Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Making Flower Arrangements Yourself

I went to our local floral store and i was terrified of all the prices for the table arrangements. I really feel that after they hear word  `WEDDING´ the price goes up at least 20 % or even more. So this put me thinking about making at lest our own center peace flower arrangements ourselves. If you are going to make some flower arrangements yourself as well, then i would suggest to do few things: 
  • Condition your flowers well before arranging them. Begin by stripping off the leaves from the section of the stem which will be positioned in water. Cut the base of the stems on the diagonal and keep them in water for 24-hours before you need them.
  • To keep costs down, hire rather than buy vases for your flowers. Many florists offer a hire service for beautiful glassware and candelabras.
  • I would suggest to do a trial run, set up a table at home to see how your flowers will look on the day.
  • Personalise plain vases with ribbons, brooches and buttons bought from your local haberdashery shop.
  • And if you have time then defenantly go on a wedding flower course to learn hands-on tips and tricks to help you create your very own designer arrangements.

I personally considering the following arrangement in maybe little different way, but still with similar idea.


For making this flower arrangement you will need:
  • Sharp scissors
  • Drinking straws
  • 2 boxes of wheatgrass (sold in flats or boxes at health-food stores and flower shops)
  • 12 to 16 gerbera daisies
  • A pencil

Step 1
Cut the straws to match the height of the grass.

Step 2
Snip the daisy stems so they are slightly longer than the straws, then gently slide each stem into a straw. If the straws are too narrow for the stems, slit the straws from top to bottom.

Step 3
Poke holes in the soil with the pencil. Stick the straw-sheathed flowers into the holes. 

Step 4
Lightly water the soil to help the flowers stay fresh.
I will be writting here how our table arrangement making plan goes .. Wish me luck :)


Ps. the idea from here 

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