Although it’s nice to have a custom floral made for your home, and I certainly have plenty of them made for my clients, there is a way to do it yourself on a budget and have them look custom. Really there is!
If I don’t get them wholesale my favorite retail store to get flowers is Hobby Lobby. (If you’ve read many of my blog posts I know you won’t be surprised by that. Click here to see a previous post on another “do it yourself floral”)
For this arrangement I got these pretty pink bushels, because they had a quality look to them and also had additional branchy looking stems I wanted to use.
I always wait till they’re on sale 50% off or I’ll use my 40% off coupon that they have weekly on there website.
There are several types of moss you can use, but for this one I used Spanish Moss.
I started by clipping off individual stems and branches…..
And placing them into the styrofoam I cut to fit and placed at the bottom of the container.
This container I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby, too, by the way. It was $12.00, but originally a sage green color. I wanted it to be black so I simply spray painted it to get the look I wanted.
I intentionally made it a shorter arrangement rather than tall, because I want to keep it on the table during dinner and not have to remove it so people can see each other.
I continued to fill it with flowers (this arrangement took two bushels that were on sale for $12.49 each) then started squeezing in the moss. I like to make the moss really thick so none of the styrofoam shows and the arrangement looks really full.
Then I gave it a good tweakin’ and fluffin’ and when it was ready…..
I added it to my dinner table on the screened in porch.
Easy to do and very affordable. Give it a try!