Posts Tagged ‘DIY Flowers’

Great bouquets right out of the box

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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What’s an easy bouquet to arrange right out of the box?

It’s a question we’re asked sometimes when a sender feels flowers are the perfect gift yet they do suspect the floral recipient might be a tad bit, how can we say this delicately, “design challenged”. First, know there are plenty of options for those flower lovers that feel they’re not up to the task of arranging flowers themselves. We’ve created an easy-to-arrange-collection of bouquets that take only a little effort next to filling your vase with water and adding the flower food.

One of our most recent creations is the bouquet, Watercolor Iris. Ten stems of these exotic flowers arrive boxed and ready to bloom. We’ve paired the iris stems with a unique pocket vase. The vase is a work of art by Fringe Studios, its round rectangular shape tall and thin which supports the flowers perfectly. The vase makes its presence known with its sleek sides beautified by a transferware floral print.

Iris have a very special bloom shape and size. They make arranging a snap since the stems can be spaced in a free-form manner. As they open the spaces are filled with brilliant, intensely colored blossoms.

To view the Watercolor Iris, click here. We also invite you to check out our Orchid gallery which we categorize as another easy-to-arrange flower type.

Floral Inspiration with Single Stem Blooms

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

If you look around your home you’re sure to find lots of glassware, small bud vases or empty yet decorative bottles that can serve as the perfect vessel for a single flower stem. I made a quick trip around our photo studio and gathered a few interesting ones for my display.  When clustered together the look is gorgeous and I’ve only used 7 stems. (Left to right: Babe orange spray roses, pink phalaenopsis orchid, blue hydrangea, Hot Princess pink rose, yellow alstroemeria)

The look is is casual and airy and will look great in a home’s entryway or on your kitchen table. Creating this multi-blossomed display is not only super easy, but is very inexpensive. In fact, if you’re planning an event or party use any left over or broken stems for this project. You can make the look more formal by utilizing silver vases or mercury glass bottles. I’ve even added short blooms to interesting votive candleholders.

Have fun with it and let the flowers and your vessels provide the inspiration!

 

Bride & Blooms

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Summer is definitely wedding season, and Calyx Flowers is proud to play a part in many couples’ important day. Here’s a picture from a summer wedding last year showcasing our canary yellow Skyline roses, beautifully surrounding a pillar candle. The look is romantic and seasonally appropriate. No doubt the guests felt the warmth and love throughout the reception.

Skyline Roses Centerpiece
DIY Rose & Candle Centerpiece

Today’s wedding flower choices are unlimited for the do-it-yourself bride. You’ll find you can create bouquets in perfect pastel shades and centerpieces of electrifying orchids in intense, bold colors any time of the year. Many DIY divas are also adding sparkle and ambiance to their creations with gemstones, crystals, candles and tealight votives.

Do you pay extra attention to the flowers in special events such as weddings? Are there any arrangements that were really memorable?