My friend Maily is the ULTIMATE (non-professional) floral arranger. I got a phone call from her a few weeks ago and we quickly got together to collaborate for the flowers for my daughter’s birthday party. She has such an amazing eye, and I wanted to share some tips if one day you consider taking on DIY Floral Arrangement for your next bridal shower , baby shower, or and special event. You can save so much money by taking this on yourself. By the way, all the flowers shown in this post were done by Maily (I told you she was fabulous!).
Tip #1: Shop Wholesale
Lucky for us we live nearby the Los Angeles floral district. There you will find fresh cut wholesale flowers and greenery. If you don’t live near something like this, check discount super stores like Sam’s Club or Costco for inexpensive flowers.
Tip #2: Use Coupons
When purchasing your floral supplies, always check your weekly ads for craft supply stores such as Michael’s. Nine out of ten times you will find a 40% (sometimes 50%) off coupon. If you are shopping online, don’t forget to search for coupon codes.
Tip #3: Don’t forget about embellishments
When arranging your flowers, you can easily implement beads, feathers, beautifully crafted butterflies, and even lighting.
Tip #4: Think vertically and horizontally
Depending on where you are placing your flowers, keep in mind whether you need to build your bouquet vertically or horizontally. For horizontal arrangements use a shallow vase or container. Also think about the shape of your arrangement (oval, triangle, etc.).
Tip #5: Use creative recycled containers
A floral arrangement doesn’t always have to go in a glass vase or a pot. Consider using, a small vintage suitcase, a hollowed out book, a vintage tin, mason jars, you get the picture!
Of course, if taking on your own floral arrangement is too much, there are great sites like PickupFlowers to help. Don’t forget to use your PickupFlowers Coupons upon your visit with them!
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