I’m taking floral design classes through a local college’s continuing education program now, and they’re a lot of fun! The first class was a four week “Wedding Basics,” class where I learned in the first meeting I attended last week to tie a bouquet handle properly with ribbon, and how to wire a Camellia leaf bouquet collar. The class is more contemporary than I thought it would be, and is taught by Sarinya Villanueva, a talented floral designer and former art director for Bride & Bloom magazine, who is a fellow blogger!
Cruising around her blog The Daily Petal, I found one of the more brilliant economical floral containers I’ve seen in a while – I love repurposed floral containers and this is one I hadn’t seen done before! Before I reveal, try to guess what the container actually is:
It’s a wood utensil holder accented with bright green moss! I think that’s pretty brilliant. I looked around online and didn’t find an exact match, but came across this bamboo version from Amazon that could be used to similar effect, for $20.
This is *definitely* a quick, easy arrangement that makes a big statement, and it’s all thanks to the container. I feel more and more like great containers are so key to great floral designs, especially for a non-pro considering making their own. A very few flowers or just a single type of flowers (even a single type of very common flowers like carnations) look cool in an uncommon container!