I’m serving up some wildflower inspiration in today’s blog post! We recently got some samples in the office and we decided to create this loose and unstructured bouquet packed with colorful flowers and fun textures. Our design is carefree and simple so if you’re a DIY’er, this look is highly attainable! Most of the flowers we used are available year-round except the blue cornflowers, which are available April-November. You could substitute the blue cornflowers for blue thistle instead. Blue thistle has a distinctive spikey snowflake-shaped bloom with a cone center. Be sure to check out the instructions below to learn how to create your own!
- 9 stems of Queen Anne’s Lace
- 7 stems of Blue Cornflowers
- 3 stems of Orange Sorbet Snapdragons
- 7 stems of English Lavender
- 7 stems of Lavender Blue Scabiosa
- 7 stems of Light Pink Larkspur
- 4 stems of Mint
- Floral Tape
- Floral Shears
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Step 1: Prepare
Prepare your blooms by trimming all stems upon arrival, removing any foliage that will fall below the water level, and hydrating for at least 12 hours in cool, clean water.
Step 2: Making the Bouquet
Begin your bouquet with 3 stems of different flowers. In this case, we used Larkspur, Blue Cornflowers, and Lavender Blue Scabiosa. Continue working around in a circle until you have a size you are comfortable with, then secure with floral tape so that this central bundle is secured and won’t slip around as you continue building your bouquet. Work around the outside of this “core” you’ve created, alternating between the other filler flowers (Queen Anne’s Lace, English Lavender, Mint, etc.) to try and evenly space all of the colors throughout. Finish by securing with floral tape.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Finish the bouquet by tying with ribbon, making sure to cover the floral tape but leaving the ends of the bouquet exposed so you can continue to hydrate the flowers before you walk down the aisle! We choose to tie the ribbon in a simple knot and left the ends long and flowing. Use floral shears to cut stems to desired length.
(This bouquet was created by a FiftyFlowers team member (a regular DIY-er and not a professional florist).
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