Flowers and candy are the quintessential Valentine's Day gifts. Here, we combine them for an extra special arrangement that anyone would love. Keep scrolling for this easy how-to!
Start by creating a tic-tac-toe grid on your inner container using Oasis waterproof floral tape. (You can use Scotch tape in a pinch, but it won't be as sturdy–and definitely not waterproof.)
Next, place your inner vessel inside your outer vessel. Pour M&Ms in the space between your inner and outer vessel. Fill your inner vessel with water that's been treated with floral food.
Next, begin your design by placing your greenery in the outer squares of your tic-tac-toe grid. (It may flop around at first–it will become more secure once you place your other flowers!)
Prep your remaining flowers by removing all stems and leaves that would fall beneath the water line. This prevents the breeding of bacteria. Cut all stems to the same length. We cut ours to around 7 inches–just enough to rest against the lid of the outer vessel. The length of your stems will vary depending on the height of your vessels.
Begin your design by placing the red roses. It's up to you where in the grid you place them! Use your imagination. We like to space ours out evenly.
Next, add the pink spray roses. (Any pink flower would work here. Pink Camellias are beautiful this time of year!) Again–get creative with placement. We like to space these to where they are evenly represented throughout the arrangement.
Finish by adding your white textural element. This will break up the design a bit and bring out the white M&Ms. Other options for white texture include Baby's Breath and Wax Flower.
Enjoy your finished product! If you make this design, don't forget to tag us on instagram @bubblesandbloomsbr
For more tips, join us for a workshop. We'll be at the Royal Standard February 10 (http://bit.ly/2QVvuFX) and White Star Market February 13 (http://bit.ly/2MjAF1J).
Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day is almost here–and along with champagne and chocolate, one of the most popular Valentine's Day gifts is a bouquet of flowers-specifically roses. How to arrange a dozen roses is an entire post in itself (one that we'll dive into soon.)
But how to care for them? That's easy! We provide tips for flower care in each and every one of our workshops, but we'll drop three of our top rose care tips here to help you keep your Valentine's Day flowers looking fabulous!
1. Cut foliage below the water line
Leaves and thorns below the water line breed bacteria. Use the oh-so-satisfying rose stripper tool to rid rose stems of those pesky leaves and thorns. It will make the flower look better and will help to keep your water fresh!
2. Trim stems at a 45 degree angle
Cutting stems at a 45 degree angle ensures that your stem has the largest surface area possible for absorbing water from your vase. This will help to prolong the life of your cut roses.
3. Use flower food
You know those yellow "flower food" packs that come with flowers you pick up from the grocery store? Use them! Flower food has anti-microbial properties that help to keep your water bacteria-free and will prolong the life of your roses.
Want more tips? Join us at one of our Valentine's workshops!
We'll be at the Royal Standard February 10 (http://bit.ly/2QVvuFX) and White Star Market February 13 (http://bit.ly/2MjAF1J).