Flowers arrangements are such a pleasure to design, and an even greater joy to offer. So why not combining the two by creating a stunning arrangement you can give as a gift? During the Holiday season, I'm always looking for original ideas to convey our love and appreciation for those around us. Offering something we have handcrafted ourselves is not only meaningful for us, but also for the person that will receive it. Thanks to their natural beauty, amazing floral gift rhymes with easy.
The featured design is an easy monochrome arrangement made out of three different types of roses: standard rose, spray rose and rose hips, which is the fruit of the rose plant. Because roses are always available in a wide range of colors, you can choose a different hue that will better reflect the emotion you are wanting to convey, or the recipient’s preferences.
Simply tie a beautiful ribbon with a note card around the container, and in no time, you will have created a beautiful gift filled with love and special meaning.
The arrangement presented here without ribbon. Plant pot from IKEA
The addition of ribbon creates the perfect gift for the Holiday Season.
Pink rose arrangement
1 tall white container (6” – 16 cm)
1 brick of Oasis foam
12 roses, pink
10 stems of spray roses, pink
1 stem of rose hips
Short sticks made out a small tree branch*
* Available at Art & Craft stores
Soak your oasis bricks and shape it to fit the ceramic container, leaving enough space to add water. Bevel the edge of the foam and add water.
Start by placing your standard roses, inserting the stems at a 45° angle. Try to group your flowers and turn the arrangement as you design it, to make sure you achieve a visual balance. The stems will be rather short, with at least 2” being inserted in the foam.
Continue with the spray roses, inserting them by cluster. Remove the flowers located on the lower section of the branch and insert them individually. This will help create a round form where all the flowers heads are at the same level. Insert the clusters of rose hips last.
Finish your design by adding the short sticks on the higher part and the moss around the edge of the container. You can secure the moss with some pins made out of a wire. The moss and sticks are adding texture and volume to this arrangement.
If the arrangement is a gift, tie the ribbon around the container and include your note card.