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Local Florist’s Quick Tips For DIY Flower Arranging

We just found this great video from back in 2007 that features one of our member florists and thought I’d share! Meghan Carter, host of Ask the Decorator visits with Vickey Wenshrup of Amelia Florist Wine & Gift Shop in Amelia, Ohio to learn a few DIY flower arranging pointers.

Don’t miss the video at the bottom of this post!

DIY Flower Arranging

At the beginning of the video, Meghan asks, “How hard can it really be to make a floral arrangement?” By the end, she adds, “flower arranging isn’t as easy and you would think!” There is a whole lot more that goes into flower arranging that just putting flowers into a vase. Florists are truly artists, but also have to be meticulous in their efforts to keep your flowers lasting as long as possible. Sure you can DIY a flower arrangement, but for the absolute best results, give your local florist a call!

If you’re interested in DIY flowers, keep an eye out for workshops available in your area. Florists all over the country offer flower arranging classes where you can learn the ins and outs of creating flowers.

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Creating A Butterfly Garden With Your Local Florist

Attract Butterflies With A Butterfly GardenLast week, while our team members were at the Florida State Florists’ Association Design Summit, they took a detour to visit one of our great member florist, Tim Ryan of Botaniq in Santa Rosa Beach Florida. Tim was in the middle of teaching a Butterfly Garden Workshop right there at his flower shop! You might be surprised at all the things local florists are doing these days to bring back the love of flowers in their community.

This isn’t Tim’s first workshop, he’s done: fresh cut flower arranging, orchid gardens, terrariums and more! Guests get together and learn what it takes to create a beautiful floral designs and gardens, as well as the techniques it takes to take care of them all. For the butterfly garden, guests will put together a beautiful planter filled with tasty plants for butterflies. Tim shows his workshop guests how to take their planter to the next level by adding river cane as a trellis. A simple technique that adds big impact!

So, watch Tim in action as he hosts his workshop in the video below!
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Sips & Snips – DIY Flower Classes

Flower shops everywhere are coming up with fun and creative events to spark their communities love of flowers. The guys over at Helena Florist in Helena AL are doing a fantastic job with their Sips and Snips DIY floral event.

DIY Floral Design EventSips and Snips pairs two of life’s favorite indulgences – beautiful flowers and cold drinks! Guests are invited to come out, bring their favorite beverage and create their own, gorgeous flower arrangement to take home and enjoy. The florists at Helena Florist will guide you through each step of creating your own bouquet.

Helena Florist has created a website dedicated to the DIY floral event. SipsAndSnips.com helps to coordinate the event by using a colorful calender of arrangements. Each month, photos of the arrangements-to-be are posted along with the date and price of the class. Each class’s price is based on the particular arrangement being created that night. Each class is a different floral design!

By allowing clients to design their own bouquets, Helena Florist is enforcing a deep love of flowers that is sure to last for years to come! Guests know, when their arrangement withers, it’s time to book another class!

Love the idea but not close enough to attend Helena Florist’s event? Use Flower Shop Network to find your local florist and ask if they are doing any fun floral events like these in your area. Many florists are now hosting great DIY events, Girls Night Out Parties, wine tastings, and more!