Hello sweet friends, if you are stopping in today, its because you love florals as much as I do. I love a fresh arrangement any day, but in my area, they are a little hard to come by. Because of that, I have learned a few tricks over the years working with Faux Stems. I want to share a tried and true way that anyone can use, no artistic bone in your body required. It is truly as easy as pie, it will take you longer to remove the paper tags, than to make the arrangement.
I make a habit of picking up florals whenever I see something fabulous, or on sale, and I would rather buy one design, but many multiples of it, in order to build my supply. Exactly the same tip I shared for Christmas Florals. Once you have done this over a year or two, through the seasons, you will have quite an arsenal to choose from. Try to buy odd numbers, I like seven and nine, because I have large containers. But if you use smaller containers, you could do three, and five, or even one and three. I find the florals at, Afloral, to be a cut above the florals from the local Craft stores. They are a better quality, the price is always good, and they are, simply more realistic. These florals were sent to me, free of charge, to do this 4-week series, however, I choose them, and my opinion is 100% my own, I also purchase from Afloral on my own, all the time. If you sign up for there email, you will be the first to hear about a SALE.
So, like I said this is going to be quick, maybe even less than 5 minutes. Choose your vessel, then after removing all the tags, I lay my florals out in piles of like flowers on the table. Buying multiples is the trick here. Then I start by grabbing one full grouping of like florals, and place them in the container. Sometimes I work from the greenery to the florals, other times the florals first. Its really whatever works best for you. I wanted to be sure that the florals in the front would be the main focus, so I started with them, and added the greenery after to kind of hold the flowers in place. You always need more than you think, but that is why you use greenery, to fill in.
All of my stems were about the same length, with the exception of the Lambs Ear. (I have all the exact products linked for you) I started with the Cabbage Roses, added those off to one side, then the Garden Rose, off to the other, and the Ranunculus in the middle front and center. I then tucked the Ferns to one side, the Eucalyptus to the other, and tucked the Lambs Ear in the back. I was a little short of being full, so in an attempt to fill up my container, I grabbed another handful of ferns, and added them to the side/back of the arrangement on the opposite side of the first bunch. Done. Thats it, its that simple. Coming up I will be sharing a similar looks, but adding in some color.
Here you can see the full room, the flowers are stunning. The table runner here is from Julia Home Line, and it is so soft and beautiful.
Be sure to stop back for the next three weeks, as I share some easy floral tips and tricks, that anyone can do.
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