Finding a Fantastic Florist

After I got engaged many years ago, I came to the realization that I needed a florist and had no idea what to look for. I've since had many occasions in which I had to higher a florist to provide flowers to beautify a particular special occasion. Having a florist with a flair for style and aesthetics can really set the ambiance at your event apart from the rest. There are all sorts of options to be familiar with when you hire a florist or when you need to buy flowers from one. Hopefully this blog will help make those decisions a little easier.

How To Make An Illuminated Bouquet

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One way to enhance the beauty of your bouquet is to add lights to it. Here's how you can achieve this look.

1. Take a Trip to the Craft Store

First, you are going to need to go to the craft store to purchase spherical Christmas ornaments or other spherical decorations, florist tape and wire, battery operated LED lights that have approximately ten on a string, and bead sticks. Make sure that your spherical ornaments match the color of the flowers that you are planning on using. You will also need a foam base where you can assemble the flowers, spheres, and lights.

2. Get the Spheres Ready

Next, get the spheres ready by cutting four inches of wire, bending the wire in half, and inserting it into the head of each ornament or decoration. Use glue to cement the wires to the tops and wait for the glue to dry entirely. Experiment with placing the bulbs in your bouquet to see how many spheres you are going to need to make sure that you have a good mix of flowers and decorations.

3. Add the Lights

Take your bead sticks and wrap the lights around them, so that approximately three to five lights are on each stick. You will need the same number of lighted sticks as you have spheres. If you multiple strings of lights, take the battery packs and stack them on top of each other so that they are easier to hide. You might want to consider taping the battery packs together if you can still access each switch when they are stacked.

4. Assemble the Bouquet

Take your foam base and start placing the flowers in first. Stick your entire bouquet into the base so that the top two thirds of the base is entirely covered and the bouquet fans out in a way that is aesthetically pleasing for you. Use a vase to make sure that you get the shape correct. Next, add the light sticks. Try to distribute them as evenly as possible in order to make sure that the light goes all the way through your bouquet. Once all of the sticks have been added, move the base up and place the battery packs beneath it in the vase. Then, replace the base. Finally, use the wire at the end of the spheres to tie each of the spheres onto a light stick. 

For more information about adding light to your bouquet, talk to a florist like Joanna's Florist.

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2 September 2015