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Flower Arrangements

Summer Daydream Bouquet

Summer Daydream Bouquet

Today I wanted to teach you how to arrange your own flowers!

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than flowers in bloom arranged artfully in a delicate, crystal vase. And today I’m going to teach you some tricks to achieving the kinds of flower arrangements often featured on TV or in magazines.

Firstly, “THERE ARE NO RULES!” … but there are steps you can take in order to create your own beautiful flower arrangements you can be proud of.

Tip #1: Use Your Instincts

There’s an artist in every one of us. Some are just dormant and sleeping, waiting for you to come wake it up. What better time than now? And the great thing about flower arrangements is that it takes so little from you to make them look beautiful. After all, flowers are things of beauty on their own.

Instead, trust your instincts. Let your eyes be your guide. Just pay attention and you will instantly know which flower arrangements are more pleasing to the eyes.

Tip #2: Cluster Small Flowers in Groups

It’s far from the rule of thumb, but you can never go wrong if you do this. Have you noticed how small flowers tend to disappear when placed in large flower arrangements? With all these large and more assertive blooms around them, the small flowers get overwhelmed. Moreover, they are also harder to grab and re-position.

By grouping smaller flowers together, it would be easier for you handle them and give your flower arrangements a more distinctive impression. You can do this by putting them close to each other or bundling them together with the use of a ribbon, rubber bands, floral wire, or floral tape.

Tip #3: On Single Blooms

Sunny Siesta

Sunny Siesta

Another common arrangement that people often resort to is a lone rose in a bud vase. While single bloom types of flower arrangements are always elegant, experiment with this method and add your own style. You can, for instance, make several single bloom flower arrangements positioned in several parts of the house – from small blooms inside wine glasses or tea cups to large blooms in bowls. That way, the lone rose in a bud vase can look even more distinctive in a room full of different flower arrangements.

Tip #4: Use the Right Container

If you must follow one rule, this is it: use containers that match the type of flower arrangements. The good news is that most flower arrangements are unique. So match them up with unique containers as well.

You do not have to arrange your flowers in a typical vase. If you feel your blooms look prettier in a different container, then do so. You can even use bottles, smaller vases, tea cups, wine glasses – the works. And the overall effect would be a refreshing look to your flower arrangements.

See … you can do it 🙂

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

PS. For more inspirational ideas check our summer flower arrangements page!

Summertime is the Perfect time for Flowers!

Photo of Hand Tied Euro Style flowers arrangement

'Hand Tied Euro Style' flowers arrangement

At Brant Florist, we can think of countless reasons why you might want to send flowers to a friend or family member and the summer season is no exception. Now that the heat is on, it’s the perfect time to add sparkle to someone’s day with a bouquet of beautiful summer flowers! Through their beauty, flowers have the power to reach out and touch those that we care about in a sunny and warm kind of way! Here are a few great reasons to send flowers this summer.

Photo of Glory Always Blooms flowers arrangement

'Glory Always Blooms' flowers arrangement

Congratulate a new graduate with a gift of flowers! Flowers are one of those unexpected gifts that are incredibly impactful and are never forgotten. Graduation flowers are a perfect way to say “we’re proud of you for a job well done.”

Photo of Sweetest Blooms flowers arrangement

'Sweetest Blooms' flowers arrangement

Getting married this summer? No doubt wedding flowerswill play a huge part of your ceremony and reception. But think outside of the wedding bouquet box and use flowers as welcome gifts for special out-of-town guests. Also consider presenting flowers to dedicated family members and friends that helped to make your special day unfold without a glitch.

Celebrate the arrival of a summer baby with a congratulatory bouquet. Baby may not yet appreciate the thoughtful gesture but Mom and Dad will!

Photo of How Sweet It Is flowers arrangement

'How Sweet It Is' flowers arrangement

Is a friend having a posh summer party? Stand out from the crowd by sending a floral arrangementto her home before the party starts. The friend will be floored by your thoughtfulness and the flowers will be certain to add a welcome splash of summer color to the dinner table.

Welcome guests staying for the weekend with a pretty bouquet of summer flowers setup in the guest bedroom. Flowers will make your guests feel special.

Photo of Summertime Breezes flowers arrangement

'Summertime Breezes' flowers arrangement

Travelling to visit with friends or family this summer? Say thank you to them for opening up their home to you by sending flowers before you arrive. Add a card with a message that reads, “We look forward to spending time with you and catching up. See you soon!”

Buy flowers for yourself! Add flowers to any room in your home and watch as the room is transformed into a brighter, lively summertime space!

Who will you send flowers to this summer?