As Valentine’s day quickly approaches I thought it would fun to showcase an easy flower arrangement you can tackle on your own that can either be used as a centerpiece or a bouquet.
I was at a wholesale florist last week and had a blast going through all of the massive refrigerators full of blooms. In another life I would have totally become a floral designer and when I do event styling through Effortless Style I tend to tackle all of the centerpieces on my own. Such fun!
Now that we are in February the price on roses are high and anything in the pink or red color stories are also on the rise. It is possible though to make an arrangement and not break the bank.
Carnations are your friend. I know some people hate them, because they are a cheap flower, but they can be really pretty. They come in bold colors and are really full. Bunch them up and they look amazing. Spray roses are also your friend and much cheaper than traditional roses during this Valentines day season.
I needed flowers for an event I was booked for so I bought a lot:
For an individual arrangement you would only need a 2 dozen carnations in different shades. I went with a hot pink and a pale pink. You would also need 1 dozen of the min spray roses and some sort of filler flower. I used wax flowers as my filler, but really you could use whatever is available in a neutral shade. You will have lots of extra flowers with the amounts listed above, but since you can really only buy flowers by the dozen at retailers there is no way around it. So either make a super large arrangement or lots of extras for friends.
I picked up these vases for $1.59! Great size and shape and a nice weight.
When doing your own arrangement it’s all about the details. I use floral foam for all of my arrangements and need to hide that so instead of wrapping the base in leaves I spraypainted them like I did here. You can arrange the flowers in whatever style you like, but I tend to follow these steps.
Now that looked pretty enough, but I decided to step things up by adding a pretty glittery word. I had a friend make up some words for me on glittery scrapbooking paper. She can do whatever you like. If you are interested email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We all need a little heart on Valentine’s day!