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How To Create Gorgeous Floral Arrangements From Store-Bought Bouquets And Seasonal Foliage

How To Create A Beautiful Floral Arrangement

floral arrangements, making fall floral arrangments, how to create gorgeous arrangements for the holidays


Last week, GHID partnered up with Rosemary Stafford of Rosemary Stafford Floral Design and the Multnomah Athletic Club here in Portland to show people how to create beautiful floral arrangements with store-bought bouquets! The event sold out quickly and had 135 attendees - something the club hasn't experienced. This wasn't floral 101 for their members, so we kicked it up a notch with some beautiful and out-of-the-box ideas for all of the attendees to try out on their own. In 45 minutes time, Collin, Alison and Rosemary were able to bust out 12 gorgeously designed arrangements that incorporated succulents, orchids and bouquets from Trader Joe's.


How Does An Arrangement Tie A Room's Interior Decor Together?

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photographed by Blackstone Edge

The scents, colors, textures, and seasonal elements of a floral arrangement capture the essence of the holiday spirit. Focus on using colors seen throughout the existing decor in your home while adding a touch of the unexpected. The feel of the interior will be elevated and there will be a sense of joy by having a one-of-a-kind piece within the space.


How To Create A Floral Arrangement With Pumpkins

Put your knives down, there will be no hollowing out pumpkins for this arrangement! All you will need is your pumpkin, floral foam, floral wire, moss and flowers. Simply cut your floral foam to cover most of the top of the pumpkin, but don't leave any edges hanging over the pumpkin's edge. Grab your moss and wrap it around the floral foam. Secure the moss with your floral wire. Start inserting your flowers, succulents and seasonal branches that you find outside!

Tip: As your flowers start to die or wilt, pull them out and add in new flowers, cuttings, or succulents.

Re-purposing Old Kitchenware For Your Floral Arrangements

Don't be afraid to hold onto your kitchenware that you don't use anymore, because you might be able to use it for unique floral arrangements! At the luncheon we used old bundt cakes that we lined with Oasis (floral foam) and put a glass vase in the middle. We filled the bundt cake with gorgeous greenery and filled the glass vase with a bright floral arrangement. It's as easy as that!

Tip: Once your flowers die in the glass vase, feel free to take out the vase and place your pumpkin arrangement on top!

Creating A Collection Of Floral Arrangements

Create a collection of blue and white porcelain floral arrangements by purchasing three little vases that vary in height, but make sure that you keep a consistent theme throughout the three arrangements!

Tip: Don't be afraid to add the unexpected elements like fruit, sticks and feathers.


If you consider yourself part of the "non-creative" folks, don't hesitate to call Rosemary Stafford Floral Design for any all asks - she even travels to wherever you are!