to clip them using some wire cutters made for silk flowers. You want the height to be taller than the container so use your good eyes to take a look. I would cut it about 4-5 inches above the container to be safe:0) I also took off all of the extra leaves so I could see more of the flower. Then arrange them inside the bucket. On the top, bottom, side, sideways, bent, you get the point. Do the same thing with the remaining larger flowers and medium flowers.

As your arranging make sure you take some time to step back and take a look at what your creating. You might need to move some things around. Keep in mind what shape your trying to make as well and keep within those lines. If your going for something asymmetrical, then break those “in the lines” rules:0)

One your flower arrangement begins to take shape. Start to clip and insert all your filler pieces. I used some greenery on the sides, but for the most part babies breath and those purple bead things filled all the empty spaces.

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To add some extra love. Paint the bottom a coordinating color and tie a ribbon around it.

This is a perfect Valentines Day arrangement and even a gift. Right now mine is waiting to be gifted to someone special!

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Are you intimidated by floral design? Do you have any silk arrangements in your home? Are they collecting dust:0)

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Comments

  1. So pretty! I had no idea you used silk flowers. They look so real to me!
    Brandi recently posted..A Quick Tip: Use an Air Pump to Blow up BalloonsMy Profile

  2. LOVE! You are so talented in every way. Just pinned this. LOVE the new look of your blog BTW.

  3. This is lovely and thank you for the tutorial too. I made one of my favorite centerpieces using silks. I get more compliments on it then any other. Hugs
    Katherines Corner recently posted..January Giveaway for 2013My Profile

    • Thanks girl! I LOVE silks..always have. I just dont have the money to spend on fresh flowers all the time! :0)

  4. this is perfect! love all the colors together. and i love that they are silk, so you can have it around forever!
    Andrea Worley recently posted..Hello New Year. Hello Coffee Date.My Profile

    • Thanks so much friend! Yes, you can have them around for a loooong time:0) Fresh is great but silks are ore practical :0) xoxo

  5. I have always feared silk flowers. Not hide under the bed kind of fear but steer clear in the aisle sort-of fear. Your arrangement looks AWESOME. I am so going to try this.
    Erin @ Two Story Cottage recently posted..Winter Mantel + Seeking Your OpinionMy Profile

    • Let me know when you try it Erin! Seriously it’s not that bad. I remember trying to do something like this years ago and failing SO bad. But for whatever reason this time around it was alot more natural…it’s because I’m a little older now…lol!

  6. Thanks, I was just about to head out and get flowers for a party tomorrow, and this will help me make good choices and arrange them at home. Now I jut need to hold down my squirming 3 year old at his haircut and my day is done:)
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  7. beautiful! love the colors you chose ♥ stopping over from i heart naptime!

  8. Nice collection of flowers !!

  9. Your arrangement is so pretty! The flowers really do look real. So who did you surprise with the lovely flowers?
    Darnetha recently posted..Jr’s Room Midway RevealMy Profile

    • They are still sitting there! I’m meeting up with a girlfriend this week and I just might give them to here:0) But it’s so hard cause I like them ALOT! haha! #keepers

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